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Work planned for Petersburg museum land

Work is planned this spring to rebuild the retaining wall and yard in front of Petersburg’s Clausen Memorial Museum, using a state grant of over $100,000. To prepare for that project, borough employees moved an anchor and bronze sculpture from the museum lawn to the public works yard this week. The sculpture is the work of former Petersburg teacher Karsten Boysen and it will return to the museum yard once the retaining wall and yard are redone this spring.

Joe Viechnicki spoke the borough’s public works director Karl Hagerman about the project.

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The contract for the museum yard work is expected to be advertised in the next month. Petersburg’s downtown street project restarts on Monday.

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Alaska Department of Transportation deputy commissioner Mike Neussl addresses the Southeast Conference annual meeting September 21, 2016.
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Mallott discusses Mental Health logging, BC mines

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Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott was the keynote speaker at this week’s annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg. During his speech Wednesday, September 21, Mallott addressed climate change and fisheries, this year’s failed pink salmon runs, mining concerns on the transboundary rivers in Southeast Alaska, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and the Alaska Marine Highway System. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Mallott Tuesday about some of those topics, along with logging of Alaska Mental Health Trust Land near Petersburg. more