In 2021, Petersburg residents debated the future of health care and mitigation measures for this island community with the ongoing backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Author: Joe Viechnicki, Angela Denning
Third through ninth graders in Alaska will no longer take PEAK tests as part of their yearly learning assessments starting this year.Read More
Petersburg’s school board and administrators are still hashing out the details of COVID-19 mitigation measures for the upcoming school year.Read More
Fourth of July is 2 weeks away, and plans are coming together for a celebration in Petersburg, with controls for coronavirus as a top priority. Organizers say the holiday will be different, but want to honor the community tradition. The two-day celebration will include a day of virtual 4th of July events, a running race, a car parade, and a fireworks show.Read More
An extensive revision of Petersburg borough code on zoning and land use could be up for approval by the borough assembly as soon as next month. The new development code covers what’s allowed for land use, buildings and subdivisions. The proposal would streamline some of the borough’s approval process for permit applications. It would also create some new zoning categories for land within service area one, within the old city limits for Petersburg.Read More
Jan. 6 Committee Hearings
The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has held eight public hearings. Each video recording is available here - Next scheduled for September.