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Pride event celebrates diversity and equality

Some of the people attending Ketchikan's 3rd annual Pride Picnic.Ketchikan’s 3rd Annual Pride Picnic took place last June 3rd. The event brings together friends, family and strangers to celebrate diversity and equality; and LGBT people.

Road to open up more of Gravina to logging

The dotted line shows the route for the logging road to be built to Vallenar Bay.The Alaska Division of Forestry has awarded a contract to connect an existing road in the Vallenar Bay area to the rest of the island’s road system. Petersburg’s Rock-N-Road Construction won the $3.5 million contract.

Dock repair starting, tourist traffic changes

A cruise-ship lightering boat passes a salvage tugboat docked at Ketchikan's Berth 3, which was extensively damaged by the cruise ship Infinity on Friday. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The city of Ketchikan has hired Turnagain Marine Construction to repair Ketchikan’s Berth 3. Work should be complete by July 5, possibly earlier.

Hiker injured after 80-foot fall

A 19-year-old woman was injured after falling approximately 80 feet down a steep slope on Brown Mountain. The woman was hiking with two friends when the accident happened at about noon Monday (June 6th). Jerry Kiffer is with the Ketchikan … more

Advocates for older Alaskans

Lisa Gowdy with the State of Alaska Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman taks about the rights of seniors in long-term care facilities and volunteer opportunities.

Assembly backs enforcement of federal pot laws

A 5 percent sales tax on pot is before the Ketchikan City Council tonight. (KRBD file photo)Should local government enforce federal drug laws as it regulates marijuana? That question was before the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly at its Monday meeting.

Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby underway

Derby Coordinator Michael Briggs speaks about the first two weeks of the derby, prize categories and more. There’s still time to fish in the derby. derbymore

New top derby fish nearly 50 pounds

Misty Pattison holds up her 48.6 pound Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Ketchikan King Salmon Derby.Misty Pattison caught a monster of a king salmon Sunday. The 48.6-pound fish is now the leader in the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby.

Revilla High School graduates Class of 2016

A Revilla High School graduate reads a letter of thanks during the June 1graduation ceremony. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)More than two dozen Revilla High School graduates took to the stage last week to celebrate their achievements.

Ship sails south after damaging Ketchikan dock

A large scrape shows one area where the cruise ship Infinity struck a Ketchikan dock June 3. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The cruise ship Infinity is on its way south for repairs. The 90,000-ton ship crashed into a Ketchikan dock Friday afternoon, sustaining scrapes and a small hole above the waterline.