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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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Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).
It looks like the Petersburg borough will be purchasing some land at Papke’s Landing, about 10 miles south of town. more

Federal commission cancels permit for Thomas Bay hydro plant

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is cancelling a permit for a Bellingham company to study potential for a hydro-electric power plant in Thomas Bay near Petersburg. It’s a site that has drawn interest from other companies in the past. more