News from 10-20-30 years ago
August 25, 1982- General Construction not only is dredging the new small boat harbor for almost $1 million less than the state had anticipated; but it expects to complete the dredging and construction of the parking lot in December-six months before deadline.
Work began Monday morning on the first phase of the new small boat harbor construction. Approximately 420,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged from the Narrows in between Alaska Island Air’s float and the new boat harbor, then transported to Frederick Sound for disposal.
General Construction was awarded the job after submitting the lowest bid at $1,317,700 for dredging the harbor and constructing the parking lot. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Harbor Design and Construction division, had estimated $2,285,000 for the job.
August 13, 1992- Mitkof Island residents felt tremors for about a minute at 10:19 a.m. Friday when an earthquake occurred in the Gulf of Alaska.
With a magnitude of 6.5, the earthquake was centered about 162 miles south of Cape Yakutat and 171 miles southwest of Yakutat, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center.
August 22, 2002- Petersburg Municipal Power and Light superintendent Dennis Lewis’s intent to retire was announced by City Manager Bruce Jones at Monday night’s council meeting. Lewis, a 17 year veteran of the position, will step down January 24, 2003.
Lewis, who has worked for PMP&L since June 1985, describes his retirement as “a joint venture between my wife and myself.” He plans to do some fishing and hunting and to spend time with some of his nine grandchildren, five of whom live in town.