Commercial pot operations won’t be banned by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, at least not yet. The Borough Assembly voted Monday to hold off on that decision until after the Alaska Legislature has completed this session and, theoretically, come up with some kind of plan for how the state will regulate marijuana.
The City of Ketchikan is ready to move forward with the fourth and final phase of its multi-year renovation of the downtown cruise ship dock’s Berths 1 and 2. But, before plans are presented to the City Council for approval, the Port and Harbors Department has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to gather public input, especially on options for a covered shelter at Berth 1.
Arguments were heard in Ketchikan Superior Court on Friday on a request for a stay by the State of Alaska in the ruling on Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s education funding lawsuit.
House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz offered his first open office hours in Ketchikan on Friday.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will consider a proposal to move forward with a ban on commercial cultivation, processing, manufacturing and sale of marijuana within the boundaries of the borough.
Donald Varnell works on a carving. (Photo from Varnell’s Facebook page, used with permission)
Ketchikan artist Donald Varnell recently was awarded a prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation grant. He’s the first Alaskan to receive one since the New York-based foundation started … more
The State of Alaska announced Wednesday that it will appeal a final ruling by Superior Court Judge William Carey in favor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s long-held argument that the state’s required local contribution for public education violates Alaska’s Constitution.
Ketchikan PeaceHealth Medical Center nurses and hospital officials have reached a tentative agreement for a new nurses’ contract.
The Alaska Marine Highway is closing bars on state ferries, a move that state Department of Transportation officials say will save about $750,000 a year.
A group of campers was safely picked up by the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad after they were stranded at the Fish Creek camping area over the weekend.