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Petersburg’s new library building gets roof

Work continues this fall on Petersburg’s new public library building at the corner of Haugen Drive and Second Street. Contracting company ASRC McGraw Constructors has put up walls, roof beams and most of the roof itself and plan to work on the building through the winter. Construction of the $3.9 million dollar building started up late last spring. For an update on the work, Joe Viechnicki stopped by the work site and spoke with Dan LaForce the city’s onsite construction administrator for the project.

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The library is scheduled for completion next July.

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Petersburg awaits court’s decision on municipal boundaries

The Alaska Supreme Court may have a decision in the next month or two on the boundaries of the Petersburg borough. The size of the new municipality has been up in the air since it was approved by area residents in December of 2012. That’s because the city and borough Juneau sought to annex some of the same land on the northern end of the proposed Petersburg borough. A superior court ruled in Petersburg’s favor last year and Juneau appealed that ruling to the state’s highest court. more

Petersburg High takes Southeast 2A volleyball crown

Coach Jaime Cabral instructs his team at a home match against Metlakatla in October. (KFSK file photo)
Petersburg High School volleyball has earned a berth in the state tournament with a first place finish at the Region Five 2A tournament in Skagway last weekend. The Vikings beat Metlakatla once and Craig twice to secure the region title. Joe Viechnicki spoke with coach Jaime Cabral about the tournament and his team. more