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Coffman Cove festival gears up for fourth year

The fourth annual “By the Sea Arts and Seafood Festival” is this weekend in Coffman Cove on eastern Prince of Wales Island. The two-day event offers food, music and artwork Saturday and Sunday in downtown Coffman Cove. Joe Viechnicki spoke with chief organizer Heather Hedges about the menu and schedule for this year.

The website for the event is here.

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Members of Petersburg's Ocean Science Bowl team at practice. From left: Helen Martin, Chauncy Sandhoffer, Tucker Hagerman, Charlie Christensen, Julia Murph, Anders Christensen. Photo/Angela Denning
The high school students are working on two 15-page research papers for a statewide competition. The Alaska Tsunami Bowl, an academic competition, will take place in Seward at the end of February. more

Petersburg officials discuss retaining Coast Guard cutter

The Petersburg-based Coast Guard cutter Anacapa (photo courtesy USCG)
Petersburg officials are hoping to discuss ways to keep a Coast Guard cutter stationed in this Southeast community. Petersburg’s borough assembly wants to talk about changes to the waterfront to accommodate newer, larger patrol vessels, and it’s part of a discussion going on up and down Alaska’s coastline. more