Alaska Mental Health Trust and Trust Land Office representatives got an earful Tuesday during informational meetings in Saxman and Ketchikan regarding the decision to potentially log Deer Mountain.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs renewed a transportation grant to the State of Alaska. Effective November 1st, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority is authorized to issue free passenger and vehicle ticketing to qualified Veterans traveling for healthcare needs.
With a new school year under way, Ketchikan students in grades 10 to 12 are invited to join the National Arts Honor Society. NAHS not only provides art fellowship and community service, but scholarship opportunities.
Alaska Mental Health Trust officials will be in Saxman and Ketchikan on Tuesday to give presentations and take public input on the Trust’s controversial plan to log parts of Deer Mountain if a federal land exchange isn’t approved by Congress by mid-January. But, an organizer of the local group Save Deer Mountain said these public meetings seem to be too little, too late.
On Friday, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board approved applications for two marijuana licenses in the Ketchikan area - JWS Enterprises and Cannabis Corner.
A former Ketchikan resident and Peace Corps volunteer recently won a trip to Washington, D.C., after his blog about volunteering in Kyrgyzstan won an online social-media contest.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s resource management committee approved two motions Wednesday to recommend that the Board of Trustees take another vote on its controversial August decision to log portions of Deer Mountain and a parcel in Petersburg.
In the First Judicial District, which comprises the southern Southeast region, voters will decide whether to retain four of the district’s judges.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s resource management committee meets Wednesday starting at 1 p.m., and will vote on whether to recommend reconsideration of the Trust Board’s decision to start the process of logging parts of Deer Mountain and a parcel in Petersburg.
During a four-minute special meeting Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted unanimously to change the by-mail special Charter Commission election to an in-person election.