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Volunteers, troopers rescue stranded hikers near glacier

Eight stranded hikers are safe in Petersburg this week thanks to the efforts of good samaritans, State Troopers and local Search and Rescue Volunteers Sunday. An apparent transportation mix-up left the group of seasonal cannery workers stuck overnight on the beach in front of a glacier without the proper clothes or provisions. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

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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