Southeast News

1st meeting for Tongass Advisory Committee

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The newly formed Tongass Advisory Committee will have its first meeting next week in Ketchikan. more

Plea agreement reached in June standoff incident

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A 30-year-old Ketchikan man who was charged in mid-June with felony assault, terrorist threatening, weapons misconduct and violating his conditions of release pleaded guilty Tuesday to the assault and weapons charges. more

Council OKs bond props for voter approval

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The Ketchikan City Council agreed during a special meeting last week to place a couple of $5 million bond packages on the October ballot, to pay for water and sewer pipe replacement projects. more

Southeast daycare ‘crisis’

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Daycare in the region has always been problematic, but it’s hit a breaking point. more

Headlights on, all the time

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Starting now, sections of state highways throughout Southeast Alaska will require drivers to turn their headlights on at all times, even during the day. more

Assembly approves funding for OceansAlaska

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In a split vote Monday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved an ordinance providing $144,000 now to OceansAlaska, and directing the borough manager to start negotiating a loan of $600,000 to the struggling shellfish seed producer. more

Pink building pilots federal biomass boiler study

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The Federal Building in Ketchikan, referred to by locals as “the pink building,” has been involved in an energy pilot project for the past couple of years. more

Seiner engine room floods, USCG responds

Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boarding team members help the crew of the fishing vessel Vernon dewater their engine room near Ketchikan on Friday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Ketchikan)

A six-person seiner taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning was helped out by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and escorted back to port. more

Bridge fishing to continue, at least for the present

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The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday didn’t take any firm action to restrict fishing from the Stedman Street Bridge, but Council members asked city management to bring back some ideas to address concerns. more

To fish, or not to fish

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The Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and among the topics on the agenda is a discussion about fishing off the Stedman Street Bridge, and whether to regulate that activity. more