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May 26, 1982 - Salmon fishermen in southern Southeastern Alaska can expect to find bright red 7/8 inch diameter plastic disc tags on some adult pink and red salmon they harvest in 1982. The tags are being placed on adult pinks and reds as a part of the joint U.S.—Canada salmon interception research program being conducted in southern Southeastern Alaska and northern British Columbia waters in 1982. This large-scale tagging project is designed to determine the proportion of red and pink salmon from each country that contribute to major intercepting fisheries in the boundary area. The goal of this project is to tag up to 305,000 adult pink and red salmon in known intercepting fishing areas in both countries.

May 21, 1992 - Two historic Petersburg structures will be honored next Thursday morning. A plaque will be unveiled on the Ranger boat Chugach as it waits for a new lease on life. And the new Petersburg Visitor Information Center will be officially dedicated as it enters a new phase of its service to the community.

May 23, 2002 - It was announced at the council meeting Monday night that a grant written by Sandra Dixson requesting $9,500 from the National Volunteer Fire Council was approved. The grant money is earmarked for fire safety programs in local schools and day cares.

Harbormaster Jim Stromdahl gave the Harbor Advisory Board report. He discussed Phase III of the harbor expansion project and reported on the fireboat the harbor plans to obtain. The 26-foot boat, fully outfitted with firefighting equipment, will cost approximately $70,000; it will be run and maintained by the harbor. He added that Kupreanof, which will also benefit from the new boat, has expressed interest in making a financial contribution.


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