On Saturday, Ketchikan celebrated the laying of the keels for Alaska’s two new ferries, which will be built at Ketchikan’s Vigor Alaska shipyard.
“Create more jobs” is a mantra in Ketchikan, but the problem with more jobs at the shipyard is, workers there need special skills.
A public laying of the keels is set for the two Alaska Marine Highway System day boats that will be built in Ketchikan. It was announced Wednesday that newly elected Gov. Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker will attend the ceremony.
A huge part of the Ward Cove Group’s development plan for borough-owned land off Revilla Road is a proposed senior housing complex, close to the intersection of Revilla and North Tongass Highway.
It’s challenging to get exact numbers of how many homeless kids live in Ketchikan, but the number probably is a lot bigger than you think. 360North hosted a recent public forum in Ketchikan that focused on youth and family homelessness.
The Ketchikan City Council agreed Thursday to accept a compliance order from the state Department of Environmental Conservation over the city’s ongoing water issues.
A compliance order from the state Department of Environmental Conservation spells out what the City of Ketchikan is required to do over the next couple of years to address ongoing water concerns.
That doesn’t mean the island communities will send in an application to the state Local Boundary Commission anytime soon – and maybe not ever.
Thanksgiving is Thursday, and in honor of the annual holiday, KRBD asked people in various locations to share what they are thankful for.
A Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in its lawsuit against the State of Alaska over the state’s education funding mandate. The Borough Assembly talked about Friday’s ruling during Monday night’s regular meeting, and Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst calls it a “big win” for Ketchikan.