POW, Metlakatla schools awarded tech grants

Hydaburg and Annette Island school districts were among three Alaska Native groups that received advanced telecommunications technology grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development office. more

Budget process: Knowns & known unknowns

Ketchikan’s school district budget process is full of knowns and known unknowns. The unknowns that we know about include how many students the district will have next year and how much the Legislature will provide for each of those students. more

School board considers budget

The Ketchikan School Board continued work on the 2015 budget, which will be considered in final reading April 23rd.  The nutrition program and policies were also discussed.  School Board Member Ralph Beardsworth provides more information.  SB041014more

Swan Lake gets boost from Senate Finance

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When the committee’s proposed capital budget was unveiled, it included about $3.3 million for the Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s plan to raise the Swan Lake Dam by about six feet. more

Fire crews contain blaze at Densley Drive home

A home on Densley Drive on the north end of city limits caught fire early Tuesday morning, but fire damage was contained to the bedroom. more

Big change in tribal leadership coming

2-26-13 Ed Thomas, THCC, addresses Southeast Conference 3

Four people are running for president of the Tlingit-Haida Central Council. more

KPU starts chloramine water disinfection system


Ketchikan Public Utilities Water Division started its new water disinfection process Monday night, when ammonia was added to the 3-million-gallon Bear Valley Reservoir. It will take about five days for the chloraminated water to make its way through the entire water system. more

School Board to vote on FY2015 budget

The Ketchikan School Board meets Wednesday, and the top item on the agenda is a public hearing and a vote on next year’s budget. more

Assembly OKs increase to this year’s schools budget

Despite misgivings, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly opted Monday to approve the Ketchikan School District’s spending authority by about $2.4 million. more

Assembly okays school budget

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly accepted the budget presented by the school board. Fines for improper maintenance of sewer systems were also approved. more