Southeast News

Dock improvements on deck for IFA

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The Inter-Island Ferry Authority carries about 50,000 passengers each year between Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan. And a recent study by Sheinberg Associates shows that over 12 years, the ferry saved those people more than $14 million. more

Swan Lake gets boost from Senate Finance

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When the committee’s proposed capital budget was unveiled, it included about $3.3 million for the Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s plan to raise the Swan Lake Dam by about six feet. more

Hospital expansion project enters Phase One

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Ketchikan Medical Center was the central theme of Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting, along with some public comment about the ongoing chloramine water disinfection controversy. more

Anti-chloramine petition turned in at City Hall

Ketchikan is seen from the water on a beautiful sunny day.

A petition to place the chloramine water treatment issue in front of city voters was turned in at Ketchikan City Hall Wednesday. It will take at least a couple of days for the city clerk to verify the signatures. more

Ketchikan women remember life in the 1950s

From left, Cathy Bellon, Ernestine Henderson, Kathy Bolling, Elinore Jaconsen and Alaire Stanton. Photo by Lois Munch

The pulp mill had just opened, Water Street was under construction, the hospital was still downtown, it rained a lot and high heels just didn’t do well on boardwalk. more

Regional tribes discuss Canada mine concerns

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Representatives from 11 Southeast Alaska Native tribes came together in Craig last week to talk about transboundary rivers, and the potential harm that Canadian mining projects could have on Alaska’s ecosystem. more

Senators: NOAA trip to China productive, positive

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A March 21 trip to China resulted in potentially positive news for Southeast Alaska’s geoduck clam fishery. During that trip, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials met with counterparts in Beijing, and talked about toxin testing methods. more

Bullock family in Kodiak for 1964 earthquake

Kodiak is seen after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. (NOAA photo)

Susan Bullock, now Susan Stone, was just 9 years old when the earthquake hit. She lived in Kodiak with the rest of the Bullock family. They’d moved there two years earlier when her father, the Rev. Don Bullock, became the community’s Episcopal minister. more

Tom Fowler remembers the 1964 earthquake

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Tom Fowler was only 4 years old when the Good Friday Earthquake hit, but he remembers the event, and even what he was reading at the time. more

Four charged for drugs near Craig School

Four Prince of Wales Island residents face drug charges after they were arrested last week following a search at a home near the Craig School. more