Southeast News

Kayhi auto shop teacher retiring after 14 years

David Sweetman, Jeasten Correa, and Daniel Guthrie in the Kayhi auto shop.

Ketchikan High School’s longtime Automotive Technology teacher is retiring after this semester. David Sweetman has been teaching students how to do oil changes and repair car brakes for 14 years. more

Infusion suite opens at Ketchikan hospital

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The chemotherapy suite opened last week with a special ceremony, and the first patients tried it out on Tuesday. more

Solar flare means good chance of northern lights

UAF Geophysical Institute photo.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute is predicting high northern lights activity Wednesday night for the Northern U.S. and Canada. more

USFS needs Tongass committee members

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The 15-member volunteer panel will meet monthly to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service on management strategies for the Tongass National Forest, with an emphasis on the transition to young-growth timber. more

Taylor named District 17 Petty Officer of the Year

Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Taylor displays a commemorative plate given to him by the Armed Forces YMCA of Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.)

Christopher Taylor, a Coast Guard engineering petty officer serving at Station Ketchikan, has been named Coast Guard 17th District 2013 Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year. more

Police arrest man for meth as he steps off the ferry

Ketchikan police arrested a 39-year-old Washington State man Sunday morning and charged him with possession and intent to distribute about 7 ounces of methamphetamine. more

Political solution sought for China geoduck ban

Geoducks for sale. (Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.)

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and members of the Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association talked last week about the possibility that China’s ban on Alaska and Washington State geoducks is based more on politics than on science. more

Early childhood programs available in Ketchikan

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What’s available in Ketchikan for parents of young children? more

HB75 would expand Pick.Click.Give.

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, seen here on a nice summer day, is one of the local nonprofit organizations that could sign up for Pick.Click.Give. if House Bill 75 is adopted.

A bill that would remove a cumbersome requirement for nonprofit agencies to participate in the statewide Pick.Click.Give. program is making its way through the House. more

Borough Assembly nixes draft letter to Gov. Parnell

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.

The proposed letter of response, which was voted down on Tuesday, had strongly questioned Gov. Sean Parnell’s statements, and claimed that his comments diminished the borough’s trust in the state. more