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.
Group considers senior, disabled transportation needs
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