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Recycling ordinance passes first vote, more assembly news

The borough assembly took the first formal step towards implementing an expanded recycling program Monday by passing a new sanitation ordinance in its first reading. Customers at the lowest level of garbage service would see a rate increase if they choose not to recycle. Also Monday, the Assembly retained the library board, approved a long-term contract for the borough manager and agreed to spend sixty-thousand dollars for geo-technical and survey work on the dilapidated Sing Lee Alley Bridge. Matt Lichtenstein has more from Monday’s meeting:

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Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)
Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port after the winter season closed this week. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka, it’s the earliest closure on record for the winter fishery. more

Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).
It looks like the Petersburg borough will be purchasing some land at Papke’s Landing, about 10 miles south of town. more