Petersburg mayor plans to step down
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Petersburg mayor Al Dwyer says he’s not running for office again and may resign after this October’s city election. Dwyer is half-way through his third two-year term as mayor. Dwyer is a retired state Department of Labor employee and volunteers at KFSK public radio and several other local organizations.
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He does not plan to run for mayor of the Petersburg borough, once the borough vote happens this fall or winter. Dwyer was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke and bout of pneumonia a year and a half ago and says he is not able to finish out his latest term. Joe Viechnicki spoke with him about the decision.
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The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg.
The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more
Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more