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Library starts to take shape

Contractors expect to have a roof over Petersburg’s new library by sometime next month and work on the interior throughout the winter. The project got started in June and with the exterior framing well underway, the building is starting to really take shape. It was designed to be highly energy-efficient with an open ceiling and exposed beams and columns made of glued and laminated timber. Matt Lichtenstein visited the job site Friday to get an update from several people involved with the planning and construction of the project:

Framing for Petersburg’s new library

The new library is slated to be complete in July.

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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