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Study proposes power rate adjustments

Some Petersburg residents and businesses may see their electricity bills go up in the near future. A new study says, in order to meet expenses, Petersburg Power and Light will need to increase its revenues just over 6 percent by 2017. To help address that, the study proposes a 4 percent boost in rates over the next couple years, but not everyone would see an increase. The borough assembly heard a presentation on the issue Monday afternoon. Matt Lichtenstein has an overview.
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RAC reccomends area projects for funding

Breiland Slough cabin (photo/Abbey Collins)
A committee of Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake residents has recommended 21 area projects and festivals for federal funding. As Abbey Collins reports, nearby communities could soon see a range of projects, from trail and cabin improvements, to festivals and amphibian monitoring. more

One race in Petersburg’s October election

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Voters have just one contested race this October in Petersburg when it comes to candidates for local office. Tuesday, August 23 was the filing deadline for candidates for 19 available seats on the borough assembly and other elected boards and commissions. 15 people filed the paperwork in time to run for one of those seats and the other positions remain vacant and could be filled later by appointment. more