A new hotel chain is coming to Ketchikan, with construction expected to start – and finish – this year. And it’s not just Alaska’s First City; the franchise is expanding into Anchorage and Fairbanks, as well.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries closed some waters near Angoon to purse seining in order to improve subsistence harvests, in action over the weekend (3-1-15). They also shot down the use of unmanned aircraft to aid in salmon fishing.
A devastating landslide near Sitka last year has produced an improbable discovery: evidence of early human occupation.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries on Friday took no action on a set of proposals to allow pots in the Southeast black cod fishery. But the debate previewed a larger fight brewing later this spring, over what kind of gear will be allowed across the entire Gulf of Alaska.
A superior court ruling that invalidates the State of Alaska’s longheld practice of requiring municipal governments to contribute a specific amount toward public education remains in place for now.
Alaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored.
The Board of Fish began deliberations Thursday, the fourth day of their meeting in Sitka. But when it came to one of the most contentious issues, Sitka Sound herring, the Board chose to leave the status quo intact.
The Sitka Fire Department has taken an apparent explosive device under its protection, until military ordnance experts can investigate.
Commercial growers all over Southeast are coming to Petersburg this weekend to network. It’s the inaugural Southeast Alaska Commercial Growers Conference and runs Friday through Sunday.
Southeast trollers want a larger share of hatchery-produced chum salmon. Trollers on Wednesday (2-25-15) asked the Board of Fish for more access to this increasingly valuable species.
Petersburg High School students are putting on a play this weekend called, “The Moss Trap”.
Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe High School has escaped the chopping block -- for now. Lawmakers dropped talk of cuts after hearing it would cost more to educate students in their home districts.
A new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia's mining boom near its border with Alaska.
The newly hired tribal administrator at the Petersburg Indian Association is leaving that job on Friday after finding the tribal government cannot afford her position.
High schools all over the country get checked out by education officials every five years to make sure standards are being met. Petersburg High School had its evaluation this week.
Many of the players and stakeholders in Southeast Alaska’s salmon and herring fisheries laid out their positions Tuesday morning (2-24-15), as the Alaska Board of Fisheries opened its spring meeting to public testimony.
On Tuesday night, Sitka passed one of the first marijuana ordinances in the state. The ordinance passed on the day that marijuana use became legal in Alaska -- and just hours after the state issued its own emergency regulations.
While the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the State of Alaska wait for Superior Court Judge William Carey to rule on a motion for a stay in the ongoing education funding lawsuit, the borough has filed a cross appeal with the Alaska Supreme Court.
Petersburg School District has decided to suspend its search for a new superintendent and instead offer the job to Erika Kludt-Painter.
The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council is offering a day-long teaching artist academy in Ketchikan on March 7, to help Southeast artists become eligible for the statewide Artist in the Schools program.
Additional charges likely won’t be filed against a couple that police say had restrained their 5-year-old grandchild by taping her legs and holding her in a makeshift cage.
Petersburg High School euphonium player, Skipper Erickson, just returned from the All Northwest Music Festival along with music teacher Matt Lenhard.
Ketchikan Superior Court Judge William Carey likely won't reach a decision on the motion for a stay until Monday at the earliest.
On Tuesday, Ketchikan police officers did a welfare check at a Woodside Drive home after getting a tip that a little girl was allegedly restrained at night by her grandparents.
The Council directed City Attorney Mitch Seaver to draft an ordinance that would make it illegal for people standing outside a downtown business to call out to people walking along the street, if it is an attempt to initiate a commercial transaction.
Local Petersburg artists are allowing their drawings and paintings to be cut up this weekend in a fundraising event for the WAVE which stands for Working Against Violence for Everyone.
Oral arguments are scheduled for Friday morning on the State of Alaska’s motion for a stay in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s ongoing lawsuit challenging the state’s required local contribution for public education.
The hearing is set to start at 11:15 … more
Write a review about a book, movie, or album and help fund a new cat shelter in Petersburg. That’s the idea behind a new program at the Petersburg Public Library.
Measles is making a comeback in the Lower 48 and health officials in Petersburg say residents here should be prepared for it to spread.
Two major crab fisheries in Southeast open Friday. The tanner and golden king crab fisheries are the first big fisheries of the year.
The opening starts at noon.