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 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Ashley Lohr's 'Wander' art show opens at Clausen Museum

After a delayed opening due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, local artist and teacher Ashley Lohr's show "Wander" opened Saturday at the Clausen Museum. The show is Lohr's 13th solo exhibit at the...

 

Fines cut from ordinance following public outcry

The Borough Assembly passed Ordinance #2021-20 during Wednesday's meeting which amended the previous emergency masking ordinance brought about by the increase of COVID-19 cases in Petersburg. The...

 

PMC slammed by COVID-19 spike

COVID-19 cases continue to rise, impacting the Petersburg Medical Center's staff and operations as the hospital approaches its breaking point. As cases go up, work effort and stress levels among...

 

Assembly unanimously approves emergency mask mandate

The Borough Assembly approved an emergency ordinance Friday which requires that masks must be worn inside all public indoor spaces. Petersburg saw a dramatic increase in cases in the week leading up...

 

PHS wrestling faces new opposition in Anchorage tournament

Six students from the Petersburg High School wrestling team traveled to Anchorage last weekend to compete in the Anchorage Christian Schools tournament. The tournament is the biggest in the state for 3A and smaller schools with upwards of 30 teams ac...

 

COVID outbreak cancels PHS volleyball tournament

The Petersburg High School volleyball team’s North Seeding Tournament was canceled last weekend due to the high number of active COVID-19 cases in Petersburg according to Activities Director Jaime Cabral. PHS was set to host the tournament and...

 

COVID-19 outbreaks cause continued stress for healthcare workers

The Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board met Thursday to discuss the latest COVID-19 outbreak attributed to the delta variant and its effects on the community. PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter presented a...

 

PMC recuperates from latest COVID-19 outbreak

The Petersburg Medical Center is recovering since the most recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Petersburg according to PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter. The number of cases across the State of Alaska began to...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

PMC CEO details Hospital's response to COVID-19 outbreak

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter gave an update to the Borough Assembly during Monday's meeting on the current COVID-19 situation at the hospital. During the current outbreak beginning...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Borough manager issues emergency proclamation

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht issued an emergency proclamation Friday recommending actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Petersburg. The proclamation recommends masking and social distanci...

 

Community spread COVID cases stand at 32

Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom gave a presentation during Thursday's Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board meeting on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak in the community. At...

 

PHS cross country competes in Capital City Invitational

The Petersburg High School cross country team competed Saturday in Juneau at the Capital City Invitational. The team had a solid performance on the day with multiple students getting personal records...

 

Borough manager issues emergency proclamation

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht issued an emergency proclamation Friday recommending actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Petersburg. The proclamation recommends masking and social distanci... Full story

 

COVID-19 cases climb to 20

The Petersburg Medical Center reported twenty positive COVID-19 cases as of Friday afternoon. The effects of community spread can be mitigated by testing early, identifying positive cases early, and... Full story

 

Doctors warn Covid-19 continues to surge statewide

Medical professionals spoke at the Petersburg School Board meeting Tuesday night about the impact that COVID-19 is currently having on the state of Alaska. Dr. Jennifer Hyer with the Petersburg...

 

Editorial

The school board did what was needed to assure the best chances of keeping the schools open this year. School board president Sarah Holmgrain succinctly stated online what needed to happen this year: “It’s mostly for me about keeping the school...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 16, 2021

Wrangell schools keep face mask, distancing protocols in place

WRANGELL — Social distancing and masking requirements will continue to stay in place at Wrangell public schools. At the school board meeting on Monday night, Superintendent Bill Burr updated board members on a change in some language in the...

 

PMC board discusses delta variant and vaccinations

The Petersburg Medical Center discussed the delta variant's impact on Petersburg and the future of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations during Thursday's board meeting. According to Infection Prevention...

 

PHS cross country laces up for first meet

The Petersburg High School cross-country team is preparing for its first race of the season this weekend. Head Coach Tom Thompson said that the meet was originally going to happen in Metlakatla, but...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 2, 2021

COVID-19 weekly update:

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska April 30 Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services identified 152 positive cases of COVID-19 among people in the state... Full story

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

Borough Assembly considers forming COVID Committee

The Borough Assembly voted 4-3 to empower Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht to create a committee to serve as a COVID information response system during Monday's meeting. The discussion of the action i...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases drop to 4 in past week

The Petersburg COVID-19 dashboard is reporting one new case in the past week for a total of four active cases. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' vaccine monitoring...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021

School board discusses COVID-19 guidelines

The Petersburg School Board had a work session Friday to outline preliminary ideas for COVID-19 guidelines for when students return. The board considered an assortment of measures ranging from...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

PMC board discusses recent COVID-19 outbreak

The Petersburg Medical Center Board reviewed the recent COVID-19 outbreak during their July 22 meeting. Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom presented a report on the increase of COVID...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly reviews handling of COVID-19 outbreak

The Borough Assembly discussed Monday how the most recent COVID-19 outbreak in Petersburg was handled and the resulting communication issues. The outbreak was linked to the American Cruise Lines...

 

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