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Former corrections worker joins Petersburg police force

Petersburg’s newest police officer arrived in town this week. 35-year-old Ben King worked in Idaho in corrections for seven years. He’s originally from Montana and spent his summers in high school commercial fishing in Bristol Bay. Joe Viechnicki spoke with King along with local police Captain John Hamilton about staffing in the Petersburg police department.


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Logging restrictions in place for dry weather on Tongass

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Officials on the Tongass National Forest are restricting logging activities because of the hot, dry weather and some lightning strikes in the region. The forest has been placed on “Hoot Owl” restrictions, effective Friday, May 22nd. That means some logging work cannot take place during the afternoon and evening. The limitations are in place for the Craig and Thorne Bay districts on Prince of Wales Island along with the Wrangell ranger district. more

Lohr opens art show at Petersburg’s museum

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Artist Ashley Lohr Friday, May 22 opens a new exhibit of paintings and collage at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. Lohr this year is finishing up a master’s program in fine art through the Maryland Institute College of Art. more