Southeast News

Assembly introduces prayer ordinance

IMG_1696An ordinance that would add a prayer to the regular Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting agenda passed in first reading Monday.

Clift offers a different voice in governor race

Carolyn "Care" CliftCarolyn “Care” Clift is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Alaska governor. She was in Ketchikan last week for a debate with other governor candidates, and to learn more about a region she’s not visited very often.

Council OKs hatchery transfer to SSRAA

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is located within City Park.The Ketchikan City Council also declared a public emergency so the city could expedite replacement of some water treatment equipment, learned that several key employees have resigned, and said farewell to longtime Council Member Marty West.

Ketchikan debate features three governor candidates

Bill Walker, Care Clift and Gov. Sean Parnell.About 250 people crowded into Ketchikan’s Ted Ferry Civic Center to hear what Libertarian Care Clift, Republican incumbent Sean Parnell and independent Bill Walker had to say.

Governor debate

From left: Bill Walker, Care Clift and Sean Parnell at Wednesday's debate for candidates running for Alaska governor. Nick Bowman of the Ketchikan Daily News moderates.Three candidates for Alaska governor, independent Bill Walker, Libertarian Care Clift and Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, participated in a debate Wednesday in Ketchikan. Click here to listen to the entire event.

KPU resolving issues with Whitman generators

The Whitman Lake dam. (Alaska Energy Authority photo)Ketchikan’s newest source of hydroelectric power at Whitman Lake is at least a few weeks away from completion. While most of the work is done, both generators have issues that need to be resolved before Whitman can start adding its 4.6 megawatts to the city-owned Ketchikan Public Utilities electric grid.

Ketchikan shipyard to build two Alaska ferries

Adam Beck and Gov. Sean Parnell sign the contact for Vigor Alaska to build two new state ferries.It’s official: The Ketchikan Shipyard will build two new ferries for the State of Alaska over the next few years.

‘Hawking’ issue brought to Ketchikan City Council

MissionStreetSummerThe Ketchikan City Council heard Thursday from some downtown business owners about the increasing problem of hawking – store employees who call out to potential customers in an attempt to lure them into a store.

Both sides represented at pot-prop hearing

National Public Radio image.A Ketchikan hearing on Proposition 2, a ballot measure that seeks to legalize marijuana, was well-attended Thursday. About two-dozen local residents were there, and comments reflected the statewide debate with opinions on both sides of the issue.

PFD amount: $1,884

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend amount during a news conference Wednesday morning.