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 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

State releases further guidance on interstate travel August 7 The state has released further guidelines for the changes made to state health mandate #11, which oversees the arrival of residents and no... Full story

 
 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...

 

Yesterday's News

July 2, 1920 The big party of Shriners who are making the tour of Southeastern Alaska this week on the steamers Jefferson and Spokane were entertained by the people of Petersburg on their way north on Tuesday. The entertainment took the form of a lun...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 4, 2020

EOC concerned over cruise ships arriving this season

The borough assembly approved the Emergency Operations Center to answer a survey from the Alaska Municipal League regarding the presence of cruise ships in Alaska and also heard concerns over cruise...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Pandemic brings on depression among Alaskans

Petersburg Public Health Nurse Erin Michael warned the public that as people's lives change and adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they can begin to feel depressed and suicidal. At the COVID-19...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 21, 2020

American Cruise Line hopes to dock in town this summer

American Cruise Lines has 11 stops planned for Petersburg this season, with the first docking taking place at the end of June, according to ACL CEO Charles B. Robertson. ACL's American Constellation...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Wrangell Port Commission approves request to relocate submarine cable

WRANGELL — It was a relatively light meeting of the Wrangell Port Commission last Thursday evening, May 7. There was only one agenda item for the commission to consider, a request by GCI to relocate the landing for a submarine cable. The...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Pandemic erases most of Alaska cruises, passenger bookings

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Nearly 70% of this summer’s Alaska cruise ship voyages have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of expected passengers staying away from the staple of the state’s tourism industry....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 23, 2020

Borough approves public health mandates #5, #6

The borough assembly approved two health mandates at their assembly meeting on Monday regarding the use of the borough's harbor facilities by cruise ships and the submission of essential workers'...

 

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 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,...

 

Cruise company shifts plan to dock ship in Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State museums and schools are temporarily closed; restaurants, bars and gyms in Anchorage are shuttered for the rest of March and fans are urged not to fly to Nome for the end of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. These are amo...

 
 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....

 

Ship turned away by Asia ports carrying new crew

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A cruise ship turned away from ports in Asia over fears of a new virus will be cleaned to federal standards and carry a different crew when the vessel docks in Alaska, officials said. The MS Westerdam is expected to undergo a...

 

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...

 

Guest Commentary: AMHS can be saved

I am almost a lifetime SE Alaskan and my wife and I are current residents of Wrangell. I moved to Ketchikan in 1943 when I was ten years old and have lived and worked in almost every major Southeast Alaska city including Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell...

 

To the Editor

Vital role of AMHS not addressed To the Editor: Recently I traveled to Juneau to meet with Legislators to discuss the importance of the Alaska Marine Highway. Mayors and administrators from statewide coastal communities teamed up to highlight the...

 

AK cruise ship dock permit issued; construction to begin

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) _ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for a cruise ship dock in southeast Alaska, but the dock's opening date is unclear, agency officials said. The permit was issued Tuesday for the 1,300-foot (400-meter),...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 2, 2020

2019: Year in Review

January Following the shutdown of the U.S. government on Dec. 22, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard stated it would continue offering essential services. The borough assembly approved $600,000 for a new...

 

Free to a good home: 1 newspaper

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Free to a good home: One newspaper. Not a single edition of a paper but the entire newspaper. Publisher Larry Persily is willing to give away The Skagway News to the right...

 

Nolan Center opens new shipwreck exhibit

WRANGELL - The Nolan Center opened its newest exhibit on shipwrecks with much fanfare on Friday, Nov. 8. With food, wine, music, and special presentations, many people turned out for the grand...

 

Trump defends Alaska governor amid recall push to oust him

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday voiced his opposition to a push in Alaska aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, with a decision expected soon on whether the effort will advance. Trump tweeted that Democrats are...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Marine passenger fee brings in $38,000

The Petersburg Borough has collect roughly $38,000 in marine passenger fees, with a possible $11,000 still to be collected, said Finance Director Jody Tow at an assembly meeting last week.  The...

 

Meet the Candidates:

Mayoral candidates Jeff Meucci General Information Age: 64 Experience: I served on the Petersburg Park & Recreation advisory board, the Petersburg City council and served two terms as the Petersbu...

 

Group predicts jump in Alaska cruise ship passengers in 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An industry trade group predicts the number of Alaska cruise ship passengers will break records in 2020 for the fifth consecutive year. CoastAlaska reports the outlook comes from Cruise Lines International Association Alaska....

 

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