Local News

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.

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale

Environmental conservation groups that threatened to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the Big Thorne Timber Sale have followed through.

Glenn Brown files for School Board

Ketchikan resident Glenn Brown is the first person to file for two open Ketchikan School Board seats.

City meets with state DEC over water issues

Ketchikan from the waterCity of Ketchikan officials met with state Department of Environmental Conservation representatives about the city’s water supply and water treatment system. City Manager Karl Amylon reported Thursday to the Ketchikan City Council that the meeting was positive.

Man tries to kayak away from troopers

A local man is in custody today after he allegedly tried to evade Alaska State Troopers by escaping in a kayak.

Forest Service upholds Big Thorne decision

ROD_Map-page-0The U.S. Forest Service issued its Final Supplemental Information Report for the Big Thorne Timber Sale this week, upholding its Record of Decision. A regional environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit.

Maritime industry plans to become more local

Alaska wants to help residents take control of the maritime industry, and now there’s a plan to prove it. The plan was presented Wednesday at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

Harrington files for Borough Assembly

Harrington joins incumbents Michael Painter and Glen Thompson, who both filed for re-election. Agnes Moran holds the third seat that is open this year, but can’t run again because of term limits.

HD36 primary numbers

House District 36 MapHouse District 36 had a reasonably good turnout for Tuesday’s primary election, with about 25 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls.