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Commission OK’s bunkhouse plan

Ocean Beauty Seafood’s can move forward with plans to replace a deteriorating bunkhouse at its Petersburg plant. After a detailed discussion this week, the local Planning commission approved a conditional permit for the company to set up several container van housing units at the site instead. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

Ocean Beauty housing containers at Scow Bay. Photo courtesy City of Petersburg


Ocean Beauty’s old, unused bunkhouse off Harbor Way. Picture courtesy City of Petersburg

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Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

A waterfall on Portage Mountain in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island. (KFSK file photo)
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

SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

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