Should Petersburg leave the Inter Island Ferry Authority? Should the city raise its sales tax cap? How about buying another 5 acres of waterfront property for the harbor department? Petersburg residents will decide those ballot questions in Tuesday’s local election. Matt Lichtenstein has a look at those issues.
IFA, sales tax, and land purchase propositions considered
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
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