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Sealaska Lands Bill moving forward

Clear-cuts and old-growth forests are part of the view of Indian Valley on Prince of Wales Island. The Forest Service just announced three more timber sales in the Island's Big Thorne area.A long-awaited land selection agreement for Sealaska Corp. is among a package of public land bills that are now slated to move quickly through Congress. A deal to attach the package to the must-pass defense bill was announced early Wednesday morning.

City Council kicks off general budget review

FrontStreet2Wastewater and harbor rates will increase next year; and, at this point, the city plans to resume Sunday hours at the Ketchikan Public Library.

Compliance ordered for Ketchikan water supply

Ketchikan from the waterA compliance order from the state Department of Environmental Conservation spells out what the City of Ketchikan is required to do over the next couple of years to address ongoing water concerns.

Ketchikan residents appointed to state boards

Alaska State SealDelores Churchill has been reappointed to the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; and Tomi Marsh was appointed to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Board of Directors.

POW hunters rescued after getting lost

Troopers report that the hunters were not able to find their way back to the road, and didn’t have the equipment needed to spend the night in the forest.

2 executive sessions over litigation with the state

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday,

POW moves ahead with borough charter, but…

POW Borough BoundariesThat doesn’t mean the island communities will send in an application to the state Local Boundary Commission anytime soon – and maybe not ever.

Naha Trail damaged in November wind storms

This Forest Service photo shows damage to the access ramp at the Naha River boat dock.A couple of big wind storms in early November damaged the access ramp at the Naha River trail’s boat dock. The ramp has been removed, and it's unknown when it might be repaired.

Grants take classes, medical care to villages

The Naukati School, on eastern Prince of Wales Island, is one of several to benefit from a USDA grant. (Courtesy Emily Chaudhury Design)A federal grant will help expand class options for some Prince of Wales Island students.

Thanksgiving thoughts

Thanks2Thanksgiving is Thursday, and in honor of the annual holiday, KRBD asked people in various locations to share what they are thankful for.