Southeast News

Southeast daycare ‘crisis’

Daycare1Daycare in the region has always been problematic, but it’s hit a breaking point.

Headlights on, all the time

HeadlightsStarting now, sections of state highways throughout Southeast Alaska will require drivers to turn their headlights on at all times, even during the day.

Assembly approves funding for OceansAlaska

WhiteCliffIn a split vote Monday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved an ordinance providing $144,000 now to OceansAlaska, and directing the borough manager to start negotiating a loan of $600,000 to the struggling shellfish seed producer.

Pink building pilots federal biomass boiler study

Federal Building cropThe Federal Building in Ketchikan, referred to by locals as “the pink building,” has been involved in an energy pilot project for the past couple of years.

Seiner engine room floods, USCG responds

Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boarding team members help the crew of the fishing vessel Vernon dewater their engine room near Ketchikan on Friday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Ketchikan)A six-person seiner taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning was helped out by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and escorted back to port.

Bridge fishing to continue, at least for the present

TouristsStedmanStreetBridgeThe Ketchikan City Council on Thursday didn’t take any firm action to restrict fishing from the Stedman Street Bridge, but Council members asked city management to bring back some ideas to address concerns.

To fish, or not to fish

Fishing Stedman BridgeThe Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and among the topics on the agenda is a discussion about fishing off the Stedman Street Bridge, and whether to regulate that activity.

Hollis French makes Ketchikan campaign stop

Hollis French, candidate for lieutenant governor, speaks at Wednesday's Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.Sen. Hollis French is on the campaign trail, running as a Democrat for lieutenant governor. He is in the middle of a Southeast tour, and stopped in Ketchikan this week.

News photographer Hall Anderson retires

Grand Marshal Hall Anderson, still taking photos, rides at the front of the Fourth of July parade.Ketchikan Daily News staff photographer Hall Anderson retired July 3 after three decades of documenting nearly every noteworthy event that’s happened on the island.

Ketchikan Assembly OKs OceansAlaska funding

Oyster spat grows at OceansAlaska.Following about two hours of discussion Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a $144,000 grant to OceansAlaska, and directed the borough manager to investigate a loan of up to $600,000 for that nonprofit shellfish seed producer.