Southeast News

Malaspina crew helps in Canada rescue effort

The Malaspina returns from Skagway. (Photo by Gillfoto/Flickr Creative Commons)One of the three Atlantic Harvester 1 crew members was rescued. The other two remain missing.

Coast Guard assisting in rescue off BC coast

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter SPAR heads south down Tongass Narrows on Friday, toward the Queen Charlotte Islands, to help with a drifting freighter in Canadian waters.A 440-foot 11-crew freight vessel, the Simushir, ran into trouble off the coast of British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands on Friday, and was disabled and adrift, with about 167,000 gallons of fuel on board.

Airport crash drill tests Ketchikan response teams

SprayingTheBusThere are people with lacerations, head injuries, a young girl with scissors sticking out of her neck and a woman with her arm missing from below the elbow. It’s a horror show, but one where all the victims are laughing, gossiping and eating donuts.

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.