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Five more groups sue over Big Thorne project

RainforestFive more conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Tuesday in hopes of stopping the Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island.

School Board to talk resolutions for AASB

Three issues the Ketchikan School Board has debated throughout the past school year will be up for debate again at Wednesday’s meeting: financing for student travel, Intensive Needs funding and nutrition rules.

For rural POW schools, four-day week fits

Coffman Cove students in January, during their first school year with a four-day week.Last year, the Southeast Island School District implemented a four-day school week in all but one school. It worked so well that every school is running on a Monday-Thursday schedule this year.

One more local candidate files at deadline

At this point, Ketchikan has competitive races only for borough mayor and Ketchikan City Council. There's still time for write-in candidates to file.

DOT draft plan calls for fewer Prince Rupert trips

DraftTransportationPlanMapThe proposed reduction would affect summer sailings only, and would cut that service in half.

Really big, expensive yacht arrives in Ketchikan

DSC_0052Ketchikan is temporary home to superyacht “A” this week.

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale

Environmental conservation groups that threatened to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the Big Thorne Timber Sale have followed through.

Glenn Brown files for School Board

Ketchikan resident Glenn Brown is the first person to file for two open Ketchikan School Board seats.

City meets with state DEC over water issues

Ketchikan from the waterCity of Ketchikan officials met with state Department of Environmental Conservation representatives about the city’s water supply and water treatment system. City Manager Karl Amylon reported Thursday to the Ketchikan City Council that the meeting was positive.

Man tries to kayak away from troopers

A local man is in custody today after he allegedly tried to evade Alaska State Troopers by escaping in a kayak.