News from 10-20-30 years ago
September 8, 1982 - It was a fluke that so many coho returned to Crystal Lake hatchery this early in the year, but it made about 75 people very happy. Those were the people who made it out to Crystal Lake Hatchery before the supply of free coho ran out.
Bob Zorich, hatchery biologist, said the offer to give away six free coho per person on a first come, first serve basis last Friday appealed to an awful lot of people.
The hatchery had about 450 coho to give away, and the bulk of them went in the first half hour. After that, people stood in line while hatchery workers sampled more fish for the giveaway.
September 10, 1992 - The Alaska State Museum has announced the awarding of $85,600 in grants to 14 museums and museum-related organizations throughout the state. Clausen Memorial Museum in Petersburg received $8,800 for upgrading facilities through the grant.
September 5, 2002 - The Petersburg Lake Cabin, largely destroyed by vandals in early June, will be rebuilt in the spring of 2003, with the new facility projected to be available for public use by July 1.
The Petersburg Lake Cabin was originally constructed in 1962.