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Unpopular timber proposals postponed to January


KETCHIKAN – Proposed timber sales on Deer Mountain and in Petersburg are on hold as officials consider public comments against the issue.

The Alaska Mental Health Trust board will take up the topic in January, reported the Ketchikan Daily News.

Every comment on the plan was negative as zof Wednesday.

Officials say the delay will give the trust time to consider the public’s input.

The board decided in August to move forward with the

sales if a federal land exchange bill failed in Congress by Jan. 15.

“What we had intended to do was initiate our process to backstop the unforeseen cir...

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