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 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID-19 vaccine given to 350 residents

Petersburg Medical Center vaccinated about 350 residents ages 65 and older during the COVID-19 vaccine drive on Jan. 14 at the Petersburg School District community gym, according to PMC Director of Nu...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Next COVID-19 vaccine clinic expected on Feb. 5 January 22 Petersburg Medical Center is setting Feb. 5 as a tentative date to hold another COVID-19 vaccination clinic, according to Petersburg Medical... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

Tonka Mountain slide poses low risk

A portion of Tonka Mountain was stripped down to the bedrock in a landslide on Nov. 1, as a result of heavy rainfall and soil saturation, according to District Ranger Ted Sandhofer, with the United...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

Department of Environmental Conservation to test harbor water quality

During a discussion on the possibility of testing the water quality in the Petersburg Harbor at the Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht said the Department of Environ...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

PMC gets OK to apply for second PPP loan

The Petersburg Borough gave the Petersburg Medical Center permission to apply for a second Paycheck Protection Program loan totaling $1.8 million at their meeting on Tuesday evening through emergency...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

EOC identifies local spread of virus

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center is reporting eight active cases of COVID-19 in town as of Wednesday afternoon after positive test results reached as high as 11 on Jan. 16. At the COVID-19 c...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

PVFD trace minor structure fire to in floor heating

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of N. Nordic Dr. Tuesday morning at about 7 A.M., according to PVFD Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg. Fifteen...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

PSD budget revision reflects low student count

The Petersburg School Board approved a winter revision to the fiscal year 2021 budget that addresses changes in funding and needs mainly due to a decrease in enrollment and the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

PIA plans $800,000 transit building

Petersburg Indian Association unveiled plans to build a $800,000 multi-purpose transit building at the corner of 12th St. and Howkan St. across from their current location at a Transportation...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

State health official talks COVID-19 vaccines

PMC Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said at the COVID-19 community update on Jan. 8 that PMC is expecting to have a combined total of about 300 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine to begin...

 

GCI cable customers lose three network channels as rates negotiated

GCI cable TV customers in Petersburg and across Alaska have lost access to three network channels as negotiations continue over rates the cable company will pay to Vision Alaska and Coastal...

 

Yule decorations to remain lit

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht and Utility Superintendent Karl Hagerman have agreed to leave the downtown Christmas tree and main street holiday lights illuminated, perhaps through February. With...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

Community risk level lowered to yellow

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center lowered the community risk of COVID-19 transmission from orange to yellow, or level one on Wednesday, according to a joint press between the Petersburg Borou...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

Local businesses received $15.08 million in aid

In the first round of COVID-19 aid released through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, Petersburg received $15.08 million in bailout funds from the federal government. Funds were...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

Residents condemn Jan. 6 Capitol takeover

A large group of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the United States Capitol Building on Jan. 6 while Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election leaving a wake of...

 

ANWL to continue landless battle in new Congress

Alaska Natives Without Land now looks to the 117th Congress for the opportunity to acquire land through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act after legislation that would have established five Urban...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

New P&R director sets facility priorities

In her first Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting since becoming the new Parks and Recreation director, Stephanie Payne laid out the goals she'd like to accomplish in the coming weeks and month...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

PMC to seek second PPP loan

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors held a special meeting on Tuesday to approve the hospital's request to apply for a loan from the Small Business Administration through the Paycheck Pro...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

School board approves sex ed. curriculum

The Petersburg School Board approved the sex education curriculum for Petersburg High School at their regular meeting on Tuesday to comply with HB 156. The house bill requires that the sex education i...

 

Sitka Sound Herring fishery announcement

The guideline harvest level (GHL) for the 2021 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is 33,304 tons of mature herring; however, based on input from processors involved with the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, it is expected that the commercial har...

 

Judge refuses to invalidate Dunleavy appointments

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge has refused to invalidate more than 90 appointments made by Gov. Mike Dunleavy who haven’t been confirmed by Alaska lawmakers. The Legislative Council, composed of House and Senate leaders, argued appointments...

 

Dunleavy plans appeal of mine project denial

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said the state will appeal the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' rejection of a key permit for a proposed copper and gold mine in a region that supports...

 

Navy rolls out new strategy for expanding Arctic operations

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Navy released details of a new strategy for operations in the Arctic as competition for resources among nations increases in the region. Members of Alaska’s congressional delegation have expressed...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

PVFD trace minor structure fire to in floor heating

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of N. Nordic Dr. Tuesday morning at about 7 A.M., according to PVFD Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg. Fifteen... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

Community spread raises COVID-19 case count to 11

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in town on Saturday, and the Petersburg Emergency Operations Center is attributing the positive test result to community spread, according to a joint press... Full story

 

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