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 By Chris Basinger    News    September 16, 2021 

School Board amends mask policy

The Petersburg School Board voted to amend COVID-19 regulations set by the district's Moderate Risk Plan during Tuesday's meeting. The amendment eased the school's masking policy and made changes to...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    September 16, 2021 

Doctors warn Covid-19 continues to surge statewide

Medical professionals spoke at the Petersburg School Board meeting Tuesday night about the impact that COVID-19 is currently having on the state of Alaska. Dr. Jennifer Hyer with the Petersburg...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    September 16, 2021 

Petersburg commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

First responders, veterans, and members of the community memorialized the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Friday and Saturday. The events commemorated the 2,977 innocent lives that...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    September 16, 2021 

Joe Bertagnoli retires after 30 years of service

Joe Bertagnoli celebrated his retirement at the end of August after 30 years of service with the borough, most recently as the building official and code enforcement officer. Bertagnoli has spent...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    September 16, 2021 

Motor Pool Shop on track for November 30 completion

Construction is progressing on the new motor pool shop and is set to be completed by the November 30 deadline despite schedule delays according to Public Works Director Chris Cotta. The new building,...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    September 16, 2021 

Annabelle Baker Memorial Art Show

The Annabelle Baker Memorial Art Show was held at the Clausen Museum Friday as part of the Rainforest Festival. The event, honoring artist and former member of the Rainforest Festival Board Annabelle...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    September 16, 2021 

Muskeg Maleriers celebrate National Rosemaling Day

The Muskeg Maleriers hosted a beginners rosemaling class at the Sons of Norway Hall on Saturday in celebration of National Rosemaling Day. About 40 people attended the free event where the club taught...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    September 16, 2021 

Naomi Michalsen kicks off Rainforest Festival

Naomi Michalsen opened the Rainforest Festival Thursday night with a presentation on the power of indigenous plants and foods at the Wright Auditorium. Michalsen, who grew up in Petersburg but now lives in Ketchikan, runs Kaasei Training & Consulting...

 

No new COVID-19 cases in past week

There are two active cases of COVID-19 in Petersburg as of Wednesday according to the Petersburg Medical Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard and no new positives in the past seven days. 691 new cases were reported in the state of Alaska on September 13...

 

Hours reduced at Post Office

The Petersburg post office has decreased its service hours after feeling the impacts of staffing shortages according to James Boxrud at USPS Strategic Communications. The customer service window is...

 

Mazzella faces 11 counts of drug and weapons misconduct

A Petersburg man faces 11 counts of drug and weapons misconduct as well as a fugitive from justice charge from Colorado. At an arraignment on Sept. 1 in Petersburg District Court, Jonathan D....

 

Assembly property liens ordinance passes first reading

The Borough Assembly held its first reading of Ordinance #2021-16 during Tuesday's meeting which amended the Municipal Code to allow the borough to place liens on property to secure payments. The...

 

Vasquez charged with drug misconduct

Roderick Mathew Vasquez, 29, was arraigned on two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the 2nd and 3rd degrees. He entered not guilty pleas to both counts in Petersburg District...

 

Ordinance suspending baler fees fails

Ordinance #2021-14 which would suspend baler fees for waste delivered to the baler facility failed in its first and only reading during Tuesday's assembly meeting. The emergency ordinance aimed to...

 

Quorum ordinance passes second reading

The Borough Assembly held a public hearing and had a second reading of Ordinance #2021-13 during Tuesday's meeting which would allow assembly members to be counted for the purposes of a quorum if...

 

PSD completes first week with new protocols

The Petersburg School District held its first week of in person school with COVID-19 guidelines in effect. Approximately 430 students are expected to be attending school this year as some children...

 

Two active COVID-19 cases

Two active cases of COVID-19 were reported in Petersburg on Wednesday according to the Petersburg Medical Center's COVID-19 Dashboard. The state of Alaska's statewide alert level has remained high as...

 

New events coming to Rainforest Festival

This year's Rainforest Festival begins September 9 and will run through September 12 featuring new in person and virtual events. The festival celebrates nature and encourages people to explore the...

 

Federal lobbyist says USCG patrol boat coming

Sebastian O'Kelly, the Borough Assembly's federal lobbyist with Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh gave an update during Tuesday's meeting. O'Kelly spoke on a number of topics pertinent to the borough...

 

Yacht club forming

Members are being sought to form the Mitkof Island Yacht Club according to organizer Jeff Parker, a three year Petersburg resident. The club’s mission according to Parker is to promote safe boating practices, civic pride and to provide marine...

 

Bears are back

The Petersburg Public Works Department is encouraging people to prevent tempting bears to town by securing their trash cans. Petersburg Area Biologist Frank Robbins said the reason bears come to town...

 

IBEW contract finalized

The Petersburg Borough's collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had its signature pages distributed Tuesday after the agreement was finalized. The CBA...

 

Eight active COVID-19 cases in Petersburg

There were eight active cases in Petersburg reported Wednesday according to the Petersburg Medical Center's COVID-19 Dashboard. All active cases are related to travel and community spread is not...

 

PMC ramps up community engagement efforts

The Petersburg Medical Center board discussed their efforts to engage with the community regarding the construction of a new hospital during Thursday's meeting. The board's newly created Community...

 

PMC board discusses impact of COVID-19 on PMC staff

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter spoke to the PMC Board about staff turnover and vaccinations during Thursday's meeting. The healthcare industry has seen turnover across the country...

 

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