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If early results stand, new borough has several tasks ahead

Petersburg officials will have a lot on their agenda next year if the initial borough election results stand. That includes appointments to vacant seats on the new assembly, school board, hospital board and planning commission. Among other tasks, they’ll have to start the property tax assessment process and begin drafting a new comprehensive plan for the entire borough. Also, the new assembly will eventually have choose an allotment of state land for borough ownership. Matt Lichtenstein asked City Manager Steve Giesbrecht about what happens after the borough election is certified.

View of Petersburgon Northern Mitkof Island. KFSK File.

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Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

A waterfall on Portage Mountain in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island. (KFSK file photo)
The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg. The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more

SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more