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Precautions being taken To the Editor: The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department is continuing to enforce its protection measures for its members and the public at the Fire Station. This is to... Full story

 

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We are not done To the Editor: Until there is a vaccine or solid proof of acquired immunity we are not done. Being open requires participation in community safety. One cannot happen without the...

 

Letters to the Editor

Family following their dreams To the Editor: I need to make a correction, and addition to the photo caption in your May 14, 2020 paper. The Petersburg Weekly Report from October 26, 1917 stated "Mrs....

 

Editorial: CONGRATULATIONS PHS GRADUATES

Congratulations to the PHS Class of 2020! Despite the onset of a global wide Coronavirus pandemic that up-ended traditional end-of-year high school events and activities, the class of 2020 has...

 

Guest Commentary

We are sport, subsistence and commercial fishers in Bristol Bay, and we want to ensure the fisheries we rely on are healthy for generations to come. We write in protest of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s recent nomination of a Pebble Limited Partnership...

 

Leters to the Editor

Ferry situation a disgrace To the Editor: The article on the AMHS receiving $10M in U.S. Virus recovery funds is a cover-up. You cannot blame the problems of the ferry system on the virus. The blame...

 

Editorial: Cover your kisser

Before residents cheer the expiration of Petersburg's face masking mandate, they need to remember that the reopening of many local businesses rely on the use of face masks by both employees and...

 

Work with what you have

Frustration was a key theme running throughout Wednesday's assembly meeting. Having to wait on the governor's slow to arrive mandates on opening businesses across the state is vexing. Just like in...

 

Commentary: Humor helps

Petersburg's sense of humor is coming through during these trying times. Bearing witness to this is the above photo showing the likeness of Bojer Wikan, wearing his protective mask as his statue...

 

Letter to the Editor

Experts can disagree. And they ARE disagreeing, both about the lethality of the coronavirus, and about the appropriateness of the steps that have been taken to protect public health. Compare the... Full story

 

To the Editor

Don't feel helpless To the Editor: In this sci-fi "reality" we are immersed in currently, I want to encourage my fellow Alaskans not to feel helpless. There is more we can do to help ourselves stay...

 

Guest Commentary

Sen. Bert Stedman has been serving Southeast communities for 17 years. He is the Senate Finance Committee co-chair. It did not take a positive test for the Alaska State Legislature to begin... Full story

 

Testing numbers are relevant

While we applaud the work of Wrangell's health care providers as they prepare for the uncertain times before us, it's important to remember that they need us as much as we need them. Every citizen... Full story

 

Editorial

If you've got to ride-out a worldwide pandemic, there's no better place than in Petersburg. We're isolated on an island along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, giving us a lot of protection from the...

 

To the Editor:

Be nice people To the Editor: I've seen a lot of bashing on social media lately... this is not a time to panic and lash out at others. I personally feel like our community is doing a great job of...

 

Guest Commentary

As our nation and the world experiences the life-altering impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to speak to you directly. If you’ve followed our many press conferences this week, you know that Alaska is rapidly...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Editorial:

In just two weeks the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in which we live. Sheltering in place and social distancing are the new means of protecting us, and others, from person-to-person contact with the virus, which for the elderly could be...

 

To the Editor

Services suspended To the Editor: There will be no public celebration of Mass across the Diocese of Juneau or other large gatherings effective through Friday, March 27. This includes all public Liturgies, Masses, Benedictions, Stations of the Cross,...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Editorial: No P&R board needed

We hope the Petersburg Borough Assembly doesn't re-establish the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. According to Borough Clerk Debra Thompson the board was abolished in late 2014. When the...

 

To the Editor

To the Editor: The Assembly support of the Kake/Petersburg road sends a message to the Dept. of Transportation that roads are more important than the Alaska Marine Highway System. So now we will have a 40-million-dollar road going no-where and two...

 
 By Bert Stedman    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Guest Commentary

The Petersburg Borough Assembly recently considered a resolution urging the Legislature to re-appropriate money from a critical $40 million Kake-Petersburg road project to the Alaska Marine Highway...

 

To the Editor

Kake/Kupreanof road To the Editor: The assembly will be considering a resolution on the Kake/Kupreanof road next week. No matter what happens some people will be upset at the final vote. Either way,...

 

Guest Commentary

Decades ago, the Alaska Marine Highway System was a pillar of the state’s transportation network. Alaskans and visitors alike piled onto ferries running up and down the Inside Passage for a trip that was a little adventurous, a little luxurious...

 

To the Editor

Thank you coaches To the Editor: I grew up without men named Coach Caulum, Coach Olsen, Coach Hammer, Coach Mason or Coach Davidson. These are men who volunteer their time to turn undisciplined boys and girls into polite hardworking focused young...

 

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