A contract to renovate the city-owned Centennial Building was approved 6-1 Thursday by the Ketchikan City Council.
Metlakatla, Alaska, was founded 129 years ago by a group of Tsimshian Natives who canoed up from the original Metlakatla in British Columbia to settle on Annette Island, a short boat ride south of Ketchikan.
A truck that was stolen Wednesday morning from Water Street in the City of Ketchikan was recovered a few hours later on North Tongass Highway.
Three 17-year-old Ketchikan residents were taken to the hospital Wednesday night following a single-vehicle accident on D-1 Loop.
In late July, the Ketchikan Police Department received a report of a 15-year-old boy starting a fire inside the Ketchikan Residential Youth Center.
Ketchikan City Council Member Julie Isom filed for re-election today. She is finishing up her first term on the Council.
During its regular meeting Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council will consider a couple items related to the Centennial Building renovation.
Many Alaskans are not aware there are two Metlakatlas. The first is in British Columbia, a short ferry ride from Prince Rupert. It’s the original settlement founded by the followers of Anglican lay-priest William Duncan.
The first candidate to file for Ketchikan City Council turned in her paperwork Tuesday.
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited the Unuk River south of Ketchikan on Friday, part of his ongoing work with British Columbia officials to come up with a way to better protect Alaska’s waters from upriver Canadian mines.