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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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Logging restrictions in place for dry weather on Tongass

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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