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Children’s center kids tour log shelter project

Local kids from the Petersburg Children’s Center Rainbow Room Tuesday got a hands-on look at the reconstruction of a log shelter at Sandy Beach Park. The new shelter, one of two at the borough park, is starting to take shape this month and could be completed in the next few months.

Parks and Recreation employee Dave Nauman demonstrated his log cleaning and cutting techniques for eight youngsters. Joe Viechnicki stopped by and produced this audio postcard.

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Parks and Recreation will hold a grand opening for the new shelter sometime next spring.

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Alaska Department of Transportation deputy commissioner Mike Neussl addresses the Southeast Conference annual meeting September 21, 2016.
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Mallott discusses Mental Health logging, BC mines

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Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott was the keynote speaker at this week’s annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg. During his speech Wednesday, September 21, Mallott addressed climate change and fisheries, this year’s failed pink salmon runs, mining concerns on the transboundary rivers in Southeast Alaska, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and the Alaska Marine Highway System. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Mallott Tuesday about some of those topics, along with logging of Alaska Mental Health Trust Land near Petersburg. more