A Southeast Alaska commercial fishing couple is headed to Oman, on the southern Arabian Peninsula. They’re taking about a hundred pounds of frozen wild Alaska salmon with them on a diplomatic trip to share American culture, Alaska seafood and small-business-management techniques.
The Ketchikan City Council Thursday voted unanimously and without discussion to approve a new three-year contract with the Ketchikan Professional Firefighters Association.
Port community leaders worry next summer’s ferry schedule will be as unreliable as this summer’s.
Four Haines residents survived a plane crash yesterday afternoon and swam through 5-foot seas to get to the rocky shore.
Contract negotiations with three different union groups are included in Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting, along with discussions of potential litigation, and the annual evaluations for the City Manager and City Clerk.
The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus is expanding its eLearning program to better serve students in Metlakatla, Craig and other Alaska Native and rural communities.
Local animal rescue groups took some of the pets from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough-run shelter, other animals were adopted within the community, and it was announced this week that the shelter in Sitka has raised money to fly the remaining dogs to that community.
Sealaska will distribute $17.5 million in dividends to its 22,000 shareholders Dec. 3. Most of the money comes from sister corporations' resource earnings.
During a public hearing on the ordinance, residents of South Tongass who spoke were overwhelmingly opposed to the motion, which would have required homes currently not hooked up to the water system to connect upon transfer of ownership.
Locally, Ketchikan commercial landings totaled 87 million pounds in 2014, according to the NOAA report, with a value of about $45 million. That’s down quite a bit from the previous year, which saw 144 million pounds, valued at $76 million.