The City of Saxman has secured an $825,000 Community Development Block Grant to complete its planned expansion of the Edwin DeWitt Carving Center.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a resolution Tuesday supporting a transfer of the 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest to state control.
An economic impact report shows that Alaska nonprofits employed 39,000 people, and paid those employees about $1.7 billion. And that’s just a fraction of what nonprofits spend.
UPDATE; The Alaska Supreme Court has issued an order that it would consider the state's emergency motion for a stay after the lower court has ruled on the topic.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Tuesday will consider a resolution supporting efforts by the state and its Congressional Delegation to transfer the Tongass National Forest from federal control to the State of Alaska.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough responded this week to the state’s motion for a stay pending the state’s appeal to the Supreme Court of a lower court ruling in the borough’s lawsuit challenging the required local contribution for public education.
The man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.
Felines at Ketchikan’s animal shelter had Christmas in February this year when local Girls Scout Troop 4071 delivered dozens of hand-made cat toys.
Construction of the $140 million R/V Sikuliaq was completed at a Wisconsin shipyard last June, and the ship has been testing its systems since then, with a trip from the East Coast, through the Panama Canal, way out west through the Pacific all the way to Hawaii and Guam, and then back east to its new home waters of Alaska.
An 82-year-old Ketchikan woman died Monday after apparently getting confused and walking into the Tongass Narrows near The Plaza.