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 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

Local active cases of COVID-19 fall to 60

Petersburg's active case count for COVID-19 has fallen down to 60, the lowest the case count has been since Monday, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

Petersburg COVID-19 case count at 35

Two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the community on Monday, after three consecutive days of no new cases, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

Patient data breach occurred at PMC

The Petersburg Medical Center has discovered that one of its employees may have broken PMC's code of conduct and violated federal healthcare privacy laws when the staff member accessed medical informa...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

No new COVID-19 cases identified on Friday March 5 Active COVID-19 cases have fallen to 51 in Petersburg, after no new cases were identified on Friday, according to a joint press release from the... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

Vaccine clinics moving forward as planned

Despite the ongoing outbreak, PMC is still scheduled to hold their next two COVID-19 vaccine distribution clinics. The first will be held on March 5 and residents who received their first dose of the...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

PMC ready with treatment for COVID-19 patients

Instead of his usual report, Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter asked Dr. Jennifer Hyer to give the PMC Board of Directors a detailed report of how the hospital has been responding to the...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

P&R requests input through survey

To help the Parks and Recreation Department set priorities for the upcoming year, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted in support of sending out a public interest survey at their meeting on...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

Active COVID-19 cases count at 67

Petersburg's active COVID-19 case count reached a new high of 67 cases on Wednesday, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. Two cases were...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

March assembly meetings pushed back a week

The Borough Assembly meetings for March have each been postponed to avoid holding two meetings within one week The first assembly meeting in March will be held on March 8 at 12 P.M. and the second...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

High patient volumes, but low patient revenue at PMC

Despite higher patient volumes at Petersburg Medical Center, total gross revenue was down in January and even lower when compared to the same timeframe last year. PMC had budgeted for 150 home health...

 News    March 4, 2021 

Southeast Alaska regional King Salmon sport fishing regulations for 2021

(Juneau) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the 2021 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. Thursday,...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Petersburg at red status for COVID-19

Seven more residents tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing Petersburg's total active case count to 36, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Report inconclusive on 2019 Guardian flight crash

An aviation accident report on the Guardian King Air 200 medical life flight that lost control en route to pick up a patient in Kake in January 2019 could not definitively identify the cause of the...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Borough assembly updates health mandates

The Borough Assembly updated several local health mandates and an emergency directive at an emergency meeting Tuesday in response to the expiration of the state's emergency declaration. The health...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

PMC expects several vaccination clinics in March

The Petersburg Medical Center has the potential to vaccinate residents who want but have not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 12, but recipients will have to commit to...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

DEC releases report on local water quality

Two sample sites in the waters around Petersburg tested above the Alaska Water Quality Standard (WQS) for fecal coliform, according to a preliminary marine water quality report on Alaska's ports and...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Assembly awards bid to repair Motor Pool Shop

The Borough Assembly awarded a bid to Rainforest Contracting for the repairs to the Motor Pool Shop for an amount not to exceed $1,130,450 at their meeting on Monday. The borough's insurance company...


Commercial Tanner Crab effort at 4,640 pots

The Registration Area A (Southeast Alaska) Tanner crab harvest strategy establishes commercial Tanner crab fishing season length using estimated mature male biomass and the number of registered pots...


S.E. commercial Dungeness closure on Feb. 28

The commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Registration Area A (Southeast) will close in Districts 1 and 2, and Section 13- B outside of the Sitka Sound Special Use Area by regulation at 11:59 p.m. on...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Airport testing extended to June 30

Greeting, screening and testing services at James A. Johnson Airport will remain in place until June 30 for intrastate, interstate and international visitors under two health mandates passed by the...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Assembly awards RFP for hydroproject repairs

The Borough Assembly awarded an equipment procurement contract for the Blind Slough Hydroelectric project to Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon, Ltd. for a total of $2,002,396 at their meeting Monday. Gilbert...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Active cases reach 52 Thursday afternoon

The total active COVID-19 case count for Petersburg has reached 52 as of Thursday afternoon, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. Six new... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Petersburg to stay in red for another week

The Emergency Operations Center is maintaining Petersburg's high risk level for COVID-19 transmission for at least another seven days, as positive cases of the virus continue to be identified and... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Active case count jumps up to 65

Eleven more active cases of COVID-19 were reported in Petersburg on Tuesday, bringing the local case count up to 65, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Home goes up in flames early Tuesday

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on Tuesday in the early morning hours, which likely left the building a total loss, said PVFD Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg. A...


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