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Construction in full swing in downtown Petersburg

A variety of construction projects are in full swing or on-the-way in downtown Petersburg this year. Residents and visitors alike are making their way around torn up streets and sidewalks, as motorists dodge machinery and detour around the work. Joe Viechnicki reports.

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Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)
Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port after the winter season closed this week. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka, it’s the earliest closure on record for the winter fishery. more

Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).
It looks like the Petersburg borough will be purchasing some land at Papke’s Landing, about 10 miles south of town. more