All that rain was good for something. But it wasn't all good: One power outage over the weekend was storm-related.
A proposal to charge the Ketchikan Shipyard property tax or an equivalent payment in lieu of taxes was postponed by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.
Susan Ohmer, Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services, was awarded a four month sabbatical through the Rasmuson Foundation.
Petersburg High School basketball teams won four of four games against Haines. Both coaches are looking forward to a good season.
With a new U.S. Congress convening, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has reintroduced a bill that would trade federal land for land owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust – including Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain.
Ketchikan’s new museum director, Dr. Lee Gray, arrived in the First City recently, and started work Monday. Gray is originally from Minnesota and most recently worked as the assistant director of exhibitions and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Petersburg School Board is looking for ways to offset the loss of future Secure Rural School Funding. The federal program is in place to help schools and communities near national forests.
A 49-year-old Ketchikan man was found dead late Tuesday after an apartment fire on the 11th floor of the Tongass Towers condominiums building.
A new extended-stay hotel is set to open in Ketchikan early next month.
A Southeast lawmaker introduced a bill this week to help Alaska ferries meet state pollution-control rules. It would also exempt new ships from a law requiring a percent of construction spending go toward art.
The renovated municipal building will double the size of the police department space. Police Chief Kelly Swihart says the area will be more secure.
The Petersburg School District receives about $600,000 from Secure Rural School funding through the borough.
The Women in Safe Homes board has hired Agnes Moran to lead the local emergency women's shelter.
In a mail-in election Whale Pass voters showed strong support for becoming a second class city.
A group of local good Samaritans banded together this week to help a humpback whale that had become tangled in a barge anchor cable off Prince of Wales Island.
A Ketchikan teen recently achieved the highest rank attainable in the scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Luke Dossett has completed the requirements to become an Eagle Scout, which included overseeing a community service project.
A Sitka-based hatchery organization has been granted approval for a new remote release site for chum salmon in Thomas Bay on the mainland near Petersburg. The hatchery chums, traditionally released closer to Sitka, could be an early season opportunity for commercial seiners and gillnetters. But the location has been a concern for commercial trollers and sport fishermen.
Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday moved ahead with a program that could offer paving for some roads in the community, if neighborhoods agree to pay the cost of that paving.
Petersburg’s Fish and Game Advisory Committee might try again to propose a fall hunt for brown bears on the islands around Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake. The committee this month discussed ways to convince the state Board of Game to look more favorably on the proposal.
The Petersburg police department has nine police officers with the new hires. Another hire coming in February will fully staff the officer positions.