Fourth festivities in full swing
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Fireworks! Log rolling! A money pile! Those are only some of the events at this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Petersburg. Other activities include some traditional favorites, like street games and ducky races. But there are some new events and variations this year, too. Robbie Feinberg spoke with Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes and supervisor Jody Forgey about some of those new activities.
Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes spray-painting a truck for the Fourth of July “Car Bash”
The events start at 7 a.m. Thursday and last throughout the day. KFSK will have its own Kiddie Carnival in a new location this year, the First Bank parking lot. The Humane Association’s Strut Your Mutt competition will be held at 11 a.m. And you can also check out the annual fireworks celebration tomorrow night at 11 p.m. at the ball fields.
Here’s a full schedule of the events:
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