Local News

Antonsen appointed to state Board of Marine Pilots

Gov. Sean Parnell announced last week that he appointed Ketchikan resident Hans Antonsen to the state Board of Marine Pilots.

Antonsen is a longtime pilot and officer for Southeast Alaska Pilots Association. He is a founding director of the Alaska Marine Exchange, and a member of the American Pilots’ Association, International Maritime Pilots’ Association, and Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce.

Antonsen was appointed as a pilot representative on the state board, and his appointment was confirmed by the Legislature on April 8.

Recent News

Heavy rain washes out Sandy Beach Road

Sandy Beach Road damage. (USDA Forest Service photos)
Three days of rainfall drenched parts of Prince of Wales Island over the weekend, resulting in the closure of Sandy Beach Road to Coffman Cove. more

Are tailings dams safe? B.C. mines chief says ‘yes’

B.C. Minister of Mines Bill Bennett, left, discusses his trip up the Taku River with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott in the Walter Soboleff Center lobby Aug. 24 in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)
British Columbia Mines Minister Bill Bennett says tailings dams can be a safe part of his province's mines. more