Deer Mountain was the topic of a series of borough emails this week, with some claiming the Ketchikan Gateway Borough manager had been too helpful toward the Alaska Mental Health Trust.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday evening in favor of a voter information brochure, in case there is a charter commission election in December; discussed selective logging in the Blank Inlet area; and talked about the search for a new borough manager.
Prompting a feeling of deja-vu, Joe Miller is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Lisa Murkowski. This time, though, Murkowski won her primary and has the Republican Party backing, and Miller is running as the Libertarian Party candidate.
Gov. Bill Walker has money on his mind. Still.
Sen. Bert Stedman says “basic math” shows the state will have to come up with ways to increase revenue while also continuing to cut spending. But, he says, those cuts need to be careful and strategic.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office has scheduled public meetings in Ketchikan, Saxman and Petersburg to present information and hear from the public about the state agency’s plans to log sensitive areas close to the communities if a federal land exchange doesn’t pass Congress early next year.
The Ketchikan School Board heard Wednesday from some coaches and teachers who say there is no systemic, intentional discrimination against girls’ teams at Ketchikan High School.
During a lunchtime event co-hosted Wednesday by the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce and local Rotary clubs, three service awards were handed out.
The Alaska Marine Highway System is paying more than $1,200 a day for long-term storage of two unused ferries. One critic says it would be better to sell them than to tie them up.
Anthony “Tony” Christianson of Hydaburg has been named interim chair of the Federal Subsistence Board. The announcement was made by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Tuesday.