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Jensen takes Mayor’s seat as Dwyer steps down.

Petersburg has a new Mayor.
The City Council Monday night appointed Councilor Mark Jensen to replace outgoing Mayor Al Dwyer. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

Outgoing Mayor Al Dwyer holds up a a ceremonial gavel presented by newly-appointed Mayor Mark Jensen (right).

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Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)
Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port after the winter season closed this week. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka, it’s the earliest closure on record for the winter fishery. more

Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).
It looks like the Petersburg borough will be purchasing some land at Papke’s Landing, about 10 miles south of town. more