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.
After hearing some concerns about awarding a contract to a non-local company for the borough’s debt collection, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday to reject a contract with Professional Credit Services of Vancouver, Washington. more
Ketchikan’s Women in Safe Homes is no longer on probation. WISH was put on probation in the fall of 2015 after a site visit by State Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault officials found the emergency shelter out of compliance on several regulations. more