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Municipal water gets frequent testing

Petersburg’s municipal water system is tested daily, weekly and more. That’s according to Borough Public Works Director Karl Hagerman. Hagerman briefed the Assembly on the safety of the water supply last Tuesday night (2/19) in the wake of the previous week’s boil-water notice. Hagerman explained that the water undergoes frequent testing by Petersburg Medical Center, as well as staff at the water treatment plant. Matt Lichtenstein filed this report:

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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