Thursday’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against an emergency motion for an injunction to delay the Big Thorne Timber Sale was greeted with pleasure or disappointment, depending on who you talk to.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider adopting an ordinance Monday that would prohibit pallet bonfires on borough beaches. The Assembly also will again consider a ban on commercial marijuana operations.
Going against a recommendation from Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard, the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday directed management to maintain the drug dog program.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion for an injunction that would have delayed the Big Thorne Timber Sale pending an appeal of a lower-court ruling.
With only a few days left in regular session for the Alaska Legislature, House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz held a teleconference Wednesday evening with constituents in Wrangell and Ketchikan to answer questions and hear concerns.
National Weather Service-run equipment at the Klawock Airport on Prince of Wales Island has been a subject of debate recently.
A coalition of conservation groups that seeks to stop the Big Thorne Timber Sale on Prince of Wales Island has filed an emergency motion for an injunction with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals pending resolution of two appeals filed this spring with that court.
The U.S. Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to extend the Secure Rural Schools program for two more years.
The Ketchikan City Council will consider a resolution Thursday that would allow the city manager to work with Southeast Alaska Power Agency officials on documents allowing SEAPA to sell bonds for the Swan Lake hydroelectric dam expansion project.
Based on a petition submitted about a year ago by a coalition of conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that protection for the Alaska yellow cedar tree might be warranted under the federal Endangered Species Act.