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 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Local COVID-19 travel mandate still in place April 2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on Friday that recommends Americans who are fully vaccinated can travel freely... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

PHS to test athletes for COVID-19 weekly

Petersburg High School will test students involved in interscholastic, in-person sports that involve competition and travel on a weekly basis as the Petersburg School District looks for ways to get st...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 4, 2021

Two cases of COVID-19 identified within three days

Two active cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in town this week, according to the Emergency Operations Center. The first case was identified on Monday after an incoming traveler had a tested...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

School board considers calendar changes

The Petersburg School Board began discussing the 2021-2022 school year calendar at their meeting on Jan. 12 and looked at three possible calendars. All three scenarios had the school year start on...


PHS basketball begins a late season

After a late start to the basketball season following uncertainty around the pandemic in Alaska, the basketball players at Petersburg High School were finally able to return to the court on Jan. 11....


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

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...

 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...

 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Assembly approves $778,000 to PSD

The Petersburg Borough assembly passed a resolution at their meeting on Monday that transfers $778,000 from the borough's Coronavirus Aid, Revenue, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund to th...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

State issues guidance for school districts

The Petersburg School Board reviewed a guidance document released by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development at their school board meeting last week that lays out a framework on plann...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 11, 2020

HS, MS activities could resume in July

Outdoor activities will possibly resume at Mitkof Middle School and Petersburg High School on July 13, said Activities Director Jaime Cabral at the Petersburg School Board meeting on Tuesday. School d...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 30, 2020

PSD in good financial standing despite COVID-19

The Petersburg School Board approved the fiscal year 2020 spring budget revision at their board meeting earlier this month, resulting in a $154,037 increase in revenue over the winter revision....

 By Brian Varela    News    April 23, 2020

School district churns out thousands of meals each week

Last week, the Petersburg School District distributed 3,946 meals to 310 kids in the district as students continue to attend class remotely. The district's food service department first began deliveri...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

SB postpones Alaska Reads Act discussions

During a virtual Petersburg School Board meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter recommended that the board postpone talks on the Alaska Reads Act, which is a senate bill being put...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

All school activities cancelled until fall

Activities at the Petersburg School District and other school districts across the state have been cancelled for the rest of the academic year as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. PSD Activities...


Governor seeks to assert calm over virus concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, seeking to assert calm concerning the new coronavirus threat, said Monday he sees the fall in oil prices as a “momentary issue’’ that with the stock market will work itself out. The virus has...


How ferry shutdown impacts school districts

The shutdown of ferry service in Southeast Alaska has impacted many aspects of day-to-day life in communities across the region. In previous reporting by the Wrangell Sentinel and Petersburg Pilot,...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Assembly questions Stedman's take on Kake road

A resolution opposing the Kake Access Road project was discussed at an assembly meeting Tuesday, but assembly members won't vote on the resolution until their March 2 meeting. Vice Mayor Jeigh...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Senate bill focuses on early childhood education

Discussed by the Petersburg School Board at their meeting last week was a senate bill being put forth by Alaska legislators that would mandate school districts offer a preschool program and ensure...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 13, 2020

SB passes policy to address the spread of illnesses

The Petersburg School Board voted in favor of adopting a board policy in its first reading on Tuesday that addresses pandemic and epidemic emergency readiness. The policy was recommended to the board...


Governor Dunleavy Announces Town Hall Series

(Juneau, AK) – Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his Conversations with Alaskans town hall series, to further engage with the public on their vision of Alaska’s future, beginning Monday, February 3rd. Governor Dunleavy will be... Full story


Wrangell Mayor goes to Washington

WRANGELL - Mayor Steve Prysunka travelled to Washington D.C. last week to speak before the Senate Committee on Energy and National Resources. He was invited to speak on behalf of the National...


Early blows for state of Alaska in prominent cases

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state has suffered recent blows in lawsuits driven by opinions issued by Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, with one legislative critic saying Clarkson is providing ideological opinions. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an...


Alaska school computer monitoring raises privacy concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school district has introduced a new computer monitoring program prompting concerns over student privacy and data collection. The Juneau School District installed and launched the Bark program Sept. 13, Juneau Empire... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    October 17, 2019

School board holds off on sex offender policy

The Petersburg School Board passed updates to 17 policies to align with the Association of Alaska School Boards' changes in policy to reflect state laws in its first reading at their meeting on Oct....


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