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Pt. Higgins celebrates science and technology

Point Higgins is holding a Museum of Science and Technology Night on Earth Day. Sixth-grade students prepared exhibits and there will be a drone presentation. Teachers Janice Wood and Lesley Ann Wallace give details. PtHigginsmore

Welding as art

ASK UAS presents “Welding as Art” noon Tuesday at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library. Welding instructor Ken Horn will show some of the work he and students have done. UAS_Weldingmore

Absences almost lead to Assembly vacancy

Borough SealAccording to borough code, if Assembly members miss more than two meetings in a row, they can be kicked off unless the rest of the Assembly votes to excuse them. Felix Wong has been in Seward for work, and Monday’s meeting was his third consecutive absence.

Keeping bears alive and neighborhoods safe

Boyd Porter of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game discusses what we can do to keep bears out of our neighborhoods and tells about plans to improve education and enforce fines.  Bearsmore

Disscussing end of life issues

Tyler Pitts, Ketchikan Hospice Coordinator; and hospice volunteers Maggie Freitag and Licha Kelly King talk about the Courageous Conversations task force and sessions providing information and tools to discuss end of life decisions. EndOfLifemore

Ketchikan airport’s new boiler to fire up soon

Airport Manager Mike Carney stands next to the Ketchikan International Airport's new biomass wood-pellet boiler. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan International Airport is just a few weeks away from switching its heat source to a high-efficiency biomass boiler system.

Marijuana committee approves code, discusses transportation issues

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee on Friday approved proposed changes to borough code and discussed concerns about transporting pot samples for testing.

City fares well in head tax audit; borough less so

Tourists disembark from the Ruby Princess this spring, beginning the 2015 tour season in Ketchikan. The Ruby is permitted to discharge graywater while docked. (KRBD file photo).The City of Ketchikan came out looking pretty good, with no recommendations in the audit regarding how the city uses its CPV funds. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough, though, had some potential concerns identified in the audit.

Head tax lawsuit could affect Ketchikan

The cruise ship Norwegian Pearl sails south through Chatham Strait on its final voyage of 2013. The ship is one of six permitted to release treated blackwater into Alaska harbors this summer. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)This week, Cruise Lines International Association sued the City and Borough of Juneau over how it uses cruise head taxes. While Juneau is the only community named, the implications of the lawsuit could affect other Alaska communities that levy their own head taxes. Like Ketchikan.

Ketchikan attorney barred from practicing law

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Loren K. Stanton was suspended for violating ethics rules by having a sexual relationship with a client in 2014.