Southeast News

MAC to discuss local-testing requirement

(Creative Commons image)Officials have expressed concern that shipping marijuana off-island for testing would violate federal law, because pot remains illegal at the federal level.

Possible totem pole for Fawn Mountain school

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.The Ketchikan School Board heard from the Fawn Mountain Elementary School principal during Wednesday’s regular meeting, including discussion of a possible totem pole for the school.

Taquan announces purchase of Promech Air

taquan airKetchikan-based Taquan Air has bought out one of its local competitors, Promech Air.

Rep. Young: Alaska needs to diversify economy

Alaska Rep. Don Young speaks during a special Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch on Friday. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

Alaska Rep. Don Young speaks during a special Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch on Friday. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

Rep. Don Young stopped in Ketchikan on Friday, and spoke during a special Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. He addressed some … more

Ketchikan Council wants plan for ADA taxis

Welcome Arch Mission Downtown KetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council agreed Thursday to move forward with a proposal to provide wheelchair-accessible taxi cabs in Ketchikan, although the details for how that will work have yet to be determined.

Tongass plan discussed during D.C. hearing

The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)The planned Tongass National Forest transition to young-growth timber harvest came up during a Senate subcommittee hearing this week on Capitol Hill.

Stack named top child-care admin in the state

Pat Stack reads a story to kids at the PeaceHealth Ketchikan child care center, run out of Holy Name School. Stack recently was named the top child care administrator in Alaska. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A Ketchikan day care administrator was recognized last week with a statewide award for his work with young children.

Vallenar Road project on Gravina out for bid

VallenarRoadMapThe project includes about 8.5 miles of new road, and reconstruction of about one mile, plus upgrades to existing roadway.

Craig Cable TV closes; owes back sales tax, rent

City of Craig logo from the city's website.Cable television customers in Craig are without service as of late last week after Craig Cable TV closed up shop.

Borough tobacco tax passes, will go to voters

(Creative Commons image)A boroughwide tobacco tax was approved in a split vote Monday by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, and will go in front of borough voters this fall for ratification.