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 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021 

Community risk level lowered to yellow

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center lowered the community risk of COVID-19 transmission from orange to yellow, or level one on Wednesday, according to a joint press between the Petersburg Borou...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021 

New P&R director sets facility priorities

In her first Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting since becoming the new Parks and Recreation director, Stephanie Payne laid out the goals she'd like to accomplish in the coming weeks and month...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021 

School board approves sex ed. curriculum

The Petersburg School Board approved the sex education curriculum for Petersburg High School at their regular meeting on Tuesday to comply with HB 156. The house bill requires that the sex education i...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

COVID-19 vaccine clinic reaches 350 residents January 15 Petersburg Medical Center vaccinated about 350 residents age 65 and older during Thursday’s COVID-19 vaccine drive at the Petersburg School... Full story

 

PSD returns to distance learning amid virus spike

The Petersburg School District postponed reopening the schools to students on Wednesday following Petersburg Emergency Operation Center's announcement on Monday that it was raising the local risk...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Borough assembly approves COVID-19 dashboard

The Borough Assembly, at their meeting on Monday, approved the Community Risk Communication Plan, which tracks the COVID-19 situation in town and offers guidelines. The Community Risk Communication...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

2020: Year in Review

January The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed establishing critical habitat areas for humpback whales in three distinct population segments located off Mexico, Central American...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

Red Kettles bring in $19,879.50

Bell ringers raised $19,879.50 in donations for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign this holiday season, said Salvation Army Major Loni Upshaw. The donations will fund the Salvation Army's social...

 

Yesterday's News

December 24, 1920 The business men of Ketchikan have subscribed $2,500 with which to send a representative to Washington D.C. to induce the department of justice to support a request for a division of the First Judicial District of Alaska. At...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

PSD students show growth in reading, math

Petersburg School District students took a Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment test this fall that gauged reading fluency and math and reading growth among students, which found those...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Cases at zero week before Christmas

As of Wednesday, Petersburg Medical Center had collected 6,359 test samples to be tested for COVID-19 onsite and at outside laboratories. Of those test samples collected, 6,268 have returned negative...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Stephanie Payne chosen as next P&R director

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht has recommended Facilities Supervisor Stephanie Payne to fill the vacant Parks and Recreation director position. The Borough Assembly will vote whether or not to...

 

Police report

December 9— Authorities responded to a report of theft at the Petersburg School District. A parking complaint at a location on Mitkof Highway brought a police response. Extra patrols were conducted on Charles W St. December 10— Authorities...

 

PHS basketball, cheer get start date

Activities at Petersburg High School are set to resume later this winter and spring with basketball and cheer starting Jan. 11. The decision comes after an Alaska School Activities Association Board o...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

Asymptomatic testing at MVM nixed

The Borough Assembly failed to pass a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the borough and Petersburg Medical Center to provide COVID-19 asymptomatic testing at Mountain View Manor Assisted Living at...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

EOC unveils local risk level plan, COVID-19 dashboard

Petersburg's Emergency Operations Center has released the draft of its risk communication plan and COVID-19 dashboard, which will monitor the status of the virus in the community and offer mitigation...

 

Together Tree from Petersburg at Governor's Mansion

JUNEAU, AK – This year’s Together Tree, a 16-foot Lodgepole Pine harvested from Petersburg on Mitkof Island, was delivered to the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau late last week. The Together Tree’s arrival continues a multi-year tradition of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020

Aquatic Center reopens to the public

The Park and Recreation Center's Aquatic Center opened to the public on Nov. 23 following temporary repairs in the boiler room. Initial contractor estimates projected the pool to reopen on a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Assembly passes mask mandate

Borough residents are now required to wear a face covering in public buildings, work settings and at outdoor public gatherings of 50 people or more following the approval of public health mandate #8...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Three more cases of COVID-19 in town

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in town since last week's COVID-19 community update, according to joint press releases between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. The...

 

Yesterday's News

November 19, 1920 Alaska will soon be made a separate forestry district by the Secretary of Agriculture, according to word received from Col. W. G. Greeley, the chief Forester, by Gov. Thomas Riggs, Jr. At the present time and heretofore, Alaska has...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Vessel screening mandate extended until Feb.

The Borough Assembly extended the borough's health mandate that places COVID-19 protocols on vessels docking and disembarking at borough harbor facilities for the fourth time at their meeting on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

EOC releases health alert aimed at fighting pandemic fatigue

With the hopes of encouraging residents to resist pandemic fatigue as Alaska approaches the eight month mark of battling COVID-19, the Petersburg Emergency Operations Center released a health alert...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Elementary school hires six new teachers

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School brought on board six new teachers this year as the school looks to create smaller class sizes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the building. One of the new te...

 

New MS teachers see benefit of online tools

Sixth grade teachers Bridey Short and Casey Gates are the two newest additions to the teaching staff at Mitkof Middle School. Both teachers signed a one year contract with the district, but while Shor...

 

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