Author Archives: Megan Petersen

Task force wants services for homeless families

First City Homeless Shelter's service manager Chris Alvarado makes breakfast each weekday for homeless and hungry people in the day shelter kitchen. The day shelter recently got a grant from the borough that will allow the day shelter to stay open Saturdays.Ketchikan’s Seeking Community Homeless Solutions Task Force published its goals for the next decade earlier this month. A big part of that plan is a solution to serving homeless families, not just single men and women who need temporary shelter.

Borough Assembly to consider tax-free day

The Assembly also will discuss a request for a special $10,000 appropriation for high school football safety equipment.

18 Ketchikan residents become new U.S. citizens

Citizens2The back rows of Ketchikan’s old-fashioned federal courtroom were filled with family and friends, while in the front were all the soon-to-be new citizens, smiling wide, dressed up and holding small American flags.

Aleisha Greenfield sent us this shot of a snail -- less common than slugs in Southeast, but a close relative of the shell-free gastropod.Photo of the Day

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.

Five more groups sue over Big Thorne project

RainforestFive more conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Tuesday in hopes of stopping the Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island.

One more local candidate files at deadline

At this point, Ketchikan has competitive races only for borough mayor and Ketchikan City Council. There's still time for write-in candidates to file.

DOT draft plan calls for fewer Prince Rupert trips

DraftTransportationPlanMapThe proposed reduction would affect summer sailings only, and would cut that service in half.

Really big, expensive yacht arrives in Ketchikan

DSC_0052Ketchikan is temporary home to superyacht “A” this week.

City meets with state DEC over water issues

Ketchikan from the waterCity of Ketchikan officials met with state Department of Environmental Conservation representatives about the city’s water supply and water treatment system. City Manager Karl Amylon reported Thursday to the Ketchikan City Council that the meeting was positive.