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Police station now number one priority

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:

 

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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