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 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

Officials explain emergency ordinance in town hall

The Petersburg Borough held a virtual town hall on Sept. 10 to inform the public on the civil emergency provisions ordinance, which is set to go before the assembly in its third and final reading on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

Last chance to speak up on emergency ordinance Sept. 18 The public will get one last opportunity to offer input on the borough’s civil emergency provisions ordinance during Monday’s assembly... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

Salmon disaster: pink salmon run lowest since 1976

This year's pink salmon harvest came in at around 7 million, which is considerably down from the 35 million ten year average. Troy Thynes, regional management coordinator for commercial fisheries...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

Voluntary COVID-19 plan coming soon

On Friday, Sept. 11, Incident Commander Karl Hagerman said his voluntary community plan for preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be released soon after weeks of drafting and editing. "Thankfully the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

Residents express contempt for emergency provisions

The community had the opportunity to speak out in support or against a permanent civil emergency provisions ordinance at a virtual town hall on Sept. 10, though the feedback the Borough Assembly... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

Most of Crystal Lake Hatchery funding to continue

Following the announcement last week that the Alaska Department of Fish & Game will be shutting down its Southeast Alaska enhancement program due to an absence of funding, F&G Commissioner Doug...

 

Absentee voting open this week

The Petersburg borough began holding in-person absentee voting for the Oct. 6 municipal election on Sept. 16 in the municipal building training room. In-person absentee voting will be open from 11...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

A young team joins Petersburg high school swim & dive

At about two and a half weeks into the Petersburg High School swim season, Head Coach Andy Carlisle said the young team is showing great potential. There are 12 boys and one girl on the team, but two...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

Viking runners take second in virtual meet

The Petersburg High School cross country team ran a 5k course near Greens Camp after school on Friday as part of a virtual meet with high schools throughout the region. The boys team ended up taking s...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

PHS volleyball begins season under protocols

This year's Petersburg High School volleyball team is about one week into their season, and like other sports this year, the team is playing under COVID-19 protocols; however, the girls are just glad...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

Moose season open until Oct. 15

Moose season opened Tuesday, Sept. 15 and according to Alaska hunting regulations for the area, the season will run until Oct. 15. Wrangell, Petersburg, the surrounding islands and nearby stretch of...

 

Sidewalk to remove foot traffic from roadway

Instead of dodging traffic while walking to the grocery store or bus stop, residents and students will be able to walk safely on a sidewalk Petersburg Indian Association is building on N. 12th St....

 

Crystal Lake Hatchery funding in peril

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game will be shutting down its Southeast Alaska enhancement program due to an absence of funding, leaving the future of Crystal Lake Hatchery (CLH) in jeopardy, sai... Full story

 

School begins under split schedules

Petersburg School District students are glad to be back at school, despite COVID-19 protocols in place, and have been adapting to the new split schedules, said PSD principals Heather Conn and Rick...

 

No new cases of COVID-19 in 20 days

Twenty days have gone by since Petersburg has had a positive case of COVID-19 in the community as of Wednesday, Sept. 9. The last confirmed case of the virus was a non-resident who tested positive for...

 

Assembly requests action due to poor salmon run

A letter asking state officials to declare Southeast Alaska an area impacted by an economic disaster due to fishery losses was approved by the borough assembly at their meeting on Tuesday. The...

 

Borough releases $565,000 in CARES Act funding

The borough assembly approved $565,000 from its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund at their meeting on Tuesday for businesses and families who are struggling...

 

$608,348 set aside for Medical Center

The Petersburg Borough Assembly agreed to set aside $608,345 at their meeting on Tuesday from its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund for COVID-19 related costs at...

 

Hunters asked to steer clear of Kake

Kake is asking hunters and others not meeting specific travel exceptions to avoid travel to or through the community to avoid the spread of Covid-19. In August, the community established travel restrictions for people traveling to or from Kake. Only...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Marine catch rates for coho salmon are now on the decline but freshwater fishing is getting better and better. Anglers can expect freshwater opportunity to continue over the next several weeks as coho salmon return to their natal...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Petersburg sets new record for wettest summer

This summer's wet weather set a record for the most summer rainfall ever in Petersburg with 31.6 inches of rain, just barely surpassing the previous record of 31.06 inches of rain in the summer of...

 

Emergency ordinance town hall next Thursday

The public will get their chance to ask questions and give feedback on the borough's civil emergency provisions ordinance during a virtual town hall at 4 P.M. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Ordinance...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Limited visitors allowed at MVM

Mountain View Manor Assisted Living has begun allowing visitors into the facility under a limited basis, according to acting Incident Commander Sandy Dixson at the COVID-19 community update on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Lifelong swimmer takes over VSC

Scott Burt began his role as the new head coach of the Viking Swim Club this week and brought his passion and dedication for the sport along with him. "Swimming is in my DNA," said Burt. "It's just...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

$600,000 needed by PMC for virus response

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors agreed at their Aug. 27 board meeting to ask the Petersburg Borough to set aside $608,345.25 from its COVID-19 fund in the event the hospital can't...

 

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