Southeast News

Landslide knocks out electricity overnight

A photo of Monday's landslide, submitted by a KRBD listener.A landslide Monday afternoon in the Ward Cove area blocked traffic for several hours, and took out power to Ketchikan’s North End residents until early this morning.

Local same-sex couple files marriage application

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Gay couples in Alaska are filling out marriage license applications following a weekend federal court ruling. One of those couples lives in Ketchikan, and was the first to file for a marriage license here, early Monday.

Walker touts nonpartisan choice for governor

Bill WalkerGubernatorial candidate Bill Walker was in Ketchikan recently for the governors debate hosted by the Ketchikan Daily News. While here, he also attended a meet-and-greet with his running mate, Byron Mallot, including a town-hall style meeting.

Sullivan wants to roll back ‘Obama agenda’

SullivanU.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan stopped in Ketchikan this week as part of his continuing campaign tour around the state.

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.