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Contractor starts downtown street rebuild

Petersburg’s downtown street rebuild got underway last week. The three-point-seven million dollar project will mean new roadway, sidewalks and storm drainage on Main Street from Icicle Seafoods to the municipal building and on portions of Excel and Dolphin Streets. The contractor is Secon, which is doing the work in phases to minimize disruption to seafood processors and other downtown businesses. Matt Lichtenstein visited with Secon’s project manager for this report:

The contractor started work on Dolphin street and will eventually move down to Main.

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Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

A waterfall on Portage Mountain in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island. (KFSK file photo)
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

SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

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