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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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Herring spawn surveyed near Petersburg

Thousands of scoters gather on the water, following herring spawn. 2007 Photo courtesy of ADF&G
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is monitoring the herring spawn near Petersburg and Wrangell although there are no commercial fisheries planned. more

Petersburg committee to look at where marijuana can be used

pot plant
Petersburg is trying to figure out where marijuana use will and will not be allowed within the borough. more