Author: Joe Viechnicki

Petersburg power outage caused by older transformer

Petersburg homes and businesses were without power for over an hour Wednesday. The outage happened around 5:30 Wednesday evening. Petersburg Municipal Power and Light workers found that it was caused by a bad transformer located around 3-mile of Mitkof Highway.

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State road near Petersburg to get more chip seal in July

Motorists be warned. Mitkof Highway near Petersburg will be getting more chip seal this summer. The Alaska Department of Transportation is planning to start sealing the pavement on the highway south of Papke’s Landing, about 10 miles south of town, after the July 4th holiday.

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Petersburg assembly advances senior sales tax change, OKs harbor rate hike

Harbor rates are going up in Petersburg next month and voters are one step closer to deciding on an end to the senior sales tax exemption again this fall. Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday, June 18 passed the harbor fee hike and advanced a ballot question on creating a needs-based tax rebate for seniors instead of the current exemption.

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Central Southeast king salmon following forecasts

For good and for bad, king salmon runs around Petersburg are coming in as forecast so far this year. Anglers have only been allowed to keep Chinook salmon in a limited few areas with hatchery kings for the first part of this month. And much of the sport fishing effort in this area has been focused on the Wrangell Narrows and Blind Slough.

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