The Alaska Division of Forestry has awarded a contract to connect an existing road in the Vallenar Bay area to the rest of the island’s road system. Petersburg’s Rock-N-Road Construction won the $3.5 million contract.
The city of Ketchikan has hired Turnagain Marine Construction to repair Ketchikan’s Berth 3. Work should be complete by July 5, possibly earlier.
Should local government enforce federal drug laws as it regulates marijuana? That question was before the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly at its Monday meeting.
More than two dozen Revilla High School graduates took to the stage last week to celebrate their achievements.
The cruise ship Infinity is on its way south for repairs. The 90,000-ton ship crashed into a Ketchikan dock Friday afternoon, sustaining scrapes and a small hole above the waterline.
An independent, a Republican and a Constitution Party member are competing for Ketchikan’s seat in Alaska’s House of Representatives. District 36 also includes Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg and Hyder.
This week’s legislative budget compromise shuffled the source of some of the money that pays for the Alaska Marine Highway System. But it doesn’t increase -- or decrease -- the number of routes or sailings.
Two people were rescued Wednesday from a sinking fishing boat southwest of Ketchikan. The U.S. Coast Guard says the fishing vessel Velvet ran aground and began to take on water in McLean Arm, in southeast Prince of Wales Island.
The Ketchikan City Council is a step closer to imposing a 5 percent tax on marijuana sales.
Incumbent Ketchikan Rep. Dan Ortiz faces two opponents in the 2016 legislative elections. They're Republican Bob Sivertsen and Kenneth Shaw of the Constitution Party.