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Magazine names Ketchikan 2014 Best Alaska Port

Ketchikan is the recipient of the 2014 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Alaska Port, an annual honor from Porthole Cruise Magazine.

Awardees in a variety of categories were chosen by Bill Panoff, the magazine’s publisher and editor-in-chief. The magazine is a cruise industry publication for consumers, with a circulation of about 500,000 in 40 countries.

Winners were announced in the February issue, which has hit newsstands and is available online at http://porthole.com/CurrentIssue/EditorinChiefAwards.aspx

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Youth crew cleans Tongass, even under rain

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The Youth Conservation Corps came to Ketchikan and the surrounding Tongass National Forest this past month to work with a local branch of the U.S Forest Service. That meant helping out timber crews, cleaning up around fisheries and clearing trails -- rain or shine. more

Tobacco tax ordinance ready for Assembly vote

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has completed drafting an ordinance that would impose a $3-per-pack tobacco tax within borough boundaries. The ordinance also would tax other tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – at 75 percent of their wholesale price. more