Borough, schools budgets up for Assembly vote

birdThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider introduction of two big-money items during Monday’s regular meeting.

UAS Ketchikan graduation set for Saturday

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)Seventeen students will participate in Saturday’s ceremony, and 34 graduates will be recognized. The commencement speaker will be Biz Robbins, who has retired after 19 years as a UAS adjunct and tutor.

School Board OKs FY’17 district budget

birdThe vote came just a few days before the May 1st deadline. The Board had delayed submitting the budget to the borough because of uncertainty over state education funding.

Mallott talks mines, Tongass timber, budget

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan this week. He stopped in at KRBD to talk about his visit to the big island, current issues facing the State of Alaska and his “weird” job.

Childcare providers earn CDA credentials

Betty Csech and Lindsey ArnetteTwo women working at the Little Village Learning Center in Ketchikan recently received their Child Development Associate Credentials. Lindsey Arnette and Betty Csech each spent about four to six months completing the program.

School Board to vote on submitting FY’17 budget

Students walk to class at Schoenbar Middle SchoolThe School Board already has held two public hearings on the budget, but delayed final approval and submission due to uncertainty about state education funding. Another public hearing is scheduled at the start of Wednesday’s meeting.

Trailer burns in Craig

birdCraig city police received a report of the fire at about 6:30 p.m. Police and EMS were dispatched to the trailer, located on Fourth Street.

Tree takes out SEAPA & KPU power lines

KPU crews work on downed power lines in the Ward Cove area. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A tree took out power lines in Ketchikan’s Ward Cove area Tuesday morning, affecting power throughout Ketchikan and the Southeast Alaska Power Agency system. Power was fully restored in Ketchikan by mid-afternoon.

New faces at Ketchikan Public Health Center

Kate Helfrich, JoBeth Shimek and Jennifer Bergen are the newest nurses to join the Ketchikan Public Health Center. They give details about their careers and thoughts about public health. PublicHealthmore

Tatsuda’s celebrates 100th anniversary

Some of the new artwork by Evon Zerbetz at Tatsuda's IGA.Tatsuda’s grocery is celebrating its 100th anniversary in April. At a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch, Bill Tatsuda told the story of how the business began and was able to survive through hardships and changing times.