In the final days of 2016, a Bering Sea storm battered St. Lawrence Island, causing wind and water damage to many buildings in Savoonga. The community declared a local disaster and asked for assistance from the state in order to restore their livelihoods.
A search and rescue wrapped up Tuesday morning with three people returned safely to Levelock. Danielle Dobkins, Ivon Washington, and Paul Chukwak, all in their 40s, had made a trip to Naknek by four-wheeler Sunday morning, and had broken down on the return trip on Sunday evening.
Petersburg’s Police Department is scheduled to start moving into the newly renovated municipal building by Jan. 17. Whether that deadline can be met is still unknown, but the department is looking forward to a much larger and more secure working space.