At its last meeting, the Council agreed to pay for half of a $44,000 study to evaluate the sea wall, which supports land near the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. Private property owners and the borough were to pay the other half. A revised motion is in front of the Council on Thursday.
It will still be a while before we know the results of the too-close-to-call House District 36 race. But in the meantime, here are some election-night numbers to consider.
Dan Ortiz, who is not affiliated with any party, has a 19-vote lead. He holds 50.03 percent of the vote, compared to 49.66 percent for Republican Chere Klein.
For the second year in a row, the City of Craig Public Library has made it onto the Library Journal’s list of top libraries nationwide.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will consider a contract with the Ward Cove Group, allowing that company to start work on a detailed development plan for borough-owned land along Revilla Road close to Ward Lake.
Repair work on the state-owned ferry terminal at Hollis is set to start this winter, with completion expected by August of next year.
A table of U.S. commercial landings put Ketchikan in 12th place for the pounds landed: about 144 million pounds; and in 11th place for the value of that seafood: about $76 million
House District 36 covers the southern tip of Alaska’s Southeast region. It includes Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Hyder, Loring and Myers Chuck. Two Ketchikan-based candidates hope to represent those communities in the state Legislature: Republican Chere Klein and independent Dan Ortiz.
The real estate website Movoto.com, which in April ranked Ketchikan the sixth best place to live in Alaska, now has placed the First City in first place for excitement.
In a perfect world, none of us will ever need to use a fire extinguisher. But we all know the world isn’t perfect, so it’s recommended that we at least prepare for the possibility.