Two face unrelated, felony drug charges

The Alaska and American flags fly at the State Office Building downtown.Two Ketchikan locals face felony drug possession and distribution charges in two separate cases heard today in court.

Shaw files as write-in for borough mayor

Ketchikan’s youngest elected official hopes to become the community’s youngest mayor.

Public Lands Day Saturday

Leslie Swada and Colleen Farrell speak about “National Public Lands Day” and events and volunteer opportunities coming up this weekend.  PublicLandsmore

Metlakatla announces city council candidates

Metlakatla announced the candidates for city council today.

School Board to consider last-minute teacher hires

HoughtalingThe Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday night will consider new teacher positions at two elementary schools and technology purchases for the Alaska Digital Academy.

KPU resolving issues with Whitman generators

The Whitman Lake dam. (Alaska Energy Authority photo)Ketchikan’s newest source of hydroelectric power at Whitman Lake is at least a few weeks away from completion. While most of the work is done, both generators have issues that need to be resolved before Whitman can start adding its 4.6 megawatts to the city-owned Ketchikan Public Utilities electric grid.

Weather changes local cruise ship schedule

StarPrincessDue to offshore weather, Wednesday will be a two-ship day in Ketchikan.

Emergency drill set for October 4th

Emergency responders, hospital workers and others will participate in an emergency drill Saturday morning at the Ketchikan International Airport. Volunteers are still needed.

Local man charged with drug distribution

A Ketchikan man faces five felony drug possession and distribution charges today after a traffic stop allegedly revealed more than 60 grams of various drugs and $45,000 in cash.

Woman arraigned for roll-over DUI crash

A 39-year-old Ketchikan woman faces charges after a roll-over accident this weekend.