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Forest Service, contractors back to work

The US Forest Service, like other federal agencies, is open for business again. That means about 70 once-furloughed employees have returned to their jobs in Petersburg again. It also means work can resume for some contractors who had been stalled by the 16-day shutdown. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

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$8 million summer Dungeness harvest for Southeast

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Commercial crabbers are out fishing again this month for Dungeness crab in Southeast Alaska. The numbers are in for the summer crab fishery and it looks like it was a pretty average season. more

Middle schoolers join in monitoring for invasives in Petersburg harbor

Sixth graders were in Petersburg’s Middle Harbor Thursday morning checking for an invasive species that has shown up on the waterfront not too far away in Sitka. So far students have not seen any sign yet of the marine animal nicknamed D Vex here. more