With just a few days left for candidates to file for local office, the ballot so far is looking pretty sparse.
Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal organization said this month’s meetings with the U.S. State Department and Environmental Protection Agency were productive. Among other things, the agencies could help expand water-monitoring efforts along transboundary rivers
Ketchikan native and 2008 Kayhi graduate Mari Freitag is in Corpus Christi, Texas, participating in a training program that transforms U.S. Navy officers into Navy pilots.
Alaska’s Pioneer Homes have stopped accepting new residents, at least for a while. It’s one more impact of state budget cuts.
Additional charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Prince of Wales Island man accused of murdering his girlfriend.
The Ketchikan City Council Thursday night directed City Manager Karl Amylon to take measures to address the greater issue of homelessness and inebriation in the First City. At its next meeting, the Council will also consider limiting the number of marijuana retail stores.
This winter’s Alaska Marine Highway schedule offers more sailings than the previous season’s. It also eliminates five-week service gaps for some communities.
Organizers announced last week that the Race to Alaska is a go for the summer of 2017. The 750-mile engineless boat race is from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan.
The Inter-Island Ferry Authority announced last week that the IFA’s participation in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs transportation grant program will end August 31st. The program offers free transportation to veterans traveling for healthcare needs.
Ortiz, who is running for re-election against challengers Bob Sivertsen, a Republican, and Kenneth Shaw of the Constitution Party, spoke Wednesday during the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.