VSC wraps-up season at Junior Olympics
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Petersburg’s Viking Swim Club Wrapped up its season late last month after three members competed at the Junior Olympics in Anchorage. They included 17-year-old Shania Dahlberg, 11-year-old Madison Whitethorn, and 10-year-old Meghyn Parker.
Meghyn Parker finished third overall at the Junior Olympics for 10 and under girls. Photo courtesy the Parker family.
Parker finished third in three of her events and third overall for her age group. Dahlberg broke two club records. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with the swimmers and their coach, Andy Carlisle:
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On Friday, club members will be selling beer bits for a fundraiser under the covered play area by the school parking lot.
Their season starts up again in September.
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