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Circle of Life run walk coming up

Petersburg residents will gather at Sandy Beach Saturday morning to run and walk in support of cancer survivors and in memory of lost loved ones. The second-annual Circle of Life Run-Walk is a fundraiser to support local cancer patients, like the Beat the Odds event which takes place in the fall. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Circle of Life supporters Carin Christensen and Pia Reilly:
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Registration is from 8 to 9:15 Saturday morning. The run-walk begins at 9:30. You can pre-register at Lee’s Clothing. Its 20 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for kids. All the proceeds benefit the local Beat the Odds program, which helps provide support for cancer patients in Petersburg.

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Student glacier survey reports little change at LeConte

Kyle Hagerman, Skipper Erickson, Ian Fleming, Shalie Dahl, Aaron Murph and Chauncey Sandhofer surveyed the LeConte Glacier this month. (Photo courtesy of Victor Trautman)
A team of student surveyors from Petersburg High School just completed an annual visit to the LeConte Glacier on the mainland near Petersburg. This is the 32nd year for the program to record the position of the terminus of the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. The students have found little change in the location of ice face, no big retreat or advance again this year. They were able to verify their work for the first time using a satellite image. more