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Hummingbird Festival coming in April

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Leslie Swada of the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and bird enthusiast Andy Piston speak about bird migration and festival events. more

New SEACC director targets transboundary mines

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An environmental activist from Oregon is the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council’s new executive director. more

School Board expresses frustration over borough funding

The School Board at a recent meeting.

The Ketchikan School Board talked funding at its meeting Wednesday night. The Board is about a month away from handing off next school year’s budget to the Borough Assembly for approval. more

Bullock family in Kodiak for 1964 earthquake

Kodiak is seen after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. (NOAA photo)

Susan Bullock, now Susan Stone, was just 9 years old when the earthquake hit. She lived in Kodiak with the rest of the Bullock family. They’d moved there two years earlier when her father, the Rev. Don Bullock, became the community’s Episcopal minister. more

School board hires new curriculum director

The Board approved a contract for a new curriculum director, heard about glitches in the school nutrition policy that may affect grant funding, and discussed budget frustrations more

Tom Fowler remembers the 1964 earthquake

Alaska Earthquake Information Center photo

Tom Fowler was only 4 years old when the Good Friday Earthquake hit, but he remembers the event, and even what he was reading at the time. more

James A. Cole pens maritime history

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Author Jim Cole will be in Ketchikan April 2nd to present his book, “Drawing on our History: Fishing Vessels of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.” more

POW Hwy. 43 construction project to resume

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The 11 miles of road between Deweyville Trailhead and Neck Lake Road will be rebuilt, widened and paved. The project is expected to be done this fall. more

ShakeOut drill set for ’64 earthquake anniversary

A statewide earthquake drill and tsunami warning will take place on Thursday; and Ketchikan officials have planned an emergency response drill for Friday. more

School Board to review FY2015 budget

At its Wednesday evening meeting, the Ketchikan School Board will take a last look at the Fiscal Year ’15 budget before it proceeds to its final public hearing. more