Veterans, AMHS, young dancers win parade honors
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The Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the annual Fourth of July parade awards.
Judges unanimously bestowed the Patriotic Spirit Award to the VFW.
The award for best embodiment of the theme went to the Alaska Marine Highway for its representation of the ferry Fairweather. The theme this year was H2O, an acronym for Highway to Our Future.
The Spirit of Ketchikan Award for the best expression of overall talent went to the kids from Studio Max.
There were several honorable mentions for that last category. They were musher Angie Taggart, the Gymnastics Club, the Class of 2014 and the Rainforest Rollergirls.
Consolidation has failed in Ketchikan many times in the past. Now, a group of people in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s North End is trying something completely different: They want to create another city in the borough, which would add a fourth local government in a community of about 13,000 people. more
The Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend that the various municipal governments in the borough not ban the commercial sale of marijuana in Ketchikan, at least not until after the state has completed its regulation process. more