Local News

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.

Klein is the apparent HD36 Republican nominee

Chere Klein, Agnes Moran and Patti Mackey prepare to go live on air for a candidate forum on KRBD.Chere Klein, a Ketchikan resident who has worked for the past couple of years in the Legislature for now-retiring Rep. Peggy Wilson apparently won the Republican nomination Tuesday for her boss’s seat.

Officer fined after dog chased chickens

A city police officer was charged with a minor offense and fined $160 after his dog attacked neighborhood chickens.

Local man charged with vehicle theft, DUI, drugs

A 24-year-old Ketchikan man faces two felony charges and a misdemeanor after police found him unresponsive behind the wheel of a running vehicle Monday.

DOT seeks Southeast Transportation Plan input

StateFerryThe draft plan doesn’t include any action related to Ketchikan’s Gravina Access Project. That point was a concern included in comments approved Monday by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Even with new rules, Herring Cove still chaotic

Sourdough Tours guide Laurie Weller shows a group of tourists the view from Herring Cove.The Herring Cove Tourism Management Program puts regulations on tour operators that do not exist anywhere else in Ketchikan.

Assembly approves increased airport fees

The covered ramp for walk-on airport ferry passengers. (Photo by Emily Files)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance Monday that will raise various airport fees, including the cost to ride the airport ferry.

Saxman man jailed for assault, resisting arrest

A Saxman man is in custody after an alleged weekend fight over rent.