Local News

Mackey to run for State House / Wilson announces retirement

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau President and CEO Patti Mackey announced today that she has filed to run as Republican candidate for State House.  House District 36 seat is currently held by Wrangell Republican Peggy Wilson. Wilson announced on the House floor today that she would be retiring.

Mackey made her announcement during a KVB sponsored luncheon. She previously challenged Wilson in 2012 in a three way race with Agnes Moran of Ketchikan in the Republican Primary election.

Long-time Ketchikan teacher Dan Ortiz is running as an independent.

House District 36 represents Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Hyder and Loring.

We will update this story with comments from Mackey, and possibly Wilson, by Monday.

Recent News

No one injured in Monday floatplane mishap

Nobody was injured when a floatplane hit an object in the water Monday morning while landing in Ketchikan’s Tongass Narrows, but the collision damaged a pontoon that started taking on water, causing the plane to sink. more

Student : You can climb the mountain, too

Starla Agoney gave the student commencement speech during Saturday's UAS graduation at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.
Starla Agoney received her degree in elementary education in full regalia, with her graduate’s tassel pinned to a traditional woven cedar-bark hat. more