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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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Renovated municipal building opens in Petersburg

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City hall has received a major facelift. Petersburg borough employees and the local police department this month have been moving into the newly renovated municipal building on Nordic Drive and will be open for business at that site on Monday, February 27th. more

State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries

This super cub at Eliza Lake allows biologists to track pink escapements. Photo courtesy of Troy Thynes
Commercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources. more