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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

PMC CEO and Hospital Board chair meet with SEARHC

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter and Hospital Board Chair Jerod Cook met with SEARHC leadership to discuss the future of healthcare in Petersburg. With the rise of discussions within the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 5, 2021 

Replacement undersea power cable nears completion

The marine work is done and all that remains are the final shoreside connections and testing, and a new undersea power cable between Woronkofski and Vank islands will be ready to carry electricity....

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

Active COVID-19 cases drop to 4 in past week

The Petersburg COVID-19 dashboard is reporting one new case in the past week for a total of four active cases. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' vaccine monitoring...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

School board discusses COVID-19 guidelines

The Petersburg School Board had a work session Friday to outline preliminary ideas for COVID-19 guidelines for when students return. The board considered an assortment of measures ranging from...

 
 News    August 5, 2021 

Joyce Cummings places second in SE mortgage originators honors

The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation named Joyce Cummings second in mortgage originators in Southeast Alaska. Cummings was among two other First Bank mortgage originators receiving honors. Sarah...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

Borough Assembly meeting cancelled

The Borough Assembly meeting due to take place on Monday was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. Mayor Mark Jensen and Assembly Members Taylor Norheim, Jeigh Stanton Gregor, and Chelsea Tremblay were...

 
 News    August 5, 2021 

SEARHC agrees to construct new hospital in Sitka

SouthEast Alaska Regional Healthcare Consortium announced an agreement Friday to construct a new multimillion dollar medical center in Sitka. The Mt. Edgecumbe Expansion and Construction Project will...

 
 News    August 5, 2021 

Local man charged with indecent photography

David Louis Stewart, Jr., 48, was indicted on July 15 with a single count of Indecent Viewing and Photography and 13 counts of attempted Indecent Viewing and Photography of four minors. He entered not guilty pleas to each charge in arraignments held...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

FAA Big Level Island cleanup to cost $5 mil

The Federal Aviation Administration's environmental cleanup of a former dump site on Big Level Island is now estimated to cost over $5 million. Located southwest of Mitkof Island, Big Level Island...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 5, 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 Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

Petersburg records second death from COVID

Petersburg recorded its second COVID-19 death on Friday according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service's COVID-19 Dashboard. The Alaska COVID-19 data summary reported that the death i...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

USFS closes comments for 2023 projects

The United States Forest Service has ended its comment period for 2023 outdoor project proposals. The comment period, which closed on July 6, allowed for the USFS to receive input from members of the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

PMC board discusses recent COVID-19 outbreak

The Petersburg Medical Center Board reviewed the recent COVID-19 outbreak during their July 22 meeting. Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom presented a report including information on...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

PMC conducts Community Needs Assessment

The Petersburg Medical Center has begun receiving feedback from the community through the Community Needs Assessment. Conducted every three years, the Community Needs Assessment is required for...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

Clausen Memorial Museum opens outdoor shelter

A new outdoor shelter was completed at the Clausen Memorial Museum with the help of a community challenge grant from AARP. The Clausen Museum applied for the grant after AARP representatives came to...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

Candidacy filing opens for Borough Election

The window to file for candidacy opened Tuesday in preparation for the fall 2021 borough election. The election, which will be held on October 5, will see seats on the Borough Assembly among many...

 

New king salmon regulations around Petersburg

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released an emergency order Monday to revise limits for king salmon in Southeast Alaska. The order sets the bag and possession limit for residents of Alaska as...

 

Small Alaska town embraces state's 1st swimmer to win gold

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — An Olympic buzz permeates an Alaska coastal community thousands of miles away from Japan and nearly a full day after Lydia Jacoby scored a major upset to bring home gold in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo...

 

AK cruise passenger tests positive for COVID-19

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fully vaccinated passenger on an Alaska cruise tested positive for COVID-19 and received “private air transportation” home, according to Celebrity Cruises. A passenger on Sunday reported cold-like symptoms to the ship...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly reviews handling of COVID-19 outbreak

The Borough Assembly discussed Monday how the most recent COVID-19 outbreak in Petersburg was handled and the resulting communication issues. The outbreak was linked to the American Cruise Lines...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Blind Slough and Scow Bay utility projects to be on ballot this fall

The Borough Assembly unanimously approved ordinance #2021-12 which will place the approval of funding the Blind Slough and Scow Bay utility projects on the fall ballot for voter approval. The 5-0...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Paddle Battle surpasses $1,500 goal to support PMC staff education

The annual Paddle Battle raised over $1,500 this year which will go towards helping Petersburg Medical Center employees continue their education. It was a cool 54 degrees on Saturday when the 21 paddl...

 

Management shift at First Bank

Branch Manager Joyce Cummings is planning on semi-retiring after over three decades at First Bank's Petersburg Branch effective July 31, 2021. In 1985, Cummings began working at First Branch as a...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly discusses future of planning and zoning code revisions

The Borough Assembly discussed the future of the planning and zoning code revisions after a long hiatus during Monday's meeting. Assembly Member Jeff Meucci requested the discussion to find out where...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Affordable housing becomes a focus for Borough Assembly

The Borough Assembly discussed the need for more affordable housing to attract young people to Petersburg during Monday's meeting. Assembly Member Jeff Meucci requested the discussion item in an...

 

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