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Utility work to close downtown street Sunday

The City of Ketchikan Public Works Department will close the corner of Front and Mill streets downtown to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday for utility work.

A detour route will be provided and marked. Please watch for signs and workers in the area.

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Coast Guard assisting in rescue off BC coast

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter SPAR heads south down Tongass Narrows on Friday, toward the Queen Charlotte Islands, to help with a drifting freighter in Canadian waters.
A 440-foot 11-crew freight vessel, the Simushir, ran into trouble off the coast of British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands on Friday, and was disabled and adrift, with about 167,000 gallons of fuel on board. more

Council approves study for failing sea wall

Ketchikan from the water
Council members and city officials stressed that they don’t intend for the city to take on the full burden of fixing the wall, which they say doesn’t even belong to the City of Ketchikan. more