News from 10-20-30 years ago
February 16, 1983 - The Petersburg City Council is beginning to wonder if it is right to catch up with water rates as fast as is proposed.
Council member Dave Carlson said that it was the city's mistake that rates were not increased for five years. He said he did not think it is fair that rates should increase as much as they are.
The council discussed the water rates at a worksession Feb.14. A revision of the water rate changes was proposed at the Feb. 7 city council meeting.
February 25, 1993 - Expectant mothers seeking medical help may have to go out of Petersburg to find it after May 15.
That's the date obstetrics services-including maternity care-will end at Petersburg General Hospital, Administrator Gary Grandy told the board during its regular meeting last Thursday.
It could take two years or longer to reactivate the hospital's OB unit, he added.
Because of plans by hospital Cheif of staff Dr. Tom Wood to leave town, and the planned departures of four obstetrics nurses, Grandy told the board, after May 15, the hospital won't have obstetrics capability.
February 27, 2003 - The Forest Service tentatively awarded almost a half a milion dollars to varius projects proposed by local individuals and groups during this round of Resource Advisory Committee, or RAC meetings.
Major projects at Banana Point, Greens Camp, Sandy Beach, and Mt. Dewey Trail were all approved.
A Greens Camp renovation project were all approved in the amount of $150,000 for construction of an 80-foot bridge. Patty Grantham of the Petersburg Ranger District said the committee has estimated another $100-$200,000 worth of work needs to be done before the campground itself will be up to snuff. “There's an incredible amount of brushing and tree clearing that needs to be done. It's really been overgrown a lot,” she said.