The ferry isn’t done. Not by a long shot. But this is an important moment for the shipyard, which received the $100-million state contract to build two Alaska Class ferries in fall of 2014.
Nobody was injured when a Dodge pickup truck slid into an embankment Saturday morning at about mile 17 North Tongass Highway.
The resolution urges the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to approve a three-year grant to Akeela Gateway to start the center, which would be located at the former Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility, a state juvenile detention center that recently closed due to budget cuts.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will vote on a motion that would automatically add language to all votes related to state marijuana-license application reviews.
Alaska Mental Health Trust’s board of trustees voted Thursday in Anchorage to reconsider an August decision to potentially move forward with logging Deer Mountain and a section of land above homes in Petersburg, and then the board delayed a final decision until the end of January.
The Alaska Marine Highway System plans its next round of fare increases to start May 1. That’s when the new summer schedule begins.
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a theft, reported Wednesday morning in Hydaburg.
Harassment complaints in Alaska are on the rise, and the executive director of the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights said she expects that trend to continue, partly in light of the recent presidential elections.
The draft 2017 City of Ketchikan spending plan compiled by city managers totals about $64 million. Ketchikan Public Utilities’ draft spending plan totals nearly $50 million.
Alaska Mental HealthTrust Authority’s board of trustees meets this week, and will vote on a “reconsideration” of its August decision to move forward with logging parts of Deer Mountain in Ketchikan and a parcel in Petersburg that sits above homes.