Dan Ortiz, who is not affiliated with any party, has a 19-vote lead. He holds 50.03 percent of the vote, compared to 49.66 percent for Republican Chere Klein.
For the second year in a row, the City of Craig Public Library has made it onto the Library Journal’s list of top libraries nationwide.
Most Southeast legislative candidates oppose the marijuana and Bristol Bay ballot initiatives. But they support the minimum wage measure.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will consider a contract with the Ward Cove Group, allowing that company to start work on a detailed development plan for borough-owned land along Revilla Road close to Ward Lake.
Repair work on the state-owned ferry terminal at Hollis is set to start this winter, with completion expected by August of next year.
A table of U.S. commercial landings put Ketchikan in 12th place for the pounds landed: about 144 million pounds; and in 11th place for the value of that seafood: about $76 million
Ketchikan teams sometimes pay for their competition to travel here for home games.
A 58-year-old man was hit by a car early this morning on Stedman Street near Tatsuda’s IGA.
House District 36 covers the southern tip of Alaska’s Southeast region. It includes Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Hyder, Loring and Myers Chuck. Two Ketchikan-based candidates hope to represent those communities in the state Legislature: Republican Chere Klein and independent Dan Ortiz.
Two Oregon researchers, one an industry consultant and the other an environmental activist, say the transition to harvesting younger Tongass trees can happen within five years, a half to a third of what the Forest Service expects.