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More detail on IPHC decisions

This year’s coast-wide commercial halibut catch will be down again overall. However, Southeast fishermen will see another small increase for the second year in a row.
That’s according to recommendations from the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which voted on the numbers at the end of its 5-day, annual meeting in Victoria, British Columbia Friday. Matt Lichtenstein has more on that story.

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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