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Petersburg and Kenai schools first in AK to meet “HealthierUS” criteria

Two Alaska school districts are getting some national recognition. Schools in Petersburg and Kenai are the first in Alaska to receive certification in a federal program aimed at providing kids with healthier meals and more exercise. Matt Lichtenstein stopped by Petersburg’s elementary school lunchroom to find out more:

Petersburg City Schools Food Service Director Carlee Wells and some of her happy customers at Stedman Elementary School.

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Logging restrictions in place for dry weather on Tongass

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Officials on the Tongass National Forest are restricting logging activities because of the hot, dry weather and some lightning strikes in the region. The forest has been placed on “Hoot Owl” restrictions, effective Friday, May 22nd. That means some logging work cannot take place during the afternoon and evening. The limitations are in place for the Craig and Thorne Bay districts on Prince of Wales Island along with the Wrangell ranger district. more

Lohr opens art show at Petersburg’s museum

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Artist Ashley Lohr Friday, May 22 opens a new exhibit of paintings and collage at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. Lohr this year is finishing up a master’s program in fine art through the Maryland Institute College of Art. more