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Senior care center key to development plan

This drawing shows tentative plans for a senior complex along Revilla Road. The plan includes a senior care facility, condos for seniors, and housing and services for employees of the senior center. (Image from Ward Cove Group development proposal.)A huge part of the Ward Cove Group’s development plan for borough-owned land off Revilla Road is a proposed senior housing complex, close to the intersection of Revilla and North Tongass Highway.

Assembly OKs Revilla development planning

Revilla Road Ward Lake mapAn ambitious proposal to develop about 300 acres of Ketchikan Gateway Borough-owned property off Revilla Road into a residential community -- complete with a senior center, churches, schools and stores -- received a tentative green light from the Borough Assembly Monday.

Options needed for homeless families, kids

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.It’s challenging to get exact numbers of how many homeless kids live in Ketchikan, but the number probably is a lot bigger than you think. 360North hosted a recent public forum in Ketchikan that focused on youth and family homelessness.

Stephens to remain 1st District presiding judge

JudgeStephensKetchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens has been reappointed as the presiding judge for Alaska’s First Judicial District.

City Council accepts water compliance order

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.The Ketchikan City Council agreed Thursday to accept a compliance order from the state Department of Environmental Conservation over the city’s ongoing water issues.

Pool Engineering gets scrap metal contract

Heavy equipment loads scrap metal onto a barge in Ketchikan. (Photo courtesy Ketchikan Gateway Borough)A Ketchikan company will soon begin collecting and recycling scrap metal from Wrangell, Petersburg and six Prince of Wales Island communities.

State still plans spring spraying on POW

An official with the Alaska Department of Transportation says the agency still plans to spray herbicide for weed control along a section of state-owned road on Prince of Wales Island next year.

Council to vote on museum roof contract

Tongass Historical MuseumAlso Thursday, the Council will consider approving a 100-percent design contract with PND Engineers for the Thomas Basin seawall project.

Sealaska Lands Bill moving forward

Clear-cuts and old-growth forests are part of the view of Indian Valley on Prince of Wales Island. The Forest Service just announced three more timber sales in the Island's Big Thorne area.A long-awaited land selection agreement for Sealaska Corp. is among a package of public land bills that are now slated to move quickly through Congress. A deal to attach the package to the must-pass defense bill was announced early Wednesday morning.

City Council kicks off general budget review

FrontStreet2Wastewater and harbor rates will increase next year; and, at this point, the city plans to resume Sunday hours at the Ketchikan Public Library.