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Ketchikan celebrates Independence Day

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin’s The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July.

Those strolling through Ketchikan on Thursday were sure to come across the dizzying array of July 4th celebrations. With a logging competition, a duck race, an art unveiling, fireworks and more, it’s understandable if you didn’t make it to every event. This audio postcard of the festivities in town gives a brief taste of the unique nature of Ketchikan’s July 4th celebrations.

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Should the Ketchikan shipyard pay property tax?

The forward half of the Alaska Class Ferry Tazlina moved out of the assembly hall at the Vigor Alaska shipyard in Ketchikan. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)
On the agenda for Monday is consideration of a citizen request that the borough start charging the shipyard property tax. more

New manager wants 10% overall budget cut, to start

Borough Seal
If the Ketchikan Gateway Borough maintains its current spending levels, it faces a projected $1 million deficit this year, and with no changes will pretty much run out of money by 2022. more