Local News

Naturalization ceremony set for Wednesday

US-Flag1A naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the federal courtroom on the top floor of the Federal Building in downtown Ketchikan.

The ceremony will be led by Magistrate Leslie Longenbaugh, and will include performances of The Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful, sung by local residents.

While there was a recent swearing-in for three new citizens in Ketchikan, this is the first full naturalization ceremony held here in about a decade, according to the U.S. District Court office.

Fifteen to 18 new citizens are expected to attend the ceremony.

Recent News

Ketchikan, POW businesses finalists in P2P

bird
Two Ketchikan businesses and three on Prince of Wales Island are among the 12 finalists in this year’s Path to Prosperity competition for small businesses. more

Fourth of July events

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin's The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July.
Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Director Julie Isom and Ketchikan Downtown Steering Committee chair Susan Peters give a rundown on all the events planned for the Fourth of July on Monday.