NICK BOWMAN

Ketchikan middle school converted to sea cucumber academy

KETCHIKAN - Schoenbar Middle School is becoming Ketchikan's sea cucumber central. Middle schoolers have long helped their science teachers gut, clean and cook the ocean critters to prepare for their annual school "survival" trips near Ketchikan. Read more

Volleyball team frustrated over 'booty shorts' complaints

KETCHIKANA frustrated Ketchikan High School volleyball team packed the Ketchikan School Board meeting on... Read more

Biomass experts tout local benefits

PETERSBURG - Southeast Alaska biomass experts believe that the low price of oil shouldn't put wood heat projects on the chopping block. Read more

Liaison group backs away from lawsuit over Ketchikan School District budget

KETCHIKAN — A court fight over the local school district budget is looking less likely as a committee of Ketchikan Gateway... Read more

Interior bill provides millions for Southeast

A $32 billion federal appropriations bill heading to the Senate floor has broad consequences for timber, hunting and recreation in Southeast. Read more

Walker, Southeast Conference seek AMHS makeover

KETCHIKAN - A plan to remake the Alaska Marine Highway System earned attention from Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday, the same day the system's winter schedule was released for review. Read more

Ketchikan sees two wolf attacks

KETCHIKAN - North Tongass residents are being warned to keep a close watch on their pets after two wolf attacks in the area. One dog was killed and another injured. Read more

Mallott: Less confrontation on timber

KETCHIKAN - Alaska should rethink its relationship with environmentalists and its approach to long-term timber policy, said Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Wednesday. Read more

Cruise association president: Ketchikan taxes not a concern

KETCHIKAN - Cruise Line International Association President John Binkley says the group's suit against Juneau shouldn't concern Ketchikan. Read more

PFD error, state's response vexes parents

An error on the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend application is catching some Alaska parents unaware. From when the PFD filing period opened on Jan. 1 to Jan. 12, there was an error with a date on the state’s signature page, according to Sarah Race, director of the Permanent Fund Division within the Alaska Department of Revenue.

Ketchikan Assembly votes against continuing funding suit

With the Alaska Supreme Court decision in hand, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly decided not to pursue the issue on Saturday. Read more

POW fears of borough annexation rekindle

Rumors are once again rolling that the Ketchikan Gateway Borough might annex some or all of Prince of Wales Island. Read more

AMHS reform urged at SE conference

PRINCE RUPERT - "It's crisis time in the ferry system." So said Lt. Gov. Read more

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