Southeast News

City Council votes in favor of chloramination

A crowd showed up for Thursday's Ketchikan City Council meeting. People also lined the hallways outside City Council chambers, and public comment lasted about two hours.

After nearly two hours of public comment Thursday against the city’s plan to switch its water disinfection system from free chlorine to chloramine, the Ketchikan City Council voted to turn on the chloramine portion of the disinfection system on or after April 7. more

Boro will require permits for Herring Cove tours

Herring Cove

Don’t drop off passengers on the highway. Don’t pick them up from the highway. Don’t direct them to the highway. Don’t park in the public right-of-way. Don’t drive too slowly on the bridge. more

City Council to decide chloramine start date

A motion that would set an April 7th start date for the city’s new chloramine water disinfection system is on the Ketchikan City Council agenda for Thursday. more

Assembly nixes proposed Third Avenue rezone

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly held a marathon meeting on Monday, with hours of public comment on a variety of issues. One of the big topics was a proposed rezone of property uphill from Bear Valley. more

Prince Rupert mayor touts economic opportunities

Prince Rupert map

The mayor of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, passed through Ketchikan recently, and took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the local business community. more

Wolf trapping closes this week on Prince of Wales

Fish and Game Unit 2 cropped

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that wolf trapping season for Game Management Unit 2 will close at midnight on Wednesday, March 19. more

Anti-chloramine group trying to collect records

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

Some members of a group that opposes the City of Ketchikan’s new water treatment system met with city officials this week to talk about how best to obtain public records that group members hope will provide answers to the process the city went through when choosing the new system. more

Geoduck dive fishery opens; market found

Geoducks for sale. (Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.)

Southeast Alaska divers were out fishing for geoducks Thursday, for the first time in about two months after processors found a market for the clams outside of China. more

Search for missing boat owner suspended

Station Ketchikan's 47-foot motor life boats are seen during Wednesday's search for John Anderson. Photo submitted by Danny Hoggard.

The search for John Anderson, who went missing sometime late Tuesday night and is believed to have fallen off his houseboat, was suspended Wednesday evening, pending further information. more

Deputy commissioner: Give SB21 a chance

A slide from Bruce Tangeman's Wednesday presentation to the Chamber of Commerce.

The deputy commissioner with the Alaska Department of Revenue was in Ketchikan this week, talking with local groups about SB21, the oil tax bill that was approved by the Legislature, but is the subject of a repeal initiative that will … more