The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider introduction of two big-money items during Monday’s regular meeting.
Seventeen students will participate in Saturday’s ceremony, and 34 graduates will be recognized. The commencement speaker will be Biz Robbins, who has retired after 19 years as a UAS adjunct and tutor.
The vote came just a few days before the May 1st deadline. The Board had delayed submitting the budget to the borough because of uncertainty over state education funding.
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan this week. He stopped in at KRBD to talk about his visit to the big island, current issues facing the State of Alaska and his “weird” job.
Two women working at the Little Village Learning Center in Ketchikan recently received their Child Development Associate Credentials. Lindsey Arnette and Betty Csech each spent about four to six months completing the program.
The School Board already has held two public hearings on the budget, but delayed final approval and submission due to uncertainty about state education funding. Another public hearing is scheduled at the start of Wednesday’s meeting.
Craig city police received a report of the fire at about 6:30 p.m. Police and EMS were dispatched to the trailer, located on Fourth Street.
A tree took out power lines in Ketchikan’s Ward Cove area Tuesday morning, affecting power throughout Ketchikan and the Southeast Alaska Power Agency system. Power was fully restored in Ketchikan by mid-afternoon.
Tatsuda’s grocery is celebrating its 100th anniversary in April. At a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch, Bill Tatsuda told the story of how the business began and was able to survive through hardships and changing times.
Ketchikan search and rescue crew members have recovered the body of 22-year-old Justin Nathan, missing on Deer Mountain since November.