The Tongass Advisory Committee kicked off day 2 of its three-day meeting in Ketchikan Thursday with more than an hour of public comment. That input was consistently negative. But some committee members took that as a good sign.
At the start of a three-day meeting in Ketchikan, TAC members said they were confident their recommendations could lead to success, but they weren't confident that the Forest Service will take those recommendations to heart.
The Tongass Advisory Committee will kick off a three-day meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday morning, and on the agenda is the potential adoption of recommendations to the U.S. Forest Service.
Nobody was injured when a floatplane hit an object in the water Monday morning while landing in Ketchikan’s Tongass Narrows, but the collision damaged a pontoon that started taking on water, causing the plane to sink.
Starla Agoney received her degree in elementary education in full regalia, with her graduate’s tassel pinned to a traditional woven cedar-bark hat.
The Juneau-based Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants a larger forum to address its concerns.
In its inaugural visit to Alaska’s First City, the Ruby Princess brought more than 3,000 passengers and about 1,200 crew members.
A list of eligible boroughs and communities shows that Ketchikan will receive $1,059,007.48. But, the actual number likely will be closer to $900,000.
Alaska’s senior senator sent another letter this week to Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, stressing the importance of keeping the border open 24 hours a day between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia.
A big storm blew through southern Southeast on Tuesday, toppling trees and leading to extensive power outages.