New Petersburg representative wins easily
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The state House representative for Petersburg, Juneau’s downtown and Lemon Creek areas, Douglas Island, Gustavus, Skagway and Tenakee won easily in Tuesday’s election.
Representative Beth Kerttula. Photo courtesy AK Legislature.
District 32 Democrat Beth Kerrtula was unopposed in her race. She won 5,291 votes, or 96 percent of ballots cast. The rest were write-ins.
Juneau’s other state representative, District 31 Republican Cathy Muñoz, also was without an opponent. She attracted 6,067 votes, about 97 percent of the ballots cast. The others were write-ins.
Muñoz has Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley, Auke Bay and some other capital city neighborhoods in her district.
Juneau’s state senator is Democrat Dennis Egan. His District P was the only one of 60 House or Senate seats not on the ballot this year.
He also represents Gustavus, Petersburg, Skagway and Tenakee
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