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 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020 

Dec. 1 breaks local rainfall record

In the 48 hours prior to 11 A.M. on Wednesday, 6.63 inches of rain fell over Petersburg, according to Meteorologist Caleb Cravens with the Juneau Weather Service. An atmospheric river, powered by...

 

Sentinel publishers sell to former Wrangell editor

WRANGELL - Former Wrangell Sentinel owner Larry Persily has agreed to buy the weekly newspaper from Petersburg couple Ron and Anne Loesch, who have owned it for 17 years. Depending on the schedule...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020 

Traveler, college student test positive for virus

Two more positive cases of COVID-19 were identified in Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 27, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and the Petersburg Medical Center. The first ind...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020 

Town's tree lighter survived 1946 ship wreck

In February 1946, the S.S. Yukon ran aground near Seward. The passengers on board were thrown into cold, oily water as they waited to be rescued. One of those passengers was Art Hammer, this year's Ch...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020 

Petersburg officer accused of sexual misconduct

Two Petersburg residents are facing charges after accusing a Petersburg Police Department officer of sexual misconduct. James R. Vick and Julie C. Ruhle claimed that Officer Louis Waechter allegedly t...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020 

Five candidates eye P&R director position

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht will be narrowing down the list of finalists for the Parks and Recreation Department director position from five candidates to two or three candidates this week, with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020 

PHS Sophomore rebuilds antique Jeep

Devon Guthrie is fascinated by cars, but never understood how they worked. Then he saw a picture of an old 1951 CJ-3A Willys Jeep sitting in a lot in Skagway. Now it sits in the Petersburg High...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020 

Aquatic Center reopens to the public

The Park and Recreation Center's Aquatic Center opened to the public on Nov. 23 following temporary repairs in the boiler room. Initial contractor estimates projected the pool to reopen on a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    December 3, 2020 

Fallen trees knock out power in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Due to stormy weather Wrangell saw through the night and morning of Monday and Tuesday, according to Wrangell Municipal Light & Power, some trees fell onto power lines out Zimovia...

 

2021 Stikine and Taku River Chinook forecast

The 2021 preseason terminal run forecast for Stikine River large Chinook salmon is 9,900 fish. The forecast is below the lower end of the Escapement Goal Range (EGR) of 14,000 to 28,000 fish. The 2020 terminal run size was 11,750 large Chinook...

 

Remote sales tax in Alaska projected to raise up to $10M

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A group of Alaska communities collecting remote sales tax is projected to take in between $8 million and $10 million in new revenue this year. The 33 communities are part of the Alaska Remote Sellers Sales Tax Commission...

 

Results from Alaska's general election certified

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The results of Alaska’s general election were certified Monday, the Division of Elections announced. Certification followed a review of ballots, voter registers and other materials by a bipartisan board. Certification...

 

Juneau nonprofits awarded $860K virus homeless relief grant

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A group of four nonprofit organizations in Alaska’s capital have been awarded a grant of more than $860,000 to counter homelessness amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Juneau Empire reported Friday that the grant from the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020 

COVID-19 weekly update:

EOC cautions public ahead of Thanksgiving weekend November 20 Incident Commander Karl Hagerman asked the public at the COVID-19 community update on Nov. 20 to practice prevention protocols during... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

Borough manager shines in performance review

A performance evaluation of Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht conducted by the Borough Assembly found that the manager meets or exceeds expectations when it comes to his work ethic. Giesbrecht was...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

The 24 hour ramp

Petersburg High School students in David Owens' shop classes came together last week to build a ramp for a student at Rae C. Stedman Elementary school who will be wheelchair bound for the next few mon...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

Four weekend Covid cases identified

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Petersburg, according to three joint press releases between the Petersburg Borough and the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

SA kicks off season of giving

The Petersburg Salvation Army put together 75 boxes packed with all the fixings needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for local families and individuals in need. Fifty-eight of the boxes went...

 

Electrical fire extinguishes itself

A faulty connection between an extension cord and freezer onboard a vessel in South Boat Harbor caused a small fire on Monday afternoon. People were walking by the F/V Aleutian Dream at around 3:40...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

23,040 acres could transfer over to Urban Corporation

An Urban Corporation for the Petersburg area would claim 23,040 acres of federal land within the Petersburg Borough should Congress pass legislation put before them by Alaska's congressional...

 

Public Safety Building repairs covered in special Wrangell assembly meeting

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting last Thursday night, Nov. 19, to discuss the Public Safety Building and its needed repairs. The Public Safety Building houses...

 

Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska

The Coast Guard rescued a 70-year-old man from the waters of Union Bay, Alaska, northwest of Meyers Chuck, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, who was in the water clinging to a piece of debris, and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Assembly passes mask mandate

Borough residents are now required to wear a face covering in public buildings, work settings and at outdoor public gatherings of 50 people or more following the approval of public health mandate #8...

 

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