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Tourists react to flightseeing fatalities

The Holland America Cruise Ship Westerdam prepares to dock in Juneau July 16, 2012. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)One day after a fatal floatplane crash, propeller sounds and sales pitches could still be heard on the docks in Ketchikan.

No survivors in Misty Fiords plane crash

MistyMapNine people died Thursday afternoon when the DeHavilland Otter floatplane they were traveling in went down near Ella Lake in Misty Fiords National Monument near Ketchikan.

New fence goes up at State Building

DSC_0226Ketchikan’s 40-year-old State Building has a new six-foot chain-link fence. In February, the building-wide security committee noticed the parking garage’s old guard rail was in disrepair and decided to use some building improvement funds for a new fence.

Tribe boycotts FedEx over ‘Redskins’ support

The Juneau-based Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced Thursday that it has sent notice to all employees to stop using FedEx services, citing the national delivery company’s sponsorship of the Washington Redskins football team.

Totem pole conservation

State Museum Conservator Ellen Carlee is in Ketchikan examining totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center. She explains the survey process and conservation efforts.

Sunshine affects sales

DSC_0192Ketchikan’s summer tourism season is well underway. Record low rainfall in May and warmer-than-usual temperatures had a lot tourists smiling, but in a place known for rain is sunshine bad for business?

Council to start work on 2016 budget

Thursday's work session will allow the Ketchikan City Council to make some policy decisions to help city management draft next year’s spending plan.

Chautauqua kicks off SE tour in Ketchikan

The Chautaqua kicked off with a parade from downtown to the Gateway Rec Center. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The event included parades, potlucks, free workshops and a variety show, with everything from jugglers and magicians, to hula hoopsters and musicians.

KSM mine targets richer ore while seeking investors

A glacier reflects in a naturally occurring pool of rusty, acidic water at the site of one of the KSM Prospect's planned open-pit mines. The British Columbia project, northeast of Ketchikan, is drilling for higher-value ore this summer. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)A Canadian mining company says it’s found richer deposits of gold and copper ore at its controversial KSM project.

Understanding grief

Counselor Jan Lighthill speaks about the process of grief and how everyone grieves differently. Members of local bereavement support groups share their experiences and advice.