Local News

City takes preliminary look at water filtration systems

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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

State flags to be lowered Tuesday for Fred Brown

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Gov. Sean Parnell announced Monday that state flags will be lowered on Tuesday in honor of former Representative Fred Brown. more

Soboleff wins Sealaska board seat, Nelson becomes chairman

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The Sealaska regional Native corporation has a new board member and a new board chairman. more

Vandalism, shooting halts work at KYI paintball site

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Vandalism and nearby gunshots prompted a local nonprofit to halt work on a summer work effort by a team of AmeriCorps volunteers, who came to Ketchikan specifically to build a new paintball field for local youth. more

Point Higgins School light pole hit, damaged

Alaska State Troopers are looking for the driver who was “spinning brodies” in the dirt parking lot at Point Higgins Elementary School, lost control and hit a light pole. more

How will Sealaska solve its money problems?

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Sealaska’s new CEO, new board chairman and at least one new board member face the challenges of a new economic reality. more