Local News

Parnell orders flags lowered for Montgomery

Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff Thursday in honor of former Alaska Representative Joe Montgomery. Montgomery died on October 5th at the age of 95.

According to the governor’s office, Montgomery arrived in Alaska on a steamship in the early 1940s. He served as a B-17 pilot during World War II and later worked for the Anchorage School District. After retiring from education, he was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives, serving from 1980 to 1984.

Montgomery was preceded in death by his wife, Ebba. He is survived by his daughters, Julie and Marilyn Jo.

Recent News

UAS Ketchikan Report

Gail Klein wants people to know UAS Ketchikan is open during the summer, and speaks about summer and fall class registration. UAS050615

TAC could vote on timber recommendations

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)
The Tongass Advisory Committee will kick off a three-day meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday morning, and on the agenda is the potential adoption of recommendations to the U.S. Forest Service. more