School Board ratifies Steele’s appointment

IMG_0268The Ketchikan School Board on Friday voted without discussion in a special meeting to ratify the appointment of Conan Steele to the Board of Education. The vote was 5-1 with Stephen Bradford voting no.

Reconsideration opposed

Alaska State SealAbout a week after the Ketchikan Gateway Borough asked the Alaska Supreme Court to reconsider its order for a stay pending appeal of the borough’s education funding lawsuit, state attorneys filed their expected opposition.

2nd set of groups appeals Big Thorne ruling

A second coalition of conservation groups that opposes the Big Thorne Timber Sale on Prince of Wales Island has filed its own appeal and motion for an injunction following a U.S. District Court ruling against them.

Small Business Development offers a variety of services

Linda Koons Auger of the Ketchikan Small Business Development Center speaks about the services and resources the SBDC offers, the Profit Mastery class and more. SBDCmore

Man killed in Monday house fire identified

The Ketchikan man killed in Monday’s house fire has been identified as 60-year-old George Mather Jr.

Conservation groups appeal Big Thorne ruling

Big Thorne mapLess than a week after losing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, a coalition of conservation groups seeking to stop the Big Thorne Timber Sale has filed a Notice of Appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and asked for an injunction pending the outcome.

Ketchikan experiencing Random Acts of Art

DaveRubinCloseupKetchikan residents have been encountering art in unusual places. It’s part of an experiment that the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council has launched, to see whether unexpected art is welcome in Alaska’s First City.

Conan Steele appointed to School Board

IMG_0268Wednesday’s Ketchikan School Board meeting included visiting Japanese students and the appointment of Conan Steele to fill a vacant seat.

POW vets planning a VFW for the big island

POW map BWPrince of Wales Island is home to at least 300 veterans of foreign wars, but there’s no VFW post on the island. At least, not yet.

Wiring blamed for fatal house fire Monday

Ketchikan Fire DepartmentFaulty wiring has been identified as the cause of a fatal house fire in Ketchikan yesterday morning.