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Assembly says no to adding official prayer

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly rejected an ordinance Monday that would have added prayer to the regular meeting agenda.

Malaspina crew helps in Canada rescue effort

The Malaspina returns from Skagway. (Photo by Gillfoto/Flickr Creative Commons)One of the three Atlantic Harvester 1 crew members was rescued. The other two remain missing.

No injuries in Saturday boat grounding

There were no injuries reported after a 38-foot fishing vessel ran aground near Ketchikan this weekend.

Coast Guard assisting in rescue off BC coast

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter SPAR heads south down Tongass Narrows on Friday, toward the Queen Charlotte Islands, to help with a drifting freighter in Canadian waters.A 440-foot 11-crew freight vessel, the Simushir, ran into trouble off the coast of British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands on Friday, and was disabled and adrift, with about 167,000 gallons of fuel on board.

Council approves study for failing sea wall

Ketchikan from the waterCouncil members and city officials stressed that they don’t intend for the city to take on the full burden of fixing the wall, which they say doesn’t even belong to the City of Ketchikan.

Ebola risk low, but state & local hospital are ready

HospitalKetchikan Medical Center already has implemented new protocols to lower that low risk of an Ebola contamination even more.

Final vote Monday for prayer ordinance

A public hearing and final vote on a proposal to add prayer to the regular Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting agenda is scheduled for Monday’s Assembly meeting.

Vigor hosts 2nd annual career day

Dwayne Kelly explains the functions of the engine to high school students on the ferry Columbia.Vigor Alaska and the Alaska Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights hosted the second annual maritime and construction career day at the Vigor shipyard Monday in Ketchikan.

School Board starts safety assessment conversation

Students walk to class at Schoenbar Middle SchoolOn Wednesday evening, the School Board held a public work session to talk about how to deal with dozens of recommendations in a recent safety assessment report.

Coast Guard responds to overturned vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men after their vessel capsized this morning.