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Take steps to avoid bear problems

Bear_ADFGBears are coming out of hibernation, and it’s time to take action before they become problems in the neighborhood.

Additional motions filed in education funding lawsuit

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough today appealed an earlier motion that would allow the AASB, ACSA and ASA to join the ongoing education funding lawsuit as friends of the court in support of the State of Alaska.

Oil spill cleanup important

Bob Fultz of DEC and Alex Pace and Jeremiah Leos of the US Coast Guard speak about the problem of leaking oil tanks and other spills that pollute the ocean. Residents are encouraged to check for leaks, report spills and … more

School Board approves $31 million budget

FY16_Budget_2.1_Adopted_4-22-15-page-001 The Ketchikan School Board approved a staff over stuff priority budget during its Wednesday night meeting. The budget is similar to last year’s but there are some changes.

School Board to take second vote on budget

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan School Board is scheduled to take a second vote on the FY 2016 budget Wednesday during its regular meeting. The Board approved a first reading of the draft budget two weeks ago without much discussion.

Craig Library wins national medal for service

421In late February, the library learned it was among 30 finalists for the honor, and this week, the Craig Library was told it was among the 10 libraries and museums nationwide chosen to receive the medal.

Borough Assembly postpones pot ban again

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly postponed action again Monday on a proposed ban on commercial marijuana activities, choosing to let the ad hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee continue gathering information on the topic.

Oceans Alaska official optimistic about industry

Adult geoducks.Oceans Alaska Hatchery Manager Ron Zebal spoke recently to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce about Oceans Alaska’s current activities, and what’s next for the organization.

Hope for those with Multiple Sclerosis

Lauren Elerding has Multiple Sclerosis. She shares her story of living with the disease while working and raising a family. She also speaks about breakthroughs in treatment. MS42015more

Keep bears wild by securing your trash

Boyd Porter of ADF&G says bears are coming out of hibernation and strongly encourages everyone to secure their garbage cans with ratchet straps. This will protect neighborhoods and help keep bears from being killed. Bearsmore