An early-morning house fire just outside of Craig on Prince of Wales Island left one person injured and the house severely damaged.
According to borough code, if Assembly members miss more than two meetings in a row, they can be kicked off unless the rest of the Assembly votes to excuse them. Felix Wong has been in Seward for work, and Monday’s meeting was his third consecutive absence.
Ketchikan International Airport is just a few weeks away from switching its heat source to a high-efficiency biomass boiler system.
The City of Ketchikan came out looking pretty good, with no recommendations in the audit regarding how the city uses its CPV funds. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough, though, had some potential concerns identified in the audit.
This week, Cruise Lines International Association sued the City and Borough of Juneau over how it uses cruise head taxes. While Juneau is the only community named, the implications of the lawsuit could affect other Alaska communities that levy their own head taxes. Like Ketchikan.
Loren K. Stanton was suspended for violating ethics rules by having a sexual relationship with a client in 2014.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, and one of the items on the agenda is a resolution that calls for no cost-of-living salary increases this year.
Citing the potential negative effects on wildlife of the planned Shelter Cove Road project, five environmental organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court objecting to the U.S. Forest Service’s recent decision to grant an easement for the road’s construction.
Officials have expressed concern that shipping marijuana off-island for testing would violate federal law, because pot remains illegal at the federal level.
The Ketchikan School Board heard from the Fawn Mountain Elementary School principal during Wednesday’s regular meeting, including discussion of a possible totem pole for the school.