Alaska News

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Anchorage Assembly passes $521 million budget with more money for snowplowing, firefighters and prosecutors

The Anchorage Assembly passed an operating budget of about $521 million Tuesday night that spends more on snowplowing, firefighters, homelessness initiatives and city prosecutors, while cutting some city jobs and services, including Sunday hours at the Loussac Library. Where is more money being spent? Twelve new full-time firefighters to staff a new ambulance ($4.6 million). The budget also includes $750,000 in overtime to run two backup ambulances in the meantime.
Alaska Dispatch News

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Seiner damaged in Petersburg harbor fire

Volunteer firefighters responded to a boat fire in Petersburg’s South Harbor around 7:30 Saturday evening. The 58-foot seiner Defiant suffered substantial damage in the blaze. Volunteer fire department chief Doug Welde said a full crew responded to the fire and hooked hoses up to the fire suppression system in the harbor. No word yet on a cause of that fire. It’s the second in Petersburg’s harbors in under a month. The gillnetter Moonshadow also was damaged by fire in late October.

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