The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed Monday to adjust its loan agreement with OceansAlaska shellfish hatchery, advancing $50,000 from the 2017 allocation so that the facility can continue operations.
Two of the three candidates who had filed for the one-year Ketchikan City Council seat open this election have withdrawn their candidacies.
A boater reported overdue Sunday evening was rescued early Monday morning from Betton Island close to Ketchikan.
About five years ago, the Southeast Island School District in Thorne Bay put in a wood-fired boiler. A few years after, they built a greenhouse to take advantage of the excess heat. This summer, the greenhouse transitioned from hydroponics to aquaponics.
Among the topics covered during this week’s Southeast Conference meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, were opportunities for the region to expand its economy, or at least hold on to what it has.
The Ketchikan City Council discussed the fate of the old downtown fire station and problems with downtown hawking at its Thursday night meeting.
The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum Wednesday with candidates running for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. Nine people are running for two open seats on the Assembly.
Liquified Natural Gas industry representatives from Alaska and British Columbia talked during Southeast Conference about their projects, including the need for workforce training and the possibility of bringing natural gas to Southeast Alaska.
Over the last five years, Southeast Alaska has grown by more than 2,600 people, and 1,500 jobs. That’s good. But, that growth all happened in the early part of that five-year period. The past year or two has seen a decrease. That’s bad.
Oral arguments were presented today before the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage in the ongoing case over education funding.