Southeast Alaska’s representatives in the state house know their committee assignments following the resolution of several close legislative races in the state’s general election. A newcomer and independent from Ketchikan has decided to caucus with the house minority.
A resolution urging the International Joint Commission to get involved in the issue of transboundary mines will be in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.
The state Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified a body from last week’s house fire as that of the resident, 49-year-old Ralph Smith of Ketchikan.
The question of the dock vendor leases has been deferred a couple of times, partly because of concerns about hawking.
Among the students watching this week’s Supreme Court Live event at Ketchikan High School auditorium were members of Ketchikan Youth Court.
Alaska’s Supreme Court was in Ketchikan this week – all five members. They were here for Supreme Court Live, during which the court hears oral arguments for a real case. But instead of a courtroom, it’s heard at a high school.
The Ketchikan School Board met at the Saxman Community Center, and the Cape Fox Dancers kicked off the special meeting with dancing, drumming and singing. The board also heard reports about special programs that focus on Native education and culture.
The City of Ketchikan rents out booth space on the downtown docks each summer for vendors. Some offer tours, and others sell food to the hundreds of thousands of cruise ship visitors that arrive each summer.
Delta Airlines announced Wednesday that it will launch daily nonstop service next spring to five new destinations, including seasonal service to Ketchikan and Sitka.
A new report says the Forest Service is wasting millions of dollars by propping up a failing Southeast Alaska timber industry.