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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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Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plans

Seabridge Gold's Brent Murphy points to a valley to be dammed to hold tailings from the KSM mine during a July tour. The project just won federal environmental approval. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)
A controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government. Critics say it could pollute salmon-bearing rivers. more

Juneau Diocese announces priest changes

Holy Name Parish in Ketchikan will be getting a new priest in February. The Diocese of Juneau announced this week that the Rev. Patrick Travers will leave St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Juneau to serve as the pastor of Holy Name. more