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 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

No new COVID-19 cases identified on Friday March 5 Active COVID-19 cases have fallen to 51 in Petersburg, after no new cases were identified on Friday, according to a joint press release from the... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Petersburg expects over 80 port calls this summer

The Canadian government issued an order on Feb. 4 to prohibit cruise ships in all Canadian waters until Feb. 28, 2022, but Dave Berg, cofounder of Viking Travel, said the restriction would only...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 4, 2021

Cruise ships begin scheduling local port calls

Cruise ships are expected to make 85 port calls in Petersburg between May 11 and Sept. 18, according to the current 2021 Petersburg cruise ship schedule. Following the cancelled ports of call in...

 

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 Ron Loesch    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Editorial

“Don’t forget to sign-up for the National Newspaper Convention,” my wife and co-publisher said. “It’s being held in Jacksonville, Florida this year,” she added. If there was ever a year to leave Petersburg for a Florida destination, this...

 

Vikings take #1 spots in cross country meet

The Petersburg High School runners took first place in both the boys and girls races in the first cross country meet of the season at Klawock on Saturday, Sept. 5. On the boys team, junior Uriah...

 

AK Airlines: No mask, no travel, no exceptions

Alaska Airlines announced on Wednesday that starting Aug. 7 all passengers ages two years and older must wear a face covering at all times while in the airport and onboard their aircraft, according...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 16, 2020

Cruise ships down to 10 port calls

American Cruise Lines has cancelled their voyages through Southeast Alaska this summer leaving Lindblad Expeditions as the last cruise line with port calls in Petersburg this summer. ACL had...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 2, 2020

One new case of COVID-19 locally

A traveler coming into town through the James A. Johnson Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a joint statement between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center released...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 26, 2020

Future of this year's cruise ship season undetermined

As the first cruise ships are expected to arrive in town on May 12, it is still too early to tell how COVID-19 will affect the cruise ship industry in Southeast Alaska, according to Dave Berg,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

Strong economy expected for borough

The borough's sales tax has brought in $2,362,621 for the 2020 fiscal year so far, which is about $90,000 higher than what was brought in this time last year, according to Finance Director Jody Tow....

 

SE communities disrupted by ferry shutdown again

With the M/V Matanuska going out of service last week, ferry service via the Alaska Marine Highway has completely shut down. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation,...

 

Yesterday's News: News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

December 19, 1919 The Petersburg Band has been re-organized with H. S. Halgeson as director and with about 30 members, many of whom are old players. The new organization would receive the active support of every citizen of Petersburg as music is one...

 

Vikings wrestle first home tournament

The Petersburg High School wrestling team invited Wrangell and Craig High Schools to town last Saturday for an "unconventional" tournament, said Head Coach Tyler Thain. Wrangell and Craig wrestlers...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Community, assembly distressed over sewage in harbor

Ongoing concern about cruise ships dumping their grey water and sewage into Petersburg's harbors and nearby waters caused assembly members to agree on Friday that the borough needs to take some form...

 

Ferry workers' strike brings travel disruptions

With approximately 400 members of the Inlandboatmen's Union going on strike last Wednesday, July 24, operations of the Alaska Marine Highway System have come to a halt. Without ferry services, many...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 18, 2019

Le Soléal captain denies reports of dumping sewage

A fisherman reported raw sewage had been dumped into Frederick Sound near Le Conte Bay on the morning of July 10, but the cruise ship Le Soléal's captain, Erwan Le Rouzic, said any sewage found in...

 

Graduation Edition

Clair Byrer Parents: Carli and Michael Byrer Number of years in Petersburg schools: 13 High School awards or honors: ASTE People’s Choice, ASTE First Place Digitally Enhanced Photo, National Honor Society, 4 years of Honor Roll Plans following...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 14, 2019

Community in favor of smaller PFD, state income tax

A town hall meeting was called by Mayor Mark Jensen last week to hear comments and concerns from the public regarding Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The community was...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

2018: Year in Review

January The borough assembly received a proposed update to its zoning code that would introduce a new form of affordable housing, an expansion of the historical and industrial districts and the end...

 

Yesterday's News

December 27, 1918 No paper was published this week December 31, 1943 Lt. A. Langdon, chairman of the Petersburg Christmas Cheer committee, turned in a final report of the committee’s activities this year. Organizations participating in this work...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

Petersburg split on idea of larger cruise ships

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss and receive community feedback on the possibility of larger cruise ships coming to Petersburg. In August, Viking...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Assembly postpones discussion on larger ships coming to town

The borough assembly on Monday voted in favor of removing a discussion item from its agenda, which addressed the possibility of 900-passenger cruise ships stopping in Petersburg in 2020. “I think we just need to delay this,” said assembly member...

 

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