During the 16-year transition, the U.S. Forest Service will offer an average of 46 million board feet of timber on the Tongass National Forest per year. The stands will transition gradually during those 16 years from old-growth to young growth.
Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for December 9th.
The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center will start its wintertime Friday Night Insight programming on Jan 6th, kicking off the season with a “Musical Science Hour” presented by Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers.
Ketchikan’s Pat Wise Animal Shelter has been going through some slow but steady changes for about six months. The end is now in sight for interior renovations.
DOT officials have proposed widening sidewalks by seven feet on much of Front Street, to accommodate pedestrian traffic. That would mean the removal of the center southbound lane on Front Street.
After hearing some concerns about awarding a contract to a non-local company for the borough’s debt collection, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday to reject a contract with Professional Credit Services of Vancouver, Washington.
Thirteen young local residents now are qualified to practice law in Ketchikan Youth Court.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is getting about $1.3 million worth of new buses for public transit, at a local cost of about $11,000.
The Ketchikan City Council agreed in a split vote Thursday to not protest two marijuana retail stores in the downtown area.
The Thorne Bay and Craig Ranger Districts want broad public input on how National Forest lands in that area will be managed for the next 10-15 years. Management activities could include timber harvest; road work; fish and wildlife habitat restoration; and recreation infrastructure.