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Two veterans of Alaska politics land contract jobs with Gov. Dunleavy

Two veterans of Alaska politics have signed contracts to work with GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy, and one of them is maintaining ownership of her advertising, marketing and political strategy firm even as she works as the governor’s acting communications director.


Proposed budget cuts to education

As a long term resident of Prince of Wales island and a former school board member in Craig, I was dismayed and disappointed by the Governor’s proposed budget, especially the proposed cuts to education funding.


State signs $2M timber sale contract for southeast Alaska

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The state has signed a $2.1 million contract with ALCAN Timber Inc. for a timber sale on state and federal forest land in southeast Alaska. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the timber sale includes about 481 acres (195 hectares) within the Southeast State Forest and Tongass


Officials concerned budget cuts will take away Ocean Rangers

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The state official overseeing Alaska’s cruise ship monitoring program is concerned about losing independent environmental inspectors on cruise ships.


Ucore purchase of IBC erupts in legal row

A row that has erupted between IBC Advanced Technologies Inc. and Ucore Rare Metals Inc. threatens to delay, or even derail, the proposed Strategic Metals Complex, a rare earth element separation facility that Ucore is planning to develop near Ketchikan, Alaska.


Community foundation surpasses $185,000 goal

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) reached its $185,000 fundraising goal this month, an amount that will be doubled thanks to the Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation match program. The CVCF reached its goal in two years, half the time provided to raise the funds, the firs


Ketchikan power customers urged to cut back on electricity

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Ketchikan’s power utility is asking customers to throttle back their electrical usage. Freezing temperatures and low water levels in lakes, the source of hydropower for Ketchikan Public Utilities’ electric division, has maxed out power production, the Ketchikan Daily News re


SEAPA board meets over energy problems

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a teleconference last week, on Feb. 15, to discuss the ongoing power issues in the region. The SEAPA Board of Directors is made up of community members from the three cities: Two directors from Ketchikan, one from Petersburg, one from Wrangell, and a fifth seat


Ketchikan, Peterburg and Wrangell all low on hydropower

Ketchikan, Petersburg and Wrangell are partially running on diesel to power their towns. That’s because the communities’ available hydropower is at extremely low levels. Wrangell and Petersburg are running their diesel generators about 14 hours each day as of last Saturday. And there’s no end in sig