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No injuries in Tuesday floatplane accident

The Jordan Lake Cabin. (USFS photo)Nobody was injured when a floatplane flipped over yesterday in Jordan Lake, north of Ketchikan.

UA Lands office gets Gravina timber proposal


A timber harvest has been proposed on Gravina Island in the Blank Inlet area, on land owned by the University of Alaska.

According to a public notice on the UA lands office website, the university received a letter of interest … more

Body found Tuesday morning

Ketchikan Police DepartmentA body believed to be that of a missing Ketchikan man was found just before 11:00 Tuesday morning under the E.C. Phillips building on Tongass Avenue.

Local man charged with kidnapping, assault

birdA 23-year-old Ketchikan man has been charged with kidnapping and assault following an incident Monday at a home on Pine Street.

Ktn Foundation hands out first grant awards

Foundation advisory board chair Christa Bruce, left, awards $2,500 to Ketchikan’s Special Olympics program. (Photo courtesy Ketchikan Community Foundation)About three years after forming, the Ketchikan Community Foundation handed out its first grants to local nonprofit agencies on Friday.

Schoenbar totem grant up for Board consideration

birdThe Ketchikan School Board will vote Wednesday on a grant proposal for a totem pole art project at Schoenbar Middle School.

Whales, volcanoes and fossils. Oh, my!

Fourth-graders took a tour of Carroll Inlet on board two Allen marine boats. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)About 150 Ketchikan fourth-graders took a field trip to Carroll Inlet last week.

Boy injures hand playing with fireworks

birdA 12-year-old boy suffered extensive injuries to his right hand Thursday evening while playing with fireworks in a rock pit in the Saxman area.

Good to the last drop

Jane BolimaFor the first time in about six years, Ketchikan residents were able to donate blood. Vigor Industrial staff helped coordinate the two-and-a-half-day event that saw about 100 donors.

Local artist picked for state park residency

(Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)A Ketchikan artist has been picked for this summer’s Alaska State Parks artist-in-residence program at the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park outside of Juneau.