The work-session-style meeting starts Friday morning. It's broken into topics, and the first topic will be budget assumptions and guidelines.
The Ketchikan School Board had its first look Wednesday at an early draft of the 2017-2018 school district budget, totaling about $33.7 million. There also was a discussion about next year's school district calendar.
A 49-year-old Ketchikan man was found dead late Tuesday after an apartment fire on the 11th floor of the Tongass Towers condominiums building.
A new extended-stay hotel is set to open in Ketchikan early in February. Officials with the franchise say the hotel will focus on more than Ketchikan’s tourism industry.
A Southeast lawmaker introduced a bill this week to help Alaska ferries meet state pollution-control rules. It would also exempt new ships from a law requiring a percent of construction spending go toward art.
While the governor’s proposed state budget includes flat funding for education, Ketchikan officials predict about $600,000 less for local schools.
The Metlakatla Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. It is asking members and friends for pictures, articles, other documents and memorabilia for a memory book.
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center announced Monday that the first baby of 2017 was born Friday, Jan. 6th.
The Women in Safe Homes board has hired Agnes Moran to lead the local emergency women's shelter.
Jill Ramsey is in Ketchikan to provide mental health first aid training, and to make an ASK UAS presentation – “Understanding Mental Illness: causes, treatments, and the effects of stigma.”