The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Tuesday will consider a resolution supporting efforts by the state and its Congressional Delegation to transfer the Tongass National Forest from federal control to the State of Alaska.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough responded this week to the state’s motion for a stay pending the state’s appeal to the Supreme Court of a lower court ruling in the borough’s lawsuit challenging the required local contribution for public education.
The man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.
During his report to the board, Superintendent Robert Boyle announced that the proposed cuts in the state budget at this point mean a $611,000 shortfall for the Ketchikan School District.
Felines at Ketchikan’s animal shelter had Christmas in February this year when local Girls Scout Troop 4071 delivered dozens of hand-made cat toys.
The Ketchikan School Board meets Wednesday, and among the items on the agenda a new budget concept for the board to discuss, with a focus on maintaining staff; a motion to approve a new school district budget format agreed upon by the School Board and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly; and a discussion on how marijuana legalization might affect board policies.
Construction of the $140 million R/V Sikuliaq was completed at a Wisconsin shipyard last June, and the ship has been testing its systems since then, with a trip from the East Coast, through the Panama Canal, way out west through the Pacific all the way to Hawaii and Guam, and then back east to its new home waters of Alaska.
Adrienne O’Brien with Community Connections’ Early Learning Program talks about the services ELP offers and where to find them. She also previews some upcoming public classes at the Ketchikan Public Library including infant massage. Early Learning Program … more
An 82-year-old Ketchikan woman died Monday after apparently getting confused and walking into the Tongass Narrows near The Plaza.
More than a decade after the original crime took place, Rachelle Waterman’s appeal of her conviction in the death of her mother has been denied by the Alaska Court of Appeals.
Waterman was found guilty in a 2011 retrial of … more