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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

Birthday cupcakes exempt from nutrition guidelines

kayhi

Last week, the Ketchikan School Board adopted new student nutrition and physical activity guidelines, but only after inserting a “cupcake clause.” more

Dock improvements on deck for IFA

IFAFerry

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority carries about 50,000 passengers each year between Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan. And a recent study by Sheinberg Associates shows that over 12 years, the ferry saved those people more than $14 million. more

POW, Metlakatla schools awarded tech grants

Hydaburg and Annette Island school districts were among three Alaska Native groups that received advanced telecommunications technology grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development office. more

Budget process: Knowns & known unknowns

Ketchikan’s school district budget process is full of knowns and known unknowns. The unknowns that we know about include how many students the district will have next year and how much the Legislature will provide for each of those students. more