The U.S. Forest Service is proposing increases to cabin rental fees on Alaska’s national forests. Cabin prices have been the same since the 1990s, and now some fees could more than double over the next three years.
The U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture announced Friday that they have updated subsistence management regulations defining which parts of Alaska are rural or non-rural, marking a likely end to the City of Saxman’s struggle to regain its rural subsistence status.
Metlakatla Indian Community announced on Thursday that the Southeast Alaska city has opted to join the rest of the state when it comes to telling time.
A public hearing and second vote on an ordinance that would require South Tongass residents to hook up to the South Tongass Service Area water system is planned for Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting.
This spring, students throughout the state took the Alaska Measures of Progress, a new standardized state test that raised the bar for academic achievement. The Ketchikan School Board talked Wednesday about preliminary local results of that test, and how the district might respond.
The ongoing issue of how much the Ketchikan Gateway Borough charges the Ketchikan School District for “contracted services,” such as use of shared facilities, was a big part of Wednesday’s Ketchikan School Board meeting.
The automated phone calls to Southeast residents fraudulently claim to represent various banks or credit unions, and ask for personal banking information.
Members of a group that proposed creating a new home-rule city from what’s now the North Tongass Service Area decided Tuesday to stop moving forward with that idea.
The Ketchikan School District completed its annual 20-day counting period last week, to establish how many students are attending local public schools, and district officials say the numbers are higher than projected.
The silviculturist for the Tongass National Forest has been recognized for her service with the prestigious national Silviculture Excellence Award.