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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Social studies teacher retires

Following a 26-year teaching career with the Petersburg School District, Ginger Evens turned in her keys to Petersburg High School on Tuesday, which marked the official start of her retirement....

 

Call if you can, text if you can't; some residents can now text 911

Petersburg residents who have AT&T cell phones can text message local law enforcement in an emergency situation when they can't call 911, according to a press release from the Petersburg Police...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Petersburg at one active case of COVID-19

One new case of COVID-19 was reported by Petersburg Medical Center on May 30 and is related to recent travel, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and PMC. The individual inf...

 

School News

Nathaniel Lenhard and Brynn Lister were named to the Dean’s List for spring semester at Montana State University....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Fallen soldiers remembered on Memorial Day

About 50 people gathered together at the Petersburg Cemetery on Monday for the annual Memorial Day ceremony to honor the approximately 224 local veterans who have been laid to rest in the cemetery,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Class of 2021 graduates in traditional ceremony

The Petersburg High School Class of 2021 graduated on Monday, May 24 in an in-person ceremony before family and friends that was broadcast online in an event that was a return to tradition. Twenty-eig...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Kake Access road to be finished in October

Construction is underway on the Kake Access Road project, and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities estimates it will be completed by this fall. Project Manager Garrett Paul, w...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

No sign of major outbreak due to LNF

Two new cases of COVID-19 were identified by Petersburg Medical Center this week, according to joint press releasees from the Petersburg Borough and PMC. The first case was identified on Monday. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly backs first steps of new hospital

The Borough Assembly passed a resolution at their May 17 meeting that supports Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors and PMC staff as they take a phased approach to planning and building a new...

 

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