Local News

Southeast Yoga Project offers free classes

Ketchikan local and Portland resident Sarasvati Hewitt is coming home to teach free yoga in Ketchikan and Metlakatla as part of the Southeast Alaska Yoga Project.

Man charged for yelling, kicking, spitting

A man is charged with felony assault in the third degree, harassment in the first degree and disorderly conduct after a Labor Day Weekend altercation.

Alleged assault with Civil War-era rifle

A Ketchikan man is charged with a felony after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend with a Civil War era rifle.

Does Vigor still need local tax, utility breaks?

Ketchikan's shipyard is seen in 2012. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)As Ketchikan’s shipyard continues to grow and attract contracts, questions arose this week about whether the community should continue to offer tax and utility breaks for the property.

Dockside exams for POW commercial vessels

U.S. Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiners will offer dockside exams for commercial fishing vessels in Craig and Klawock Sept. 22 through 24.

Council approves anti-Prop 2 resolution

Ketchikan from the waterThe Ketchikan City Council took a stand against state Ballot Proposition 2 on Thursday by approving a resolution that urges local residents to vote no on the initiative that seeks to legalize marijuana in Alaska.

Local man charged with selling marijuana

A 50-year-old Ketchikan man faces felony charges after he allegedly sold 60 grams of marijuana to a police informant earlier this year.

Borough candidates address issues at forum

WhiteCliffSeven candidates sat in front of the Chamber of Commerce lunch crowd and introduced themselves. Most are running uncontested.

Museum’s mission up for Council approval

Tongass Historical MuseumDeveloping the mission statement and values is the first step toward creating plans to improve the museum’s Centennial Building, according to city officials.

Assembly OKs $ for harbor, OceansAlaska

Hole-in-the-Wall boat harbor.The Assembly agreed to move forward with a loan to OceansAlaska, a nonprofit shellfish seed producer; and agreed to give the City of Ketchikan $200,000 to help pay for the design of the planned Hole-in-the-Wall boat harbor renovation.