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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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Petersburg Mental Health director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer is the Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services. Photo courtesy of Susan Ohmer
Susan Ohmer, Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services, was awarded a four month sabbatical through the Rasmuson Foundation. more

Bill looks to trade federal land for Mental Health Trust land near Petersburg, Ketchikan

Jeff Meucci pointing at map
With a new U.S. Congress convening, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has reintroduced a bill that would trade federal land for land owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust – including Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain and land near homes in Petersburg. more