Fourth theme and grand marshals announced
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The theme for the upcoming Fourth of July Parade is Highway 2 Our Future, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Marine Highway System.
According to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, the idea was submitted by Terry Wanzer. A draft graphic for the theme incorporates the chemical formula for water, H2O.
The chamber also announced that the parade Grand Marshals will be former Governor and first lady Frank and Nancy Murkowski.
A power agency in southern Southeast is floating plans to finance a project to increase its hydro storage capacity by selling bonds. more
The City of Ketchikan has been working to become designated as a tsunami-ready community for a few years. The sirens and signs are already in place, and to complete the designation, this week the city is doing tsunami outreach. A representative from the National Weather Service is in town to present information and answer questions. more