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Expanded recycling program gets a trial run in Petersburg

A six-week trial program for recycling gets underway in Petersburg this week for residents who have Wednesday trash collection. The pilot program will allow Wednesday trash customers to leave a wider array of recyclable materials, unsorted in yellow plastic bags on the curb for pickup by the Petersburg Indian Association. The pilot program will provide information on whether an expanded curbside pickup program could work in the community. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Petersburg’s public works director Karl Hagerman about what’s called the commingled recycling pilot program.

That pilot recycling program starts June 5th and runs though July 10th and it’s for residents with a Wednesday trash pick up only. For other residents, the PIA’s curbside sorted recyclables program continues on normal trash pickup days. For additional recycling bags or more information call the public works department at 772-4430.

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Hurricane remnants rushing toward Southeast Alaska

Hurricane Oho appears to have extremely long arms in imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite on October 7.(Photo from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
The remnants of a hurricane in the Pacific will bring high winds and heavy rains to southern and central Southeast Alaska Friday. The storm is called Hurricane Oho, and it’s a cyclone that is moving rapidly across the Pacific toward Southeast Alaska. As of Thursday morning it had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. However, the storm is forecast to strengthen to near hurricane force by the time it nears the Alaska Panhandle early Friday morning. more

Wrong-size moose kill threatens central Southeast hunt

A legal moose antler configuration with two brow tines on one side and three tines on the other (file photo courtesy ADF&G)
Hunters continue to have success shooting moose on the mainland and islands around Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake. However, the high number of illegal moose shot during the month-long season is also climbing. more