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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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Logging restrictions in place for dry weather on Tongass

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Officials on the Tongass National Forest are restricting logging activities because of the hot, dry weather and some lightning strikes in the region. The forest has been placed on “Hoot Owl” restrictions, effective Friday, May 22nd. That means some logging work cannot take place during the afternoon and evening. The limitations are in place for the Craig and Thorne Bay districts on Prince of Wales Island along with the Wrangell ranger district. more

Lohr opens art show at Petersburg’s museum

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Artist Ashley Lohr Friday, May 22 opens a new exhibit of paintings and collage at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. Lohr this year is finishing up a master’s program in fine art through the Maryland Institute College of Art. more