The Ketchikan animal shelter is inadequate for the needs of the borough. Pretty much everyone agrees with that statement, and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is working toward improving the shelter, as well as the services that the Animal Protection Department provides.
According to Alaska State Troopers, William Johnson never showed up when his ride arrived to pick him up Friday from a surveying trip. He was reported overdue at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Instead of the White Cliff building, the School Board will meet at the Saxman Community Center, in recognition of Alaska Native Heritage Month. A special meet-and-greet will precede the meeting, and The Cape Fox Dancers have been invited to perform.
The Alaska Marine Highway System won’t ban solo ferry travel by children and teen-agers, at least for now.
With independent candidate Dan Ortiz in the lead by 102 votes, the House District 36 race is unofficially over, according to Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai.
A 49-year-old Ketchikan man is believed dead in a Wednesday-night house fire after reportedly shooting a gun into the air and then probably running back into his burning home. Investigators reported early Thursday evening that they found a body in the ashes of the destroyed house.
Two power outages, one on Saturday and another Wednesday morning, were caused by birds striking the lines, and both strikes happened in pretty much the same location.
Republican Chere Klein, who was a mere 19 votes behind after last week’s general election, now is nine votes ahead of independent Dan Ortiz.
The Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Alaska visited Ketchikan this week as part of a tour of Southeast communities. He talked to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce about the services that Red Cross provides, and the importance of volunteers in rural communities.
British Columbia officials say they understand why Alaskans are concerned about new mines planned for transboundary rivers. But critics on this side of the border say they’re not doing anything about it.