Assembly approves increased airport fees

The covered ramp for walk-on airport ferry passengers. (Photo by Emily Files)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance Monday that will raise various airport fees, including the cost to ride the airport ferry.

Saxman man jailed for assault, resisting arrest

A Saxman man is in custody after an alleged weekend fight over rent.

Four more file for local elected office

Ketchikan City Council Member Dick Coose seeks to keep his seat while Kevin Staples, a political newcomer filed to run for Council; incumbent Borough Assembly Member Glen Thompson filed for re-election, and former Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Member David Landis is running for borough mayor.

USCG tows disabled boat to Knudson Cove

A U.S. Coast Guard response boat tows a disabled vessel to Knudson Cove on Sunday.A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Station Ketchikan helped two boaters on Sunday after their 15-foot vessel became disabled near Ketchikan.

Local SEAK Fair prize-winners

Creative Ketchikanites and Prince of Wales residents won a number of prizes for their exhibits at the Southeast Alaska State Fair earlier this month in Haines.

Library services you may not know about

librariesLibrarians talk about services offered through the library consortium, including the national inter-library loan program, research assistance and more.

Airport-fee increases up for Assembly approval

AirportA public hearing and second reading for an ordinance that would increase a number of fees at the airport, including the cost to ride the ferry, is on Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agenda.

From Calif. to Gustavus, by foot and kayak

Zachary Brown stopped in Ketchikan during his walk/kayak trip from California to Gustavus.If you’re boating through the Inside Passage between Ketchikan and Gustavus in the next few weeks, keep an eye out for Zachary Brown.

Kayhi football game against Seward is back on

The Ketchikan High School football team will play Seward High School at home on August 30th.

Area teachers learn to use art in the classroom

Ed Littlefield taught Tlingit culture and music, including drumming, at the Institute.How do you incorporate visual art into a history class? Or theater into a math class? Ketchikan public school teachers had the chance to answer questions like these in a two-week arts program called the Basic Arts Institute.