Ketchikan’s original musical melodrama “The Fish Pirate’s Daughter” turns 50 this year, and there was a big celebration, reunion of the original cast members and a special performance.
Ketchikan residents have been watching the Race to Alaska with great interest again this year, especially the teams with local sailors on board.
A marijuana cultivation permit application is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.
A boroughwide sales tax on marijuana of up to 10-percent was introduced Tuesday night by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. The Assembly also rejected a proposal to make Rotary Beach an off-leash beach for dogs during limited hours.
The Race to Alaska is still happening, with various teams making their way from Port Townsend, Wash., to Ketchikan. But, race organizers had a party and awards ceremony at the Alaska Fish House on Saturday for the teams that blew through the finish line in the first week of the race.
Parade awards, the top-three duck race winners and skiff raffle winners have been announced.
The coveted second-place prize of steak knives has been claimed in this year’s second annual Race to Alaska.
Three people were arrested early Thursday morning after police received a report of drug sales at a local hotel.
An ordinance that would establish a 5-percent sales tax on retail marijuana sold within the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is up for consideration by the Borough Assembly on Tuesday. The Assembly also will consider a citizen request to make Rotary Beach an off-leash area for dogs.
Some of the original cast of Ketchikan's original musical melodrama, "The Fish Pirate's Daughter" are in town for the play's 50th anniversary.