On Monday night, the Ketchikan City Council decided to vote on the sale of retail marijuana at its next meeting. The Council made this decision after hearing a presentation by Chris French, the Borough Planning and Community Development Director.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Monday night Monday decided to postpone indefinitely a citizen request to establish at $10 per ounce excise tax on marijuana. The Assembly also heard an annual report from AIDEA.
A series of phone, email and internet scams continue to hit residents in Southeast Alaska and beyond. People are particularly vulnerable during the holiday season. Here's information on some of the scams to watch out for.
The K-Town Robotic Tournament was held this Saturday (November 21st) at Ketchikan’s Schoenbar Middle School. This year, students age 9-14 took on the “Trash Trek Challenge.” They had to come up with solutions to problems using programmable robots made out of LEGOs.
Whistles, rattles and clappers have traditionally been an important part of Native culture in Southeast Alaska, but the instruments are less common now. Working with the Smithsonian Institute’s Arctic Studies Center, the Totem Heritage Center hosted a whistle making workshop this month.
The Ketchikan City Council postponed its regular meeting to Monday night to allow its members to attend the Alaska Municipal League meeting in Anchorage.
Monday’s Council meeting begins with a public hearing on an ordinance amending telecommunications service and rates. … more
Vigor reports that it has a relatively young workforce, with an average age of 38. Average annual wages for the 124 full-time-equivalent employees at the shipyard in 2014 were about $59,000, which exceeded the borough’s overall average.
The Alaska Department of Transportation has scheduled a series of community meetings related to fiscal challenges facing the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Recognizing Alaska Native Heritage Month, The Ketchikan School Board held its meeting Wednesday at the Saxman Community Center. The night also featured Native art and dance.