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Borough considers renovations instead of new police HQ

Petersburg is changing course on its police station project. Instead of building new, the borough will consider renovating the existing municipal building, or a privately-owned warehouse that’s up for sale. That was the recommendation from the borough manager who has been researching ways to cut the cost of the project.

The assembly this week gave the manager the green light to hire an engineer who will survey the condition of the two existing structures in more detail:
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Renovated municipal building opens in Petersburg

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City hall has received a major facelift. Petersburg borough employees and the local police department this month have been moving into the newly renovated municipal building on Nordic Drive and will be open for business at that site on Monday, February 27th. more

State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries

This super cub at Eliza Lake allows biologists to track pink escapements. Photo courtesy of Troy Thynes
Commercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources. more