Southeast News

Ketchikan Lakes coliform problem continues

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.

Ketchikan Lakes is the city’s source of tap water, and before 2011 it always tested OK. Since then, though, it has exceeded allowed levels of coliform. more

OceansAlaska admits financial problems

Oyster spat grows at OceansAlaska.

OceansAlaska, a Ketchikan-based shellfish seed producer, is in a financial mess. Officials with the nonprofit admitted as much during Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting. more

Parnell signs SB99 to allow POW mine loans

Gov. Sean Parnell signs SB99 into law during a special Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch on Monday.

Gov. Sean Parnell was in Ketchikan on Monday to sign into law Senate Bill 99, which allows the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds for two Southeast Alaska mining projects, plus a loan for Sitka’s Blue Lake … more

Carnival gets a wet welcome on its first day


It’s been 30 years since the Chugiak-based Golden Wheel Amusements traveling fair has come to Ketchikan. And the first day the fair opened following that three-decade absence, it rained more than 3 inches. more

Nourse hired as Alaska’s deputy regional forester

Becky Nourse, the former deputy forest supervisor for the Tongass National Forest is returning to Alaska, this time as the deputy regional forester. more

POW developer releases ‘Tlingit Song’ app

Tlingit Song is just that – an app filled with Tlingit music. more

Ketchikan exchange student in Thailand


Thailand’s army staged a military coup this week, following about six months of political conflict. In the middle of all that is Sarah Gucker, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Ketchikan. more

Caught a king? It’s probably from a hatchery

(SSRAA map)

Are you fishing the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby? If you catch a nice, big king, you might want to call the Whitman Lake hatchery and thank them. more

Boro’s education lawsuit set for oral arguments

Revilla Alternative School is part of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District.

The lawsuit, filed in January, challenges the state over what the borough says is an unfair mandate requiring boroughs and first-class cities — but not anyone else — to fund a minimum level for local schools. more

Three Ketchikan residents become U.S. citizens

Rogelio Casilla, Crispin Casilla and Gulagdo Rarican receive their certificates of citizenship Friday from immigration services officer Gary Johnson.

The three new Americans are Rogelio Casilla, Crispin Casilla and Gulagdo Rarican. more