It will cost passengers more to ride the state ferry starting in the summer. That’s when fares for most Alaska Marine Highway trips will increase by 4.5%.
Halo the dog was born blind. She spent much of her 11 years outside and neglected. But, thanks to the Ketchikan Humane Society, its network of caring foster homes and, finally, a new family, she’ll spend her twilight years in loving comfort.
The 12-week program is offered each fall, with full-day classes each weekday. Those classes include basic welding, diesel engines, marine electrical systems, hydraulics and refrigeration.
A 32-year-old Hydaburg woman faces felony drug charges after allegedly trying to bring hundreds of Oxycodone tablets from Seattle to Ketchikan.
A 32-year-old man from Alabama faces felony burglary and assault charges after allegedly breaking into a South Tongass home, threatening the homeowner and, briefly, engaging in a standoff with Alaska State Troopers.
A controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government. Critics say it could pollute salmon-bearing rivers.
Holy Name Parish in Ketchikan will be getting a new priest in February. The Diocese of Juneau announced this week that the Rev. Patrick Travers will leave St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Juneau to serve as the pastor of Holy Name.
More than five months before the 2015 season is due to start, the City of Ketchikan has released a draft of next summer’s cruise ship schedule.
The Ketchikan City Council spent a lot of time Thursday night talking about water rates. The point of contention was how to raise rates in a way that gets fish processors and other large, industrial water customers on the path toward paying a fair rate, and reducing the subsidy that residential customers currently provide.
The agreement provides raises for teachers in each of the three years: One percent for the first year, retroactive to July 1, and 2.5 percent for each of the subsequent years of the contract.