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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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RAC reccomends area projects for funding

Breiland Slough cabin (photo/Abbey Collins)
A committee of Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake residents has recommended 21 area projects and festivals for federal funding. As Abbey Collins reports, nearby communities could soon see a range of projects, from trail and cabin improvements, to festivals and amphibian monitoring. more

One race in Petersburg’s October election

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Voters have just one contested race this October in Petersburg when it comes to candidates for local office. Tuesday, August 23 was the filing deadline for candidates for 19 available seats on the borough assembly and other elected boards and commissions. 15 people filed the paperwork in time to run for one of those seats and the other positions remain vacant and could be filled later by appointment. more