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Group considers senior, disabled transportation needs

A new, local group is hoping to improve transportation options for seniors and disabled people in Petersburg. One option is to pursue grant money for a new wheelchair-accessible van at Mountain View Manor Assisted living – one that would be similar to the van now in use at Petersburg Medical Center. This week at the Manor, the group held its first meeting at to hear about transportation concerns for disabled residents throughout town. To find out more, Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Petersburg Economic Development Council Director Liz Cabrera is helping to organize the effort.

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PHS science team prepares for statewide competition

Members of Petersburg's Ocean Science Bowl team at practice. From left: Helen Martin, Chauncy Sandhoffer, Tucker Hagerman, Charlie Christensen, Julia Murph, Anders Christensen. Photo/Angela Denning
The high school students are working on two 15-page research papers for a statewide competition. The Alaska Tsunami Bowl, an academic competition, will take place in Seward at the end of February. more

Petersburg officials discuss retaining Coast Guard cutter

The Petersburg-based Coast Guard cutter Anacapa (photo courtesy USCG)
Petersburg officials are hoping to discuss ways to keep a Coast Guard cutter stationed in this Southeast community. Petersburg’s borough assembly wants to talk about changes to the waterfront to accommodate newer, larger patrol vessels, and it’s part of a discussion going on up and down Alaska’s coastline. more