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Crabbers testify against log storage in pothole

A US Forest Service request to store rafted logs in a bay at the south end of the Wrangell narrows continues to draw opposition from some of Petersburg’s commercial crabbers. The comment period for that proposed, state permit ends today. A handful of local residents testified at a state hearing in Petersburg late last week. They’re concerned about log debris damaging crab habitat and the exclusion of fishermen from the bay.

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Petersburg’s newest, largest committee tackles pot regulation

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Petersburg’s newest committee is tackling the thorny issues around regulating the production, sales and use of marijuana in the community. The large new group met for the first time Wednesday and split up into subcommittees. more

Petersburg considers end to visitor industry grants

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A committee that recommends how to spend Petersburg’s hotel bed tax proceeds may not be meeting anymore after next year. The transient room tax committee this week voted to recommend dissolving their group and changing the way the borough handles the revenue in the future. Joe Viechnicki reports. more