Ketchikan’s Library Director Linda Lyshol is moving on to a new job as library director of the Branch District Library in southern Michigan, starting in just a few weeks.
Next winter’s ferry schedule will be leaner than this year’s, and that one was pretty lean. It’s the result of budget cuts, which could lead to the sale of the ferry Taku.
A proposal that was approved in conference committee and could come back in next week's special session has leaders in cruise ship port communities concerned.
In the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, the April unemployment rate was 7.1 percent. That’s almost identical to last year at this time, and better than previous years going back to 2010.
Ketchikan’s Library Director Linda Lyshol is leaving effective June 10th.
During Council discussion of the pot tax, there was general agreement on a 5-percent tax – not graduated – with proceeds going into the general fund. The Council directed city management to come back with an ordinance to that effect for the next regular meeting.
The winners of Alaska’s name-the-new-ferry contest didn’t know about it until they got a call from Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
The Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District’s annual Kids Fishing Derby at City Park starts at 9 a.m. on June 18th, and lasts until noon.
Musician Ed Littlefield has been at Fawn Mountain Elementary School the past two weeks teaching students about Tlingit songs and culture.
Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan are investigating the theft of two electrical heaters taken from a Forest Park building.