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Petersburg learns more about regional business plan competition

Residents and businesses in Petersburg can learn more this week about a new business plan competition offered by Southeast’s regional Native corporation and a conservation group. It’s called the Path to Prosperity and is being put on by the Nature Conservancy and the Haa Aani community development fund. Haa Aani is the rural economic development subsidiary of Sealaska. The competition is open to all residents, for-profit businesses and tribal entities in Southeast with ideas for a new business concept for the region. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Alana Peterson, economic development coordinator for Haa Ani about the competition.

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Shawn Blumenshine of Haa Aani was in Petersburg Friday to meet with people and businesses interested in applying. Contact him at 907-723-8985. A webinar will be held August 12 at 5:30 p.m. The application deadline is September 16th at 5 p.m. There’s also more information here:

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Student glacier survey reports little change at LeConte

Kyle Hagerman, Skipper Erickson, Ian Fleming, Shalie Dahl, Aaron Murph and Chauncey Sandhofer surveyed the LeConte Glacier this month. (Photo courtesy of Victor Trautman)
A team of student surveyors from Petersburg High School just completed an annual visit to the LeConte Glacier on the mainland near Petersburg. This is the 32nd year for the program to record the position of the terminus of the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. The students have found little change in the location of ice face, no big retreat or advance again this year. They were able to verify their work for the first time using a satellite image. more