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Council OKs $100K more for water consultant

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Following a somewhat heated public hearing on the issue Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council unanimously approved a budget amendment to provide an extra $100,000 for the city’s contract with engineering consultants CH2MHill. more

Assembly to discuss repairs to pool roof

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets on Monday, and in addition to a presentation from city officials about the switch to chloramine water disinfection, the Assembly will talk about repairs to the roof over the borough’s new pool. more

Council budgets more for water division, nixes fence

The Ketchikan City Council approved an additional $100,000 for the water division should  additional costs be incurred with the chloramine plant.  The council decided against a fence on the bypass.  Marty West gives a meeting update.  City041814more

Comment period opens for cruise waste permits

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Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Water Director Michelle Hale stopped in Ketchikan on Wednesday to talk about new cruise ship wastewater discharge permits. more

Carnival Miracle cancels 15 Ketchikan port calls

Citing mechanical issues that affect the Carnival Miracle’s maximum cruising speed, Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled 15 of that ship’s port calls in Ketchikan this summer. more

Council to consider $100K more for CH2MHill

Ketchikan is seen from the water on a beautiful sunny day.

According to Water Division Manager John Kleinegger, public opposition earlier this year to the city’s switch to chloramine water disinfection led to the city using CH2MHill’s services more than anticipated. more

Borough FY2015 budget: No new taxes

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has introduced its proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, with no increase in tax rates, but a projected rise in revenue, nonetheless. more

Ketchikan hosts high school music festival

Thunder Mountain Jazz Band performs in the Kayhi auditorium.

Around 500 young musicians from all over Southeast Alaska brought their instruments and voices to Ketchikan last weekend for Music Festival. It’s an event that rotates between Ketchikan, Juneau, and Sitka each year. more

Kansas church to protest Alaska Native center

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Topeka, Kan., church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1. more

Ketchikan man pleads not guilty to drug charges

Ketchikan resident Joel Kotrc pleaded not guilty Monday in Ketchikan Superior Court to multiple felony drug charges, and asked for a public defender to represent him. more