Teacher, choreographer and performer Bill Evans is in Ketchikan for a two-week dance intensive at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. Classes in modern dance and tap began Aug. 15, and Evans also choreographed a piece for the Gigglefeet Dance Festival.
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said it was important for him to see the Unuk, one of the transboundary rivers that flows from British Columbia into Alaska. Those rivers are a subject of concern because of Canadian mining activity.
After lengthy discussion Monday, two tax items on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agenda each were postponed: an increase to the sales tax cap and a tax on retail marijuana.
According to the online Alaska State Troopers dispatch, Troopers learned of the woman’s death a little after 5 p.m. Sunday. The woman’s identity has been tentatively released as Jodylee Guthrie, 27, and next of kin were notified.
One proposal the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Aseembly will consider would raise the sales tax cap on single-purchase items from $1,000 to $1,500. Another would establish a boroughwide marijuana excise tax.
During a brief layover Wednesday in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka, Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.
The Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, or KWC, received funding through the federal Drug-Free Communities grant program to hire high school students as peer counselors and leaders. The students work with staff to develop programs and activities promoting a drug-free life and supportive relationships.
The Ketchikan School Board approved a new policy Wednesday establishing programs to help reduce child abuse and sexual assault. There was no discussion before the unanimous roll-call vote in favor of the policy, which calls for age-appropriate information for students in all grade levels to teach about appropriate conduct, and resources available for students.
Saxman’s grant will be used to replace the roof of the city-owned clan house.
The U.S. Forest Service moved forward Thursday with plans to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest within 16 years.