Local News

Planned KPU Telecom outage set for late tonight

Vandals recently damaged components of the Ketchikan Public Utilities fiber optic cable system, and repairs will mean service interruptions to some customers.

According to KPU, the damage is extensive, and requires repair to large sections of cable. KPU customers in certain areas may be without telephone, Internet and television service for up to two hours, starting just after midnight Tuesday.

Full service should be restored at around 2 a.m. Tuesday. The outage will affect customers in much of Ketchikan, from 2900 Tongass Avenue through the Herring Cove Area.

Following the repair period, customers with service concerns can contact the KPU Telecommunications Customer Support Desk at 225-2111.

Recent News

Gubatayao picked to fill School Board vacancy

Diane Gubatayao.
Four people applied for that vacancy, and were interviewed by the School Board on Wednesday. The candidates were Diane Gubatayao, retired teacher Daniel Dodson, student board member Gerik Sherrill and Carl Webb, who served previously on the School Board. more

Mental Health committee recommends reconsideration

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s resource management committee approved two motions Wednesday to recommend that the Board of Trustees reconsider its controversial August decision to log portions of Deer Mountain and a parcel in Petersburg. more