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Small boats, halibut fleet now in groundfish observer program

Some of Alaska’s small-boat fishermen will have to carry an onboard observer when they participate in federal fisheries next year. The government’s newly-restructured program goes into effect in January. For the first time, boats under sixty feet and halibut vessels are included. Federal staffers will hold a meeting to talk about the program with fishermen in Petersburg’s firehall tonight at 6. Matt Lichtenstein has a preview of the issues.

Observer sorting fish. Photo by NOAA Fisheries.

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PHS track teams first, second at regional meet

Photo by Vicki Lee McIntosh courtesy of Petersburg Viking Track and Field
Petersburg High School’s boys track and field team took first in the region for 1A-2A and 3A schools, while the girls team finished second behind Sitka. The regional meet was held in Juneau over the weekend. more

Chautauqua visits Southeast Alaska next month

Photo by Michelle Bates courtesy of the New Old Time Chautauqua
A large group of traveling performers and educators is visiting seven communities in Southeast Alaska this summer. The New Old Time Chautauqua will be holding parades, performances and workshops and encouraging residents to participate. more