Southeast News

News photographer Hall Anderson retires

Grand Marshal Hall Anderson, still taking photos, rides at the front of the Fourth of July parade.

Ketchikan Daily News staff photographer Hall Anderson retired July 3 after three decades of documenting nearly every noteworthy event that’s happened on the island. more

Ketchikan Assembly OKs OceansAlaska funding

Oyster spat grows at OceansAlaska.

Following about two hours of discussion Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a $144,000 grant to OceansAlaska, and directed the borough manager to investigate a loan of up to $600,000 for that nonprofit shellfish seed producer. more

City water treatment adjustment moves forward

Ketchikan from the water

In a split vote Thursday night, the Ketchikan City Council narrowly approved a motion to move forward with design work to adjust the city’s water treatment system. The $75,000 contract with CH2M-Hill will bring the project to 35 percent of design, which will provide a cost estimate for completion. more

Two men rescued from barge compartment

Ward Cove

Two men working in a barge docked at Pool Engineering’s Ward Cove site were rescued Thursday morning after they passed out due to low oxygen levels. more

City takes preliminary look at water filtration systems

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.

It’s still preliminary, but the City of Ketchikan is looking into filtration as an option for treating its water. Filtration would solve some of the city’s recent water woes, but it wouldn’t necessarily mean the end to chemical disinfection. more

IFA Hollis dock breaks, cancels Sunday sailings

IFAFerry

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority canceled its Sunday sailings between Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan because the Hollis dock was broken. more

Vandalism, shooting halts work at KYI paintball site

Ketchikan from the water

Vandalism and nearby gunshots prompted a local nonprofit to halt work on a summer work effort by a team of AmeriCorps volunteers, who came to Ketchikan specifically to build a new paintball field for local youth. more

Pot: Legalize or not?

National Public Radio image.

During Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch, a Ketchikan Police Department officer who focuses on drug enforcement talked about the cons of legalization. But, the coordinator for the statewide effort to pass the ballot measure said those arguments are scare tactics. more

Overdue boaters found safe on a beach

Alaska Department of Fish and Game image

Two overdue boaters were found safe early Tuesday afternoon on a beach in the Unuk River area north of Behm Canal. more

Morris dance groups perform in Ketchikan

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The Anchorage-based Rant and Raven Morris Dance group kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration and ferry cruise with a performance under Ketchikan’s downtown Berth IV shelter. more