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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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Scientists discover the cause of Baird Glacier’s extreme outburst flooding

This aerial view of the Baird Glacier terminus shows recent flooding. Photo/USFS
Scientists now have a better idea about what caused the outburst flooding at Baird Glacier near Petersburg at the end of September. But as Angela Denning reports, it’s hard for them to know how it affects the surrounding ocean and … more

Petersburg looking to cut borough spending for next year

Petersburg residents will likely be seeing some reduced hours and fewer staffers in borough departments over the next few years. Petersburg’s borough manager is directing department heads to look for spending cuts in preparing their budget for next year. That’s … more