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Governor Parnell talks hydropower, ferries and health

Governor Sean Parnell, who is running for re-election this year, was in Petersburg on Monday. He met with some community leaders and interviewed with KFSK. He said he’s very supportive of hydro-electric projects in South East and all over the state. Although there are no South East hydro projects in his capitol budget right now, he said he’s relying on regional legislators to bring projects like that up.

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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