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Petersburg named best yachting town

Petersburg named best yachting townA national magazine has named the Southeast Alaska fishing community of Petersburg as its best yachting town for 2013.

Forest Service furloughed

Forest Service furloughedLike other federal agencies, most of the Alaska Region’s 650 Forest Service workers are going on furlough as a result of the Government Shutdown, which began Tuesday. The Forest Service is the biggest federal employer in Petersburg, with about 70 local staffers. Nearly all of them were put on furlough after shutting down both local offices.

Congress extends timber country payments one year

Congress extends timber country payments one yearCongress has passed a one-year extension of a program that pays out millions of dollars to communities in Alaska near national forest land, like Petersburg.

FERC awards new permit for controversial hydro project in Petersburg

FERC awards new permit for controversial hydro project in PetersburgAnother company out of Washington just won permission to study the potential development of a new hydro-electric plant at a mountain-top lake within the Petersburg Borough.

Responders untangle gillnet from humpback whale

Responders untangle gillnet from humpback whaleMarine mammal responders have wrapped-up efforts to try and disentangle a southeast humpback whale after removing more gillnet from the animal late last week.

Petersburg man gets over 6 years for standoff

A 30-year-old man who threatened Petersburg police with an assault rifle during a drunken, armed standoff last fall has been sentenced to serve more than six years in prison last week.

Juneau-Petersburg boundary dispute argued in court

Juneau-Petersburg boundary dispute argued in courtCBJ wants the LBC to redraw the northern boundary for the recently-formed Petersburg Borough further south

Even Their Seats Are To Be Separated When Putin And Obama Meet

Even Their Seats Are To Be Separated When Putin And Obama MeetMuch is being made about the symbolism of the seating at the G-20 summit of world leaders, which begins Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia, and what it supposedly says about U.S.-Russian relations.

Judge hears Juneau’s annexation case

Judge hears Juneau’s annexation caseCBJ argues that Local Boundary Commission did not properly consider their petition

Russian Hovercraft Storms Ashore, Surprises Baltic Beachgoers

Russian Hovercraft Storms Ashore, Surprises Baltic BeachgoersA giant Russian military hovercraft made an amphibious landing on a beach full of stunned sunbathers along the Baltic coast.