Students compute LeConte Glacier position
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A team of students from Petersburg High School last week compiled their latest data on the location of the tidewater terminus of the LeConte Glacier, the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. It’s the 31st year of a Petersburg High School program surveying the position of the icesheet in a mainland bay east of Petersburg.
Photo courtesy of Victor Trautman PHS
The location of the glacier’s face has remained relatively unchanged over the past decade and this year’s team reports no big change in the 2014 position. Joe Viechnicki spoke with this year’s surveying team about the effort just before they sat down to calculate their findings.
Results will be posted on the glacier survey’s website along with a lot of other historical information and photos from the program.
Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday, July 6 will be voting on a new contract for employees of Petersburg Municipal Power and Light. The borough has yet to release the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement with the employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. However, staffers estimate the new contract will cost an additional 156-thousand dollars. more
Petersburg is planning several days of fun events to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Vendor and food booths are open Friday, July 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on main street. The festivities kick off Thursday night, July 2nd at the Parks and Recreation community center. more