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Police chief finalists announced, other assembly news

Petersburg has narrowed down its list of candidates for Police Chief. The borough manager gave the assembly an update Monday night. The Assembly also passed a resolution in support of a program that teaches Alaska Native’s how to preserve and sew sea otter pelts. And a local resident asked the assembly to weigh-in now on the potential route for a power line from Petersburg to Kake. Matt Lichtenstein has a look at those topics from the assembly’s regular meeting:
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Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)
Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port after the winter season closed this week. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka, it’s the earliest closure on record for the winter fishery. more

Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).
It looks like the Petersburg borough will be purchasing some land at Papke’s Landing, about 10 miles south of town. more