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Snapshots of Ketchikan’s Independence Day

Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums walked the parade and played their bagpipes around town throughout the day.

Ketchikan celebrated Independence Day with parades, hot dogs, rubber ducks, and lumberjacks. more

City water treatment adjustment moves forward

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In a split vote Thursday night, the Ketchikan City Council narrowly approved a motion to move forward with design work to adjust the city’s water treatment system. The $75,000 contract with CH2M-Hill will bring the project to 35 percent of design, which will provide a cost estimate for completion. more

OceansAlaska funding back on Assembly agenda

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday in regular session. Among the agenda items is a work session to discuss an ordinance that would provide a $144,000 grant to OceansAlaska. more

Two men rescued from barge compartment

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Two men working in a barge docked at Pool Engineering’s Ward Cove site were rescued Thursday morning after they passed out due to low oxygen levels. more

City eyes budget cuts to pay for health insurance

At the request of the Ketchikan City Council, City Manager Karl Amylon has proposed a series of budget cuts to offset increased health insurance costs for non-union city employees. more

City takes preliminary look at water filtration systems

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.

It’s still preliminary, but the City of Ketchikan is looking into filtration as an option for treating its water. Filtration would solve some of the city’s recent water woes, but it wouldn’t necessarily mean the end to chemical disinfection. more

New Sealaska leaders promise growth, changes

New Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott addresses shareholders June 28 at the regional Native corporation's annual meeting near the SeaTac Airport. (Photo Courtesy Sealaska)

Sealaska’s new board chairman and CEO say the regional Native corporation is gearing up for growth. more

Rotary Beach access project damaged

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Apparent vandalism has hit another local project, this time a new set of stairs under construction at Rotary Beach, meant to help improve access to the popular site. more

Fourth of July events

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The Fourth of July is coming up on Friday, and as usual, Alaska’s First City has plenty of activities to offer. more

IFA Hollis dock breaks, cancels Sunday sailings

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The Inter-Island Ferry Authority canceled its Sunday sailings between Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan because the Hollis dock was broken. more