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Observers soon start work on SE gillnet grounds

Federal observers are preparing to work the gillnet grounds around Petersburg and Wrangell this summer. Starting in June, National Marine Fisheries Service contractors in small boats will shadow individual gillnetters and monitor any interactions marine mammals or birds. They’ll also be interviewing fishermen about their gear and fishing practices. Federal officials say the information will be kept confidential and the contractors will be as unobtrusive as possible. But fishermen still have concerns as the season approaches.

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Manager: Police to move into muni building next month

Renovation continues at Petersburg's Municipal Building Jan. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/ CoastAlaska News)
Petersburg police will be the first department to move into new quarters in the Municipal Building. Other borough departments will follow. more

Pertussis, aka whooping cough, in Petersburg

compressed Pertussis cases by age AK 2011-2015
School and public-health officials are warning Petersburg residents about pertussis, also known as whooping cough. more