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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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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