PeaceHealth nurses plan to picket this weekend

HospitalPeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center is in the middle of contract negotiations with the Ketchikan chapter of the Alaska Nurses Association, and talks don’t seem to be going well.

Public meetings set on TLMP amendment

The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled three public meetings in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan to update the public on the proposed Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment.

Scientific societies oppose old-growth logging

DominickDellaSala_0More scientists have joined a campaign to stop old-growth logging in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Family worried about missing Ketchikan man

10924776_663160590460453_5110478167486218101_nA Ketchikan man has been missing for nearly a month, with no evidence that he left the island.

BP Teachers of Excellence

Roxanne Abajian was recognized as a BP Teacher of Excellence in 2013 for her work  at Fawn Mountain Elementary in Ketchikan. Anyone can nominate a teacher by visiting The deadline is January 30. Winners receive $500 and a … more

Local students nominated to service academies

This week, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young announced their nominations of Alaska high school seniors to various U.S. military service academies.

Rain+wind+high tide = flooding, evacuations

The Yeltatzie Salmon, a sculpture by Terry Pyles, is almost swimming upstream as Ketchikan Creek rises at high tide Tuesday.

The pedestrian bridge leading to Creek Street was closed because of flooding at high tide Tuesday.

Buckets of rain blew into Ketchikan Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to power outages, overflowing creeks, flooded streets and evacuations.

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Schoenrock joins PeaceHealth team

Doctor Gary Schoenrock is now visiting Ketchikan monthly.  He speaks about his 37 years as a urologist and how technology and treatment have changed over the years.  Schoenrockmore

Boro animal department making some changes

The Pat Wise Animal Shelter.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly heard a presentation Monday night from Animal Protection Director Eddie Blackwood, who detailed how his department is responding to a critical analysis of the borough’s animal protection services.

Ketchikan Chamber honors Andrews, Pool, more

Kay Andrew thanks the community while accepting the Citizens of the Year Award with her husband, Rich.The banquet is a feel-good evening full of kudos for people who have worked hard to make Ketchikan a better place to live.