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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.

Fawn Mountain honored by National PTA

The National PTA chose Fawn Mountain as one of 170 schools across the country for the 2014-2016 National PTA Schools of Excellence achievement.

Should there be limits on school enrollment?

First and second graders at Tongass School of Arts and Sciences.Two Houghtaling Elementary School staff said their second grade classrooms are too full due to families who registered at the last minute.

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.

School Board to talk resolutions for AASB

Three issues the Ketchikan School Board has debated throughout the past school year will be up for debate again at Wednesday’s meeting: financing for student travel, Intensive Needs funding and nutrition rules.

For rural POW schools, four-day week fits

Coffman Cove students in January, during their first school year with a four-day week.Last year, the Southeast Island School District implemented a four-day school week in all but one school. It worked so well that every school is running on a Monday-Thursday schedule this year.

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.