Southeast News

Senators: NOAA trip to China productive, positive


A March 21 trip to China resulted in potentially positive news for Southeast Alaska’s geoduck clam fishery. During that trip, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials met with counterparts in Beijing, and talked about toxin testing methods. more

Bullock family in Kodiak for 1964 earthquake

Kodiak is seen after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. (NOAA photo)

Susan Bullock, now Susan Stone, was just 9 years old when the earthquake hit. She lived in Kodiak with the rest of the Bullock family. They’d moved there two years earlier when her father, the Rev. Don Bullock, became the community’s Episcopal minister. more

Tom Fowler remembers the 1964 earthquake

Alaska Earthquake Information Center photo

Tom Fowler was only 4 years old when the Good Friday Earthquake hit, but he remembers the event, and even what he was reading at the time. more

Four charged for drugs near Craig School

Four Prince of Wales Island residents face drug charges after they were arrested last week following a search at a home near the Craig School. more

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