Southeast News

Ketchikan borough to consider mine resolution

Muddy water from the breached Mount Polley Mine tailings pond dam floods a downstream creek and road Monday. (Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre photo)A resolution urging the International Joint Commission to get involved in the issue of transboundary mines will be in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.

State identifies body from Blackberry Lane fire

The state Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified a body from last week’s house fire as that of the resident, 49-year-old Ralph Smith of Ketchikan.

Kayhi auditorium packed for Supreme Court Live

SCLive5Alaska’s Supreme Court was in Ketchikan this week – all five members. They were here for Supreme Court Live, during which the court hears oral arguments for a real case. But instead of a courtroom, it’s heard at a high school.

Delta to offer seasonal service to Ketchikan

AirportDelta Airlines announced Wednesday that it will launch daily nonstop service next spring to five new destinations, including seasonal service to Ketchikan and Sitka.

Alaska Supreme Court to hear case at Kayhi

This Alaska Public Media photo shows Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.Alaska’s Supreme Court is in Alaska’s First City for a live event at Ketchikan High School, set to start at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Borough explores ways to improve animal protection

AnimalShelterThe Ketchikan animal shelter is inadequate for the needs of the borough. Pretty much everyone agrees with that statement, and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is working toward improving the shelter, as well as the services that the Animal Protection Department provides.

Latest count shows Ortiz ahead for HD36

Recently elected House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event.With independent candidate Dan Ortiz in the lead by 102 votes, the House District 36 race is unofficially over, according to Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai.

Ketchikan man believed dead after fire, shooting

This Alaska State Trooper photo shows the State Fire Marshal at the scene of Wednesday's Blackberry Lane house fire. An excavator is helping authorities search the debris for evidence.A 49-year-old Ketchikan man is believed dead in a Wednesday-night house fire after reportedly shooting a gun into the air and then probably running back into his burning home. Investigators reported early Thursday evening that they found a body in the ashes of the destroyed house.

Klein pulls ahead in nail-biter HD36 race

hd36Chamber forumRepublican Chere Klein, who was a mere 19 votes behind after last week’s general election, now is nine votes ahead of independent Dan Ortiz.

Caucus leaves positions open for tight races

Flag of AlaskaThe fate of the local House District 36 race remains up in the air, but the Alaska House Majority and Bush caucuses still met this week with local Republican candidate Chere Klein.