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UAS Ketchikan Report

The UAS Ketchikan Campus is open this summer. Gail Klein says now is the time for students to look into financial aid and preparation for the fall semester. UAS060116more

Kayhi Class of 2016 honored

A mortarboard adorned for the 2016 graduation.Family and friends gathered in the Kayhi Gym Sunday to celebrate Ketchikan High School’s graduating class of 2016. The commencement speech was delivered by US Senator Lisa Murkowski.

Grumman Goose may have found a home

Historic signs and photos on the walls of the Goose hangar.Since 1992, volunteers with Ketchikan’s “Save the Goose” project have been working to restore a historic amphibious plane. The Grumman Goose restoration is about 85 percent complete and now those involved are trying to find a permanent home for the plane. They believe they may have found the right place.

Red Apples awarded

DeltaKappaGammaThe Ketchikan chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma honored individuals and groups in for their significant contributions to the education of Ketchikan’s youth and families.

Volunteers progress on Goose restoration

From left to right: Don Dawson, Rick Garner, Arnie Enright and Randy Harris (and the Goose).For the past 20 years, a group of Ketchikan volunteers has been working to restore one of the Ellis Airlines Grumman Goose planes, in hopes of putting it on display.

Food Bank of Alaska offers help

Brian Shimek with the Food Bank of Alaska will be at the Ketchikan Public Library Wednesdays and Thursdays to help low-income individuals and families fill out public assistance applications. He speaks about assistance available. FoodBankAssistancemore

Musician shares Tlingit culture and music

Ed Littlefield listens to a student's question about the song they're learning.Musician Ed Littlefield has been at Fawn Mountain Elementary School the past two weeks teaching students about Tlingit songs and culture.

Preparing documents for end-of-life decisions

Retired attorney Dennis McCarty speaks about legal documents everyone should have in place so loved-ones will know your wishes. Those include a will, durable power of attorney, and an advance directive for health care. Accountant Choc Schafer also provides some … more

Ketchikan celebrates Arbor Day / 8th year as a Tree City, USA

Dick Madden (left) and Eric Muench (right) of the Society of American Foresters prepare the tree for planting. Laura Charleton is in the background right.In honor of the 50th anniversary of Arbor Day in Alaska and Ketchikan’s 8th year as a Tree City, USA, a tree-planting ceremony took place Monday at City Park.

“Girls on the Run” teaches life skills

Arika Paquette, Erin Riddle and Becca Doyle speak about the “Girls on the Run” program that prepares elementary school-age girls to run a 5K, but also builds confidence and life skills. The run is on May 21st. GirlsOnRunmore