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 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021 

Vessel collides with boat fishing for herring

A local Boston Whaler vessel crashed into a Hewescraft belonging to Island Point Lodge in the Wrangell Narrows in front of Trident Seafoods and OBI Seafoods on Wednesday morning, resulting in at least... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021 

Sandy Beach playground gets long awaited upgrade

A week after the Sandy Beach Playground was installed, organizers said the playground has enhanced the park and gotten nonstop attention from the younger members of the community. The new playground r...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021 

SB sets 2022 operating budget

The Petersburg School Board adopted the fiscal year 2022 operating budget at their meeting on June 8 that has a total revenue that is below the school district's expenditures for the year. According...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021 

Community shifts to life after COVID-19

As the Petersburg Borough prepares to end its Local Disaster Emergency Declaration and disband the Emergency Operations Center at the end of the month, Incident Commander Karl Hagerman said during...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021 

Petersburg medical center to continue with vaccine distribution

Petersburg Medical Center will keep offering COVID-19 vaccines past the expiration of the Local Disaster Emergency Declaration at the end of the month. PMC Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said at...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

School News

Emma I. Chase graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering degree....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021 

Local kids share their excitement over new playground

For the kids enrolled in Kinder Skog's summer program, all they wanted to do on Wednesday was go to Sandy Beach Park to play on the new playground. "The kids wanted to come down, so that's where we...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

Juneau education leaders OK credit change amid pandemic

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Graduating seniors in Juneau will be allowed to earn half a credit less than prior graduating classes under a change adopted this week that was billed as a way to acknowledge the impact the pandemic has had on learning. Under...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

Alaska Senate delays action on proposed spending plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate delayed action on a state spending package Tuesday, as lawmakers evaluated their options for getting needed votes on a budget and completing their work ahead of a Friday special session deadline. The budget...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions on logging and road building in a southeast Alaska rainforest that provides...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

Bear attacks, injures sleeping campers in south Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildlife officials in Alaska have said two campers were attacked by a bear this weekend while they were sleeping in a tent in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jeff Selinger said...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 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 Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly, public weigh in on landless legislation

The Borough Assembly held a work session with staff from Alaska's federal delegation to discuss Alaska Natives Without Land legislation that will be introduced to the United States Senate in the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

SEARHC discusses possible partnership with borough

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium spoke about the possibility of collaborating with the Petersburg Borough, taking over the Petersburg Medical Center and building a new hospital facility...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly ends three more health mandates

The Borough Assembly repealed three local health mandates and one public health alert and amended Health Mandate #5 at an assembly meeting on Monday. The changes to the local health mandates and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

SEARHC now offering behavioral health, dentistry

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has expanded its services in Petersburg and taken over two locally operated health providers in the past three months. After a series of funding cuts,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Teachers to get 3% raise over three years

The Associated Teachers of Petersburg (ATP) will receive a one percent raise each year for the next three years as part of a new labor agreement between the teachers union and the Petersburg School Di...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly adopts FY 2022 budget

The Borough Assembly made five more amendments to the Petersburg Borough's fiscal year 2022 operating budget at their meeting on Monday before passing it in its third reading. The General Fund's...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

SB underlines requirement to attend PHS graduation

The Petersburg School Board updated Board Policy 5127 at their meeting on Tuesday to specify that students must be enrolled in the Petersburg School District to participate in the Petersburg High...

 

Alaska governor urges lawmakers to act on dividend plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday urged lawmakers to act on his proposal to place in the state constitution a new formula for the annual check residents receive from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund as the current special...

 

Proposed conservation plans could affect Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development on lands in the Bristol Bay region where a mine developer has proposed a road, a move that could...

 

School News

Abbey Hardie was named to the Chancellor’s List attaining a grade point average of 4.0 during the Spring 2021 semester at the University of Alaska Southeast. Andrea Burt was named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester at Angelo State...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

$10,000 in cash for vaccinated residents

The Petersburg Borough is offering $10,000 in prizes to be distributed throughout the month of June as part of a program to encourage local residents who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 to get the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Emergency declaration to end on June 30

The Borough Assembly passed a resolution at a special meeting on Tuesday that will terminate the local Disaster Emergency Declaration at 11:59 P.M. on June 30, which will also bring an end to all the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

PMC hits highest revenue this year in April

Petersburg Medical Center had the highest gross patient revenue for a single month this fiscal year in April, according to financial statements presented at the PMC Board of Directors meeting May 27....

 

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