The Juneau-based Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants a larger forum to address its concerns.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider first readings of the school district budget and the borough budget during its regular meeting on Monday.
Last week, about 300 people attended Tongass School of Arts and Science’s Da Vinci Night.
In its inaugural visit to Alaska’s First City, the Ruby Princess brought more than 3,000 passengers and about 1,200 crew members.
The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus will celebrate this year’s graduating students during a ceremony Saturday afternoon. In addition, Roy McPherson will receive a Meritorious Service Award.
Food preservation is an important skill in rural Alaska, especially. A series of free workshops is planned for Prince of Wales Island residents Saturday through May 7, along with an opportunity to test pressure canner gauges.
A list of eligible boroughs and communities shows that Ketchikan will receive $1,059,007.48. But, the actual number likely will be closer to $900,000.
Alaska’s senior senator sent another letter this week to Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, stressing the importance of keeping the border open 24 hours a day between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia.
The Alaska House and Senate adjourned Monday evening, but within minutes Gov. Walker convened a special session to complete work on the state budget. Still in special session, the final budget remains unclear, including education funding.
A big storm blew through southern Southeast on Tuesday, toppling trees and leading to extensive power outages.