Petersburg is hoping for legislative help to boost the size of a state land entitlement that comes with the formation of a new municipality. A local committee is recommending the borough seek all of the un-spoken for state land within Petersburg’s boundaries.
The Sons of Norway has partnered with the local acting troupe to fund raise for both groups.
Three assembly members are traveling to Alaska’s capital city this month and the assembly came up with seven issues for them to bring up during their trip.
Residents and borough staff in Petersburg are trying to come to grips with state regulations for marijuana that take effect later this month. The regulations create a new licensing process for businesses that could grow, test and sell pot in the state. But they have some in Petersburg thinking the hurdles for new pot businesses will be too difficult and local marijuana sales will remain underground and off the books.
Two skippers recount rescues when their boats sank and their crews were saved.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission Friday approved an increase in halibut catch limits for most of the coast. The joint U.S. and Canadian body oversees management of the prized bottom fish from California to Alaska. The commission held its annual meeting in Juneau this week. Commissioners approved a coast-wide catch of 29,890,000 pounds for 2016. That’s an increase of 2.2 percent from last year’s limits.
Most of the herring this year are four-year-olds and are too small to harvest for roe.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission is deciding catch limits and other regulations for commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries this week in Juneau.
The commission manages fishing and research on the … more
Petersburg’s harbor board and planning and zoning commission want the borough to pursue more of the land and facilities at a remote boat launch and dock 10 miles south of downtown. The discussion about the future of Papke’s Landing took up the better part of a meeting this month between the two.
High winds knocked down trees and did other damage around Southeast Alaska early Tuesday morning. Electrical customers on Mitkof Island south of Scow Bay were without power for about an hour and a half Tuesday morning.