Ketchikan City Council members expressed reluctance Thursday to take on the full responsibility of fixing a failing sea wall at Thomas Basin, but agreed to let the city facilitate meetings with the various property owners along that stretch of shore, in hopes of finding consensus on how to move the project forward.
House District 36 Rep.-elect Dan Ortiz has joined Sitka’s Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and Anchorage Rep. Les Gara in pre-filing a bill that calls for restoring public comment periods before the Department of Transportation uses pesticides on state-owned roads and highways.
City of Ketchikan officials have been negotiating with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers since September without finding common ground. The Ketchikan City Council has two executive sessions Thursday to talk about the status of negotiations, and to provide direction to city management.
A 20-year-old Ketchikan man faces charges of sexual abuse of a minor after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
A 26-year-old Metlakatla woman who fell out of her canoe Sunday afternoon, swam to the shore of Pennock Island and quickly was picked up and taken home by the U.S. Coast Guard.