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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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Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

A waterfall on Portage Mountain in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island. (KFSK file photo)
The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg. The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more

SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more