Circle of Life run walk coming up
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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.
The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg.
The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more
Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more