A longtime Ketchikan family has made a sizable donation to the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation to create a special garden at the hospital for patients, their families and hospital caregivers.
Oral arguments are scheduled for Friday morning on the State of Alaska’s motion for a stay in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s ongoing lawsuit challenging the state’s required local contribution for public education.
The hearing is set to start at 11:15 … more
Junior Senator Dan Sullivan was in Ketchikan Wednesday for the annual Lincoln Day dinner hosted by the First City Republican Women. While in town, he also met with the Alaska Forest Association and tribal members in Saxman, and visited Vigor Alaska’s Ketchikan shipyard
The Ketchikan City Council meets in regular session Thursday, and among the items on the agenda is discussion of new rules regarding hawking outside downtown businesses; a second reading of an ordinance increasing water rates; and a resolution supporting the concept of transferring the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest to state ownership.
Despite the holiday on Monday, a group of students willingly spent the day at Ketchikan High School. Monday was the first of a two-day workshop sponsored by the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.
The City of Saxman has secured an $825,000 Community Development Block Grant to complete its planned expansion of the Edwin DeWitt Carving Center.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a resolution Tuesday supporting a transfer of the 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest to state control.
Bill Elberson provides information on a running and walking group that meets each Saturday at noon at the Gateway Recreation Center. Elberson says the goal is to help people of all levels stay motivated and make a plan for success. … more
An economic impact report shows that Alaska nonprofits employed 39,000 people, and paid those employees about $1.7 billion. And that’s just a fraction of what nonprofits spend.
UPDATE; The Alaska Supreme Court has issued an order that it would consider the state's emergency motion for a stay after the lower court has ruled on the topic.