Ortiz, who is running for re-election against challengers Bob Sivertsen, a Republican, and Kenneth Shaw of the Constitution Party, spoke Wednesday during the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.
A pilot who crashed his privately owned floatplane on the shore of Clover Lake on Prince of Wales Island shortly after takeoff was rescued Monday by a U.S. Coast Guard crew.
About a week after he was apprehended for the strangling death of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Albert Peter Macasaet was arraigned Tuesday in Ketchikan District Court.
A proposal to establish a boroughwide retail marijuana tax was indefinitely postponed Monday following lengthy discussion and several attempts to amend the ordinance.
The Alaska Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that the closure will mean the loss of 15 jobs, and that Ketchikan-area youth who require detention now will be sent to Juneau.
A hiker was rescued on Deer Mountain Saturday afternoon. The 54-year-old Ketchikan man suffered a knee injury and was experiencing seizures.
Ken Tonjes, chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, announced he’ll be leaving his position at the end of the year in order to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
The Ketchikan School Board talked briefly Wednesday about transgender policies for student athletes, and how such policies need to be uniform for state competitions.
A Stedman Street building burned Wednesday afternoon, sparked by a van that caught on fire while parked next to the building.
More than a week after 27-year-old Judylee Guthrie was found dead next to a trail near Klawock on Prince of Wales Island, her boyfriend, Albert Peter Macasaet III, also 27, was arrested following a standoff Tuesday afternoon.