Businesses in Petersburg responding to an annual survey say they lost nearly half of their revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic and laid off 9% of their workforce.
The Petersburg Economic Development Council released its final version of a community plan for responding to growth in the visitor industry. That plan presents a range of recommendations for managing more tourists and cruise ships.
Petersburg’s assembly extended a health order that measure requires pre-approval before cruise and other passenger ships can tie up.
More than 100 people rallied on the Capitol steps Wednesday in Juneau to oppose significant cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System’s budget.
The Alaska Marine Highway System is paying more than $1,200 a day for long-term storage of two unused ferries. One critic says it would be better to sell them than to tie them up.