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State ME identifies body found last week

Ketchikan Police DepartmentA body found last week in Ketchikan on the tideflats under a fish processing plant has been positively identified as Thomas Booth, who went missing in January.

More wolf sightings in North Tongass area

Alaska Department of Fish and Game image.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game received numerous reports of wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area Tuesday morning.

USFS wants Revilla management input

RainforestAccording to the Forest Service, the goal is to build a program collaboratively with the community. Forest Service specialists already have identified opportunities for stream restoration, habitat enhancement, recreation, road improvement and timber harvest.

Hydaburg school gets biomass boiler grant

birdHydaburg School District on Prince of Wales Island has been awarded $150,000 to help design a new biomass heating system for the school and its greenhouse.

Borough, district budgets get Assembly OK

Students walk to class at Schoenbar Middle SchoolThe Assembly amended the borough budget to reflect the Legislature's recent decision to withhold CPV funds from coastal communities that are affected by cruise traffic.

Wolf sightings prompt warning for North End

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.Recent wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area have prompted Alaska Department of Fish and Game to recommend that residents of that area keep a close eye on their pets, and secure any livestock.

Ketchikan celebrates Arbor Day / 8th year as a Tree City, USA

Dick Madden (left) and Eric Muench (right) of the Society of American Foresters prepare the tree for planting. Laura Charleton is in the background right.In honor of the 50th anniversary of Arbor Day in Alaska and Ketchikan’s 8th year as a Tree City, USA, a tree-planting ceremony took place Monday at City Park.

IFA, airport get some $ in Senate capital budget

IFAFerryThe overall capital budget approved Saturday by the Senate totals $1.6 billion, with about 85 percent of that coming from the federal government. The House has not yet approved a capital budget.

Report: Safety improved; new drop-off still needed

Peter Epler helps a Houghtling student cross safely Monday morning.A Houghtaling Elementary School safety committee member says volunteer crossing guards have helped, but a new drop-off area is still needed for a long-term fix.

District, borough budgets back for a second vote

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.The Assembly approved both in first reading during its May 2 meeting. Members get another look at them on Monday, and the public will get a chance to weigh in during each ordinance's public hearing.