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Saxman man in custody for felony assault charge

A Saxman man faces multiple charges for an alleged domestic violence assault yesterday.

Alleged robbery with two-by-four threat

A Ketchikan man faces felony robbery and assault charges after allegedly threatening a man with two-by-fours.

State changes HS graduation exam rules

Legislation changing high school graduation exam requirements goes into effect this year. The new requirements mean more state-funded testing opportunities for high school seniors. The change qualified three dozen former Ketchikan students to receive retroactive diplomas.

Prayer ordinance submitted to Assembly

Two Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly members have introduced an ordinance that would add a prayer to every regular Borough Assembly meeting.

Council OKs hatchery transfer to SSRAA

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is located within City Park.The Ketchikan City Council also declared a public emergency so the city could expedite replacement of some water treatment equipment, learned that several key employees have resigned, and said farewell to longtime Council Member Marty West.

Little Big Thorne: Smaller contract goes to Viking Lumber

The Viking Lumber Mill is on Prince of Wales Island. It was just awarded a contract to log part of the Big Thorne timber sale. (C
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)The Forest Service has awarded a contract to log two-thirds of a controversial Southeast Alaska timber sale. Officials say it’s the first of several contracts for an area called Big Thorne.

Ketchikan debate features three governor candidates

Bill Walker, Care Clift and Gov. Sean Parnell.About 250 people crowded into Ketchikan’s Ted Ferry Civic Center to hear what Libertarian Care Clift, Republican incumbent Sean Parnell and independent Bill Walker had to say.

Felony charges for post-mortem withdrawals

A Ketchikan woman faces multiple felony charges after allegedly clearing out a dead man’s bank accounts this summer.

Hatchery transfer to SSRAA on Council agenda

The entrance to the Deer Mountain Fish Hatchery is seen last summer. The raptor center's eagle flight cage is in the background. That was removed to allow more space for the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association to expand the hatchery operations.The Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and one of the items on the agenda are two motions related to the transfer of the city-owned Deer Mountain Hatchery to the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, or SSRAA.

Governor debate

From left: Bill Walker, Care Clift and Sean Parnell at Wednesday's debate for candidates running for Alaska governor. Nick Bowman of the Ketchikan Daily News moderates.Three candidates for Alaska governor, independent Bill Walker, Libertarian Care Clift and Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, participated in a debate Wednesday in Ketchikan. Click here to listen to the entire event.