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Warmer waters do well unto this year’s hatchery salmon

Crystal Lake Hatchery manager, Loren Thompson, says warmer waters are doing well unto young hatchery salmon.

The early reviews are positive for equipment installed at the Crystal Lake hatchery on Mitkof Island, 18 miles south of Petersburg. Last year the hatchery installed a heat exchanger to provide warmer water for young salmon. As Alexis Kenyon reports, it will be a few more years before anyone knows for certain if the project has worked.

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PHS cross country opens season on winning note

Petersburg High School cross country teams finished the first meet of the season in Sitka on Saturday in the top two for small schools in Southeast. The PHS girls team came in first for 1A-2A and 3A schools, finishing behind only the 4A schools in Juneau and Ketchikan. The boys team was the second place small school. The Sitka boys won on their home course, followed by Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain and Ketchikan. more

Heavy rain sets daily records in Petersburg, Southeast

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Petersburg and other parts of Southeast set some daily rainfall records last week. Petersburg recorded over three and a half inches of rain, 3.55 to be exact on Saturday, August 29th, the highest total for that date in National Weather Service records dating back to the 1940s. more