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More Ketchikan high school students taking online classes

Allen Bohler, a Kayhi junior takes his English class online.

Online classes are becoming a more common part of Ketchikan high school students’ schedules. The classes started out at Revilla Alternative School in 2007 and were first introduced at Kayhi in 2010. Ever since, more and more students are choosing … more

School board approves budget

The Ketchikan School Board approved the FY15 budget Wednesday night. more

Mining prospects favorable for POW

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Representatives from the mining industry, regulatory agencies and local businesses touted the economic benefits of mining to Southeast Alaska at a Ketchikan luncheon. more

Music performances planned this week

Roy McPherson speaks about the Jerry Galley Memorial Scholarship Concert and Ketchikan Community Concert Band performances. 23bandmore

“The Jungle Book” to be performed by more than 260 students

Students from Fawn Mountain Elementary speak about the musical they’ll be performing on May 1st.  23junglemore

Drug task force boards ferry, arrests suspect

A drug dog sniffed out alleged cocaine and methamphetamine on Monday, leading to an arrest on board the state ferry Kennecott. more

Assembly doesn’t like tidelands lease options

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly had a long discussion about tidelands leases on Monday, and eventually gave direction to the borough Planning Department to come up with a new method of reviewing and adjusting those leases. more

Ketchikan students prep for boat trip to Petersburg

Ketchikan High School's boat, the Jack Cotant.

A group of Ketchikan high school students and teachers is preparing to sail to Petersburg on Wednesday. They’ll be taking the Ketchikan School District’s boat, the Jack Cotant. more

School Board to take final vote on FY ’15 budget

After multiple discussions and public hearings, the Ketchikan School District FY2015 budget is scheduled for a final vote at Wednesday’s School Board meeting. more

Assembly hears about chloramine, tideland leases, more

Most of Monday night’s Borough Assembly meeting revolved around a variety of presentations.  The assembly also approved pursuing a school reserve fund and will repair the aquatic center roof.  Alan Bailey gives details.  Assembly042214more