Author Archives: Megan Petersen

Washington man killed in logging accident

A Washington man died yesterday after a logging accident north of Ketchikan.

USCG commandant visits Ketchikan base

The newly appointed Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, toured the Ketchikan base Wednesday with Sen. Lisa Murkowski. (Megan Petersen photo.)The newly appointed Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, was in Ketchikan Wednesday to meet with personnel and tour the local facility.

HD36 primary race income and expenses reported

l25721-dollar-sign-22336As the House District 36 Republican primary race comes to a close, we took a look at finance reports filed by each of the candidates.

Superintendent: Ketchikan earns more stars

The Ketchikan School Board meets in regular session Wednesday night, and among the items in the superintendent’s report is the news that Ketchikan schools scored higher than previous years on the Alaska School Performance Index.

Democrat Forrest Dunbar running for U.S. House

DunbarCropA conversation with Forrest Dunbar ranged from oil tax reform, marijuana legalization and his chances of winning against incumbent Republican Don Young to his love of ‘80s rock.

Murkowski talks mining, oil taxes, Begich ads

MurkowskiSen. Lisa Murkowski visited Ketchikan on Friday, part of her summer recess tour around the state.

Plute, Kiffer, Painter file for local office

Competition for Ketchikan City Council seats heated up last week as two more candidates filed for election, and a seasoned assembly member puts in his name for a fourth term.

Sunday’s Klawock boil-water notice canceled

Heavy rain over the weekend led to a boil-water notice on Sunday for residents of Klawock. The Prince of Wales Island community was able to get its water disinfection back to acceptable levels, though, and the notice was canceled Monday morning.

Police shoot, kill problem bear in Carlanna area

Ketchikan Police shot and killed a black bear at the 200 block of Carlanna Lake Road Friday morning.

City to talk with PAC about access, parking

The recently painted Ketchikan Performing Arts Center building on Main Street. (Used with permission from PAC.)Following about an hour of public comment on the topic Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council directed management to talk with various interested parties to find a solution to the Performing Arts Center’s desire for a fully accessible entrance.