According to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, the Hydaburg Village Public Safety Officer received a report at about 6:30 a.m. that a man was using a splitting maul to break down the front door of a home.
KRBD Rainbird Community Radio in Ketchikan celebrated its 40th birthday over the weekend. The party incorporated the station’s annual “Live Day,” a day where everything is read or performed live on the air.
The CIP places a new drop-off zone at Houghtaling Elementary School at the top of the prioritized list, followed closely by a roof replacement for that same school.
Ketchikan’s Library Director Linda Lyshol is moving on to a new job as library director of the Branch District Library in southern Michigan, starting in just a few weeks.
Next winter’s ferry schedule will be leaner than this year’s, and that one was pretty lean. It’s the result of budget cuts, which could lead to the sale of the ferry Taku.
A proposal that was approved in conference committee and could come back in next week's special session has leaders in cruise ship port communities concerned.
In the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, the April unemployment rate was 7.1 percent. That’s almost identical to last year at this time, and better than previous years going back to 2010.
Ketchikan’s Library Director Linda Lyshol is leaving effective June 10th.
During Council discussion of the pot tax, there was general agreement on a 5-percent tax – not graduated – with proceeds going into the general fund. The Council directed city management to come back with an ordinance to that effect for the next regular meeting.
The winners of Alaska’s name-the-new-ferry contest didn’t know about it until they got a call from Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.