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Tongass Advisory Committee has doubts

The Tongass Advisory Committee kicked off a three-day meeting in Ketchikan on Wednesday.At the start of a three-day meeting in Ketchikan, TAC members said they were confident their recommendations could lead to success, but they weren't confident that the Forest Service will take those recommendations to heart.

TAC could vote on timber recommendations

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)The Tongass Advisory Committee will kick off a three-day meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday morning, and on the agenda is the potential adoption of recommendations to the U.S. Forest Service.

Legislative limbo leads to local uncertainty

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough redistricting plan for Southeast does not specify how Juneau's two districts will be split up.The state budget is still in limbo, and lawmakers are in recess for the time being. So, there are no clear answers regarding local budget issues, especially education funding.

No one injured in Monday floatplane mishap

Nobody was injured when a floatplane hit an object in the water Monday morning while landing in Ketchikan’s Tongass Narrows, but the collision damaged a pontoon that started taking on water, causing the plane to sink.

Student : You can climb the mountain, too

Starla Agoney gave the student commencement speech during Saturday's UAS graduation at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.Starla Agoney received her degree in elementary education in full regalia, with her graduate’s tassel pinned to a traditional woven cedar-bark hat.

Tlingit-Haida pushes for larger tribal role in U.N.

Will Micklin at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Courtesy photoThe Juneau-based Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants a larger forum to address its concerns.

Assembly to consider schools, borough budgets

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider first readings of the school district budget and the borough budget during its regular meeting on Monday.

Da Vinci Night highlights everyday science

kidscropLast week, about 300 people attended Tongass School of Arts and Science’s Da Vinci Night.

1st large ship kicks off Ketchikan cruise season

First Cruise Ship 2015 4In its inaugural visit to Alaska’s First City, the Ruby Princess brought more than 3,000 passengers and about 1,200 crew members.

UAS to honor grads and local band director

UAS2The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus will celebrate this year’s graduating students during a ceremony Saturday afternoon. In addition, Roy McPherson will receive a Meritorious Service Award.