Local News

No tsunami alert from Monday’s earthquake

Shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit off Prince of Wales Island, about 70 miles southwest of Craig.

According to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, the epicenter was at a depth of about 6 miles. The earthquake did not trigger any tsunami alerts.

Monday’s smaller earthquake follows close on the heels of a much larger magnitude 7.5 temblor that hit early in the morning on Jan. 5. That earthquake did lead to tsunami alerts throughout Southeast Alaska, and evacuations on Prince of Wales Island and Sitka.

Recent News

Decrease in 4-year graduation rate, small increase in drop-out rate

Myra Zelensky teaches a 35-student French 1 class.
The Ketchikan School District’s 4-year graduation rate dropped in the 2013-2014 school year. It fell from 77 percent to 73 percent. That’s still slightly higher than the statewide rate of 71 percent. more

Assembly says no to adding official prayer

Borough Seal
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly rejected an ordinance Monday that would have added prayer to the regular meeting agenda. more