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 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

Interstate travel restrictions coming for non-residents July 31 Starting Aug. 11, non-residents entering the state of Alaska will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result that was receive... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 23, 2020

Zero active cases of Covid-19 in town

There have been zero active cases of COVID-19 in town since Thursday, July 16 when the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center first announced that all cases of the virus have since...

 
 By Bert Stedman    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly approves in-person voting

The borough assembly voted in favor of having an in-person municipal election this fall at their assembly meeting on Monday, instead of an election held entirely by mail. Borough Clerk Debbie...

 

Letters to the Editor

Can't afford boondoggle To the Editor: Senator Stedman's diatribe defending his second road to nowhere is totally unpersuasive (Petersburg Pilot, July 2, 2020). His persistent opposition to public...

 

To the Editor

Turbulent Times To the Editor: We live in turbulent times. Everywhere in the lower 48 it seems monuments and statues are being toppled. Even in Alaska I've heard talk of removing certain statues of...

 

Letters to the Editor

Highway robbery To the Editor: Senator Stedman's so-called "Kake Access" Road is a colossal and shameful waste of $40 million dollars of public funds, which could be better spent on legitimate...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 4, 2020

Reduce plastic group updates public on progress

The Reduce Plastic Use Petersburg Group got together last week to talk about what its members have done to promote awareness of the problems of plastic usage. "Our goal has been to increase the awaren...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Littleton to retire from PSD after 30 years

After seven superintendents, five principals, countless teachers and 30 years, Administrative Assistant Irene Littleton is just about ready to retire from the Petersburg School District. It was...

 

Yesterday's News

May 7, 1920 Fish handling facilities are to be installed on the Trading Union dock by that concern at once, according to the announcement of manager Carl E. Swanson to the Report editor. A housing engine and ice crusher will be installed and the cool...

 
 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

Second case of COVID-19 identified in community

The Petersburg Borough confirmed the second positive result for COVID-19 in the community on Saturday in a joint statement with Petersburg Medical Center. While this is the second case to officially...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 9, 2020

51 negative COVID-19 tests, one positive

As of April 7, the Petersburg Medical Center has sent out 62 test samples to be tested for COVID-19 at state and commercial laboratories, according to PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter at Wednesday's daily...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

26 tests come back negative for COVID-19

As of Wednesday afternoon, Petersburg Medical Center has submitted 39 COVID-19 testing samples to state and commercial laboratories, 26 of which have come back negative and the remaining 13 tests are...

 

Alaska lawmakers approve $66.7M for ferry service funding

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature has approved a $66.7 million budget appropriation that lawmakers said should keep the Alaska Marine Highway System running for the year. Legislators increased the operating budget for the state’s...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 2, 2020

Alaska lawmakers fall short of self-imposed goal to finish

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska lawmakers fell short of a self-imposed goal of completing their most pressing work Friday, with key measures, including a state spending package and bills related to the coronavirus, yet to be finalized. Friday marked D...

 

Guest Commentary

Sen. Bert Stedman has been serving Southeast communities for 17 years. He is the Senate Finance Committee co-chair. It did not take a positive test for the Alaska State Legislature to begin... Full story

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    March 26, 2020

Alaska Senate puts $1,000 stimulus payment in budget bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Senate approved a budget provision Monday that would give residents a $1,000 payment as a way to blunt economic impacts from the coronavirus. The provision, an amendment to a larger state spending package, passed...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Assembly against moving Kake road closer to town

The borough assembly failed to pass a letter to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner John MacKinnon requesting DOT revise their plans for the Kake Access Road...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

Town lays out Coronavirus facts, preparations

Members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, as well as community leaders and local business representatives, got together last Thursday to discuss the COVID-19 virus and how entities...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

SB approves policy regarding quarantines

The Petersburg School Board adopted a policy on Tuesday in its second and final reading that addresses the Petersburg School District's pandemic and epidemic emergency readiness. Board policy 6114.4...

 

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...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Assembly in support of Kake/Petersburg road

A resolution that would have opposed the Kake Access Road project and asked state legislators to reappropriate the remaining balance of the $40 million in funding for the project was voted down by...

 
 By Bert Stedman    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Guest Commentary

The Petersburg Borough Assembly recently considered a resolution urging the Legislature to re-appropriate money from a critical $40 million Kake-Petersburg road project to the Alaska Marine Highway...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 27, 2020

Stedman speaks on AMHS at chamber banquet

Sen. Bert Stedman told the community while attending the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce banquet on Saturday that the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System depends on how negotiations go with...

 

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