After a quick trip to Juneau early this week that didn't result in any action by the Legislature, House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz returned to Ketchikan for a town-hall-style meeting with constituents Thursday evening.
The Ketchikan School District and Ketchikan Gateway Borough budgets will be back in front of the Borough Assembly on Monday, despite lack of legislative movement on the state budget.
For a few days this week, Houghtling Elementary School’s library looked more like a laboratory than a library. Tables were covered in poster boards, and exploratory stations for its annual science fair. The fair is the only one still going in the district, and has been around for more than 20 years.
Starting midway through last week and into this week, Ketchikan schools have had a larger than usual number of students out sick. Houghtling Elementary was hit the hardest. Earlier this week, it had about 70 students out sick. Tongass School of Arts and Sciences had the second-highest number of absences.
The new Tongass National Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart has worked for the U.S. Forest Service since 1991, moving through various forests. But, he says, he’s always wanted to live and work in Alaska.
Kelli Moorehead of the Alzheimer’s Association is leading a teleconference on Alzheimer’s in Alaska at noon on Tuesday, May 19th. She gives details and provides information on how you can participate. Alzheimers
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The Ketchikan School Board moved quickly Wednesday night through its agenda without much discussion and with absent members. Board Members David Timmerman and Ralph Beardsworth were excused.
Henry’s strong mothering instinct is a surprise, and it’s also a gift, because he could make all the difference to whether the kittens survive.
An ammonia leak led to a compressor shut-down at a Ketchikan fish processing plant Tuesday night, and prompted an evacuation of the surrounding area.
The Walker-Mallott administration will include transboundary mine critics’ concerns in its negotiations with British Columbia.