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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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PHS track and field teams second at regional meet

Kayleigh Eddy runs in a relay at the regional meet in Juneau. (Photo courtesy of Brad Taylor, Viking Track and Field)
Petersburg High School’s track and field teams both took second place at the region five meet at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau last weekend and 17 athletes qualified for this weekend's state competition. Sitka High School won both the boys and girls team titles for 1A, 2A and 3A schools. T more

Petersburg Community Foundation gives out $15,000

Awardees and board members of the Petersburg Community Foundation. (L-R) John Birks, Mysti Birks, Brandi Heppe, Karen Malcom, Cindy Lagoudakis, Dave Berge, Carin Christensen, Annette Wooton, Tom Abbott
Six community organizations are getting a little financial help from the Petersburg Community Foundation. more