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Police chief to retire, borough to hire recruiting firm

Petersburg’s Police Chief is retiring at the end of May. Jim Agner and his wife Heidi, a police sergeant, just put in their notice. They make up about a quarter of the department. The Assembly this week gave the borough manager the ‘OK’ to hire a recruiting firm to find a replacement for the chief.

Police Chief Jim Agner, KFSK File

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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