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School district, borough budgets move forward

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly introduced the school district and borough budgets Monday, with some revisions to the projected revenue in the school district’s proposed spending plan.

UAS Ketchikan celebrates 2016 graduates

UAS Ketchikan 2016 graduates. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

UAS Ketchikan 2016 graduates. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

Non-traditional students who overcome challenges to succeed in academics was the overriding theme during Saturday’s University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus graduation ceremony

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Troopers investigate theft of money, pills on POW

birdSometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, someone entered the home, and then entered a locked bedroom, taking a Sentry lockbox that contains about $900 cash and more than 100 prescription opiate pills.

Marten-chicken struggle leads to car crash

A marten. (Alaska Department of Fish and Game image.)A marten dragging a chicken across North Tongass Highway caused a two-vehicle collision just before noon on Saturday.

Borough, schools budgets up for Assembly vote

birdThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider introduction of two big-money items during Monday’s regular meeting.

UAS Ketchikan graduation set for Saturday

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)Seventeen students will participate in Saturday’s ceremony, and 34 graduates will be recognized. The commencement speaker will be Biz Robbins, who has retired after 19 years as a UAS adjunct and tutor.

School Board OKs FY’17 district budget

birdThe vote came just a few days before the May 1st deadline. The Board had delayed submitting the budget to the borough because of uncertainty over state education funding.

Mallott talks mines, Tongass timber, budget

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan this week. He stopped in at KRBD to talk about his visit to the big island, current issues facing the State of Alaska and his “weird” job.

Childcare providers earn CDA credentials

Betty Csech and Lindsey ArnetteTwo women working at the Little Village Learning Center in Ketchikan recently received their Child Development Associate Credentials. Lindsey Arnette and Betty Csech each spent about four to six months completing the program.

School Board to vote on submitting FY’17 budget

Students walk to class at Schoenbar Middle SchoolThe School Board already has held two public hearings on the budget, but delayed final approval and submission due to uncertainty about state education funding. Another public hearing is scheduled at the start of Wednesday’s meeting.