Police station now number one priority
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A new police station is now Petersburg’s number one capital project according to the City Council’s newly-revised wish-list for state money. The replacement of North Harbor, which has most of its funding in place, is now number two. The council finalized the legislative priority list Monday night after public testimony and a spirited debate over which of those two projects should go at the top. Matt Lichtenstein reports:
City hall has received a major facelift. Petersburg borough employees and the local police department this month have been moving into the newly renovated municipal building on Nordic Drive and will be open for business at that site on Monday, February 27th. more
Commercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources. more