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Library work to continue through winter

Despite some setbacks, Petersburg’s new library construction will soon be dried-in from the elements, which means interior construction will continue throughout the winter as planned. That’s according to the City’s on-site administrator Dan LaForce, who is overseeing the work by ASRC McGraw Constructors. He says they’ve been making satisfactory progress. Matt Lichtenstein checked in with LaForce on the site this week.

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Farm brings fresh goat milk by skiff to Petersburg

Victor and Tabitha Nelson and their daughter tend to some of their over 30 goats on their farm at Point Agassiz on the mainland north of Petersburg.
Buying fresh dairy produce in Southeast Alaska isn’t easy. The rugged, mountainous landscape doesn’t lend itself well to farming. Now, though, a farming couple near Petersburg are trying to change the way people consume milk in town. For the past year they’ve been selling raw milk processed by their own heard of dairy goats. But producing and selling dairy products in Southeast Alaska provides its own unique set of challenges. more

Scientists discover the cause of Baird Glacier’s extreme outburst flooding

This aerial view of the Baird Glacier terminus shows recent flooding. Photo/USFS
Scientists now have a better idea about what caused the outburst flooding at Baird Glacier near Petersburg at the end of September. But as Angela Denning reports, it’s hard for them to know how it affects the surrounding ocean and … more