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 By Chris Basinger    News    January 20, 2022 

School board votes to keep universal masking

The Petersburg School Board voted to continue universal masking throughout the district as part of...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 20, 2022 

Getting to know Humanity in Progress

Having tough conversations at work is part of what Ashley Kawashima signed up for when she became a...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 20, 2022 

SHARE Coalition hosts Community Café on child care in Petersburg

The Supporting Health Awareness and Resiliency Education (SHARE) Coalition hosted a Community Caf...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 20, 2022 

Active COVID-19 cases stand at 20

The Petersburg Medical Center's COVID-19 Dashboard reported 20 active cases Wednesday evening and a...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 20, 2022 

Assembly invites speakers to ARPA work session

The Petersburg Borough Assembly presented a draft agenda of its upcoming American Rescue Plan Act...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 20, 2022 

Assembly reviews borough's hiring process

The Petersburg Borough Assembly heard from staff on the borough's procedures when hiring employees...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 20, 2022 

Relief on the horizon for fisheries, childcare providers, nonprofits, and homeowners

Applications for relief funding opportunities which could help local businesses struggling during...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 20, 2022 

Assembly adjusts FY22 budget

The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed Ordinance #2021-22 in its third and final reading Tuesday...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    January 20, 2022 

Alaska court weighs arguments over new election process

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Political parties “have no right to be gatekeepers to the ballot,’’ an attorney argued Tuesday in urging the Alaska Supr...

 

Ex-Alaska official claims firing was politically motivated

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The former head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. claims her firing was “political retribution” by board members...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 20, 2022 

Closure of outdoor program for at-risk children hits Wrangell

WRANGELL - SEARHC's announcement last week that it was shuttering the 21-year-old Alaska Crossings program in Wrangell, a wilderness therapy program...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 20, 2022 

State contracts for private ferry operator 'as needed'

WRANGELL­ – The Alaska Department of Transportation is contracting with Allen Marine to run one of its vessels “as needed” between Ketchikan,...

 

Petersburg recovers from heavy snow and rain

Southeast Alaska was covered in a fresh layer of snow last weekend followed by rainfall which caused... Full story

 

Petersburg police officer fired after social media post

An officer at the Petersburg Police Department, who was hired on June 22, 2021 as a Police Officer I... Full story

 

Active cases jump to 27

Petersburg has reached 27 active cases of COVID-19 according to the Petersburg Medical Center's...

 

School board debates changes to mitigation plan

The Petersburg School Board held a work session Tuesday night to discuss potential changes to the...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 13, 2022

Removing lots and lots of snow

Leaving his warm house and family behind at 2:30 a.m., during winter months in order to plow snow...

 

Vakker Sted affordable housing complex now accepting applications

Applications are now open for apartments within the Vakker Sted affordable housing complex...

 

Ice skate pond lights delayed until spring

The installation of permanent lights at the ice skate pond will not be completed this winter after early freezing conditions and shipping delays...

 

Annual winter reading challenge supports local nonprofits

The Petersburg Public Library is hosting its annual winter reading challenge, encouraging people to read and participate in activities around town...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 6, 2022

New year, new snowfall record

2022 brought with it a new record snowfall on New Year's Day which has the National Weather Service...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 6, 2022

Assembly allows emergency masking ordinance to expire

The emergency ordinance requiring masking inside public indoor spaces ended Monday night after the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 6, 2022

All-purpose vehicles legal in Petersburg, for now

Driving all-purpose vehicles on roads in Alaska became legal Saturday after regulation changes...

 

Correction:

The article on the Christmas Bird Count in last week’s paper incorrectly stated that 2021 was the first year an Anna’s hummingbird was spotted...

 

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