The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement Friday that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case.
The back rows of Ketchikan’s old-fashioned federal courtroom were filled with family and friends, while in the front were all the soon-to-be new citizens, smiling wide, dressed up and holding small American flags.
Five more conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Tuesday in hopes of stopping the Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island.
The proposed reduction would affect summer sailings only, and would cut that service in half.
The U.S. Forest Service issued its Final Supplemental Information Report for the Big Thorne Timber Sale this week, upholding its Record of Decision. A regional environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit.
House District 36 had a reasonably good turnout for Tuesday’s primary election, with about 25 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls.
Chere Klein, a Ketchikan resident who has worked for the past couple of years in the Legislature for now-retiring Rep. Peggy Wilson apparently won the Republican nomination Tuesday for her boss’s seat.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance Monday that will raise various airport fees, including the cost to ride the airport ferry.
If you’re boating through the Inside Passage between Ketchikan and Gustavus in the next few weeks, keep an eye out for Zachary Brown.
The Tongass Advisory Committee, also known as TAC, held its first meeting last week in Ketchikan.