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Lights added to drive down dock project

Petersburg will add some lighting to its commercial drive-down dock project. The borough assembly Monday approved a harbor board recommendation to include that electrical work in the advertisement for construction bids instead of leaving it as optional. The addition will drive up the cost of the project by about a half million dollars but borough staff say the Harbor Department will have more than enough money to cover it. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

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Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)
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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