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 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

Declaration of emergency stays intact

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted against terminating the borough's declaration of disaster emergency, which was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, at their meeting on Tuesday....

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

COVID-19 weekly update:

One new case of COVID-19, three recovered October 23 The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center was informed Thursday evening that a local resident tested positive for COVID-19, shortly after the... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

School board to address block classes

Petersburg High School students are struggling to keep up with their semester long block classes, and to address their difficulties, the Petersburg School Board will be holding a work session next...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

Local resident visited one or more bars while infected

The Emergency Operations Center is asking anyone who visited or worked in any of the local bars on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 to call Petersburg Medical Center's COVID-19 hotline, after an individual...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

115 Moose harvested in 2020

Moose season came to a close on Oct. 15. Final harvest numbers came in on Oct. 20, according to Hilary Wood with the ADF&G Petersburg office. The communities of Wrangell and Petersburg are located...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

Assembly upholds order of abatement

The Petersburg Borough Assembly heard an appeal for an order of abatement at 410 Mitkof Highway, before their regular meeting on Tuesday, and upheld the order that was issued on Aug. 3 to Courtney...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

Breaker failure causes fire, brownout

The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center suffered a catastrophic failure to its boiler breakers on Oct. 16 at approximately 8:30 P.M. that resulted in a fire and a city-wide brownout,...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

Resident requests float house moorage

Dan Cardenas addressed the Harbors and Port Advisory Board at their Oct. 15 meeting to request he be allowed to dock his float house in Petersburg Harbor should he meet certain requirements. While...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

Harbor board passes on Ocean Beauty properties

The Harbors and Port Advisory Board discussed whether to advise the Petersburg Borough Assembly to purchase the Ocean Beauty production facility, tidelands, bunk house and warehouse at their meeting...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020 

Enrollment down at Petersburg School District

Enrollment in the Petersburg School District was at 429 students as of last week, but Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter said at a Petersburg School Board meeting on Oct. 13 that the district had...


Positive COVID-19 case shuts down schools

A positive case of COVID-19 was identified this morning in Mrs. Potrzuski's fifth grade classroom at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School, resulting in a district-wide school closure, according to a... Full story


Two more positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in town

Two cases of COVID-19 have been identified within the same household Tuesday evening, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. One of the two... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Oktoberfest scheduled for October 24

The Muskeg Maleriers are pressing forward with the 44th annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 24, though this year's event will look a little bit different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents will still...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Affordable housing complex limited on parking

The Planning Commission approved a parking agreement with Valhalla Place, LLC at their regular meeting on Tuesday on the condition that any overflow parking from its future 15 unit affording housing...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Local household tests positive for COVID-19 virus

Three cases of COVID-19 were confirmed within a single household Wednesday evening, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. The individuals were...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Kensinger, Meucci elected to assembly

The Borough Assembly certified the results of the Oct. 6 municipal election on Oct. 9. No significant changes were made to the outcome of the election. After the election was certified, David...


Certified municipal election results

You can find the full story here. Total ballots cast - 1,001 Winners are marked by * Borough Assembly Two 3-year terms David Kensinger - 576* Marc Martinsen - 343 Jeff Meucci - 499* Brandi Thynes -...



In a story on page 4 of last week’s edition of the Petersburg Pilot, the Pilot incorrectly stated the Petersburg Borough had a non-congregate sheltering agreement with the Tides Inn. The agreement is between the borough and the Narrows...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

SEARHC offering free COVID-19 testing

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has begun free asymptomatic testing of Petersburg residents and others throughout the region. Testing is offered from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. every Saturday...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Petersburg Medical Center welcomes fifth doctor

Dr. Kayla Luhrs began working full time at Petersburg Medical Center as its fifth doctor in August. Luhrs had been working with PMC since 2018 as a locum physician, traveling back and forth between...


ASAA cancels fall state championships due to COVID-19 concerns

The Alaska School Activities Association announced on Tuesday the cancellation of all 2020 fall state championship events due to the increasing case counts of COVID-19 in Anchorage and around the...


Confirmed case of virus detected at PMC

An employee at Petersburg Medical Center has tested positive for COVID-19 and was identified through the hospital's routine asymptomatic testing protocol, according to a joint press release from PMC... Full story


First Hand Account:

Brian and Ola Richards were awakened early Wednesday morning by loud barking and growling coming from their dog Roxy. Ola restrained the pet and through the opened door saw a sow standing near their...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 8, 2020

No in-person assembly meetings yet

A plan that would have allowed in-person public participation at future assembly meetings failed in a 3-3 vote by the Borough Assembly at their meeting on Monday. Assembly members cited concerns over...


Unofficial municipal election results

October 6, 2020 Total ballots cast - 997 Borough Assembly Two 3-year terms David Kensinger - 573 Marc Martinsen - 343 Jeff Meucci - 497 Brandi Thynes - 481 School Board One 3-year term Craig Anderson...


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