A group that wants to create a new home-rule city from what’s now the North Tongass Service Area plans to have an official charter petition ready for signatures by mid-October at the earliest, but perhaps later in November.
A former Olympic gold medalist in Women’s Rifle, Pitney said she expects to be a target -- for criticism – as she travels around the state providing information about Alaska’s budget crunch and the options for the state to overcome that crunch.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed Monday to adjust its loan agreement with OceansAlaska shellfish hatchery, advancing $50,000 from the 2017 allocation so that the facility can continue operations.
A boater reported overdue Sunday evening was rescued early Monday morning from Betton Island close to Ketchikan.
Among the topics covered during this week’s Southeast Conference meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, were opportunities for the region to expand its economy, or at least hold on to what it has.
Liquified Natural Gas industry representatives from Alaska and British Columbia talked during Southeast Conference about their projects, including the need for workforce training and the possibility of bringing natural gas to Southeast Alaska.
Over the last five years, Southeast Alaska has grown by more than 2,600 people, and 1,500 jobs. That’s good. But, that growth all happened in the early part of that five-year period. The past year or two has seen a decrease. That’s bad.
Change was the theme of the Alaska Marine Highway System presentation during Day 1 of Southeast Conference’s annual fall meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Six conservation groups on Monday petitioned for an emergency Endangered Species Act listing for the Alexander Archipelago wolf.
There was a bomb scare last week at the Hollis ferry terminal, prompting a building evacuation and causing the InterIsland Ferry Authority’s ferry to turn around and head back to Ketchikan. All for a broken alarm clock.