The Canadian Navy landed in Ketchikan Friday. It’s not an invasion, though; the HMCS Whitehorse is in Alaska’s First City on a goodwill visit, and will open the ship for public tours on Sunday.
A boroughwide marijuana sales tax of up to 10 percent, and a rezone request to allow a commercial marijuana cultivation site on Gravina Island are in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.
Team Alula is the most celebrated disqualified team to finish the Race to Alaska.
Verizon officially arrived in Ketchikan on Wednesday.
The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday approved a marijuana cultivation permit application contingent upon satisfactory review by the City Fire Marshall.
Ketchikan’s original musical melodrama “The Fish Pirate’s Daughter” turns 50 this year, and there was a big celebration, reunion of the original cast members and a special performance.
Ketchikan residents have been watching the Race to Alaska with great interest again this year, especially the teams with local sailors on board.
A boroughwide sales tax on marijuana of up to 10-percent was introduced Tuesday night by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. The Assembly also rejected a proposal to make Rotary Beach an off-leash beach for dogs during limited hours.
The Race to Alaska is still happening, with various teams making their way from Port Townsend, Wash., to Ketchikan. But, race organizers had a party and awards ceremony at the Alaska Fish House on Saturday for the teams that blew through the finish line in the first week of the race.
The coveted second-place prize of steak knives has been claimed in this year’s second annual Race to Alaska.