The local Marijuana Advisory Committee talked Monday about a possible six-month moratorium on commercial marijuana in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, but took no action on that issue.
The ad hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, and among the items on the agenda is discussion of whether to recommend a ban on commercial marijuana activity.
New Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart has a bit of an uphill battle when it comes to gaining the trust of some Southeast Alaska residents. He listened to some criticism of the Forest Service on Wednesday during the weekly Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.
A 32-year-old Ketchikan woman has been charged with felony assault after allegedly stabbing a man Wednesday night during a fight at a First Avenue home.
Among the issues discussed is a recommended electricity surcharge related to the utility’s use of the new Whitman Lake Hydroelectric Dam. That surcharge would be on top of a 5-percent electric-rate increase, which is included in the draft budget along with an 8-percent water-rate hike.
During a special budget work session, the Ketchikan City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with ending the Ketchikan Police Department’s K-9 drug dog program.
Pot was the main topic of conversation during Monday’s meeting of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, as it considered an ordinance to establish regulations for a commercial marijuana industry.
The Department of Transportation is seeking input on how to deal with a dwindling budget and imminent cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System. A meeting was held in Ketchikan Wednesday afternoon to gather input from residents of the First City.
The Ketchikan City Council Thursday night voted to ban the commercial sale of marijuana within city limits. Mayor Lew Williams III requested the issue be brought before the Council.
House District 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a town hall meeting in Ketchikan Tuesday night to discuss Alaska’s fiscal challenges and proposals to address budget problems. Ortiz shared the results of a fiscal survey he conducted