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Council briefs: lobbyist, ferry concerns, harbor costs, dangerous dogs

Petersburg’s Washington D-C lobbyist paid the City Council a visit and gave an update on some federal issues during the Council’s regular meeting Monday night. Among other business, the Councilors agreed to weigh-in on next summer’s state ferry schedule. They got an update on efforts to cut the cost of replacing the North Harbor and they took up a measure aimed at defining a dangerous or vicious dog.

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PHS science team prepares for statewide competition

Members of Petersburg's Ocean Science Bowl team at practice. From left: Helen Martin, Chauncy Sandhoffer, Tucker Hagerman, Charlie Christensen, Julia Murph, Anders Christensen. Photo/Angela Denning
The high school students are working on two 15-page research papers for a statewide competition. The Alaska Tsunami Bowl, an academic competition, will take place in Seward at the end of February. more

Petersburg officials discuss retaining Coast Guard cutter

The Petersburg-based Coast Guard cutter Anacapa (photo courtesy USCG)
Petersburg officials are hoping to discuss ways to keep a Coast Guard cutter stationed in this Southeast community. Petersburg’s borough assembly wants to talk about changes to the waterfront to accommodate newer, larger patrol vessels, and it’s part of a discussion going on up and down Alaska’s coastline. more