Southeast News

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.

City water treatment adjustment moves forward

Ketchikan from the waterIn a split vote Thursday night, the Ketchikan City Council narrowly approved a motion to move forward with design work to adjust the city’s water treatment system. The $75,000 contract with CH2M-Hill will bring the project to 35 percent of design, which will provide a cost estimate for completion.

Two men rescued from barge compartment

Ward CoveTwo men working in a barge docked at Pool Engineering’s Ward Cove site were rescued Thursday morning after they passed out due to low oxygen levels.

City takes preliminary look at water filtration systems

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.It’s still preliminary, but the City of Ketchikan is looking into filtration as an option for treating its water. Filtration would solve some of the city’s recent water woes, but it wouldn’t necessarily mean the end to chemical disinfection.

IFA Hollis dock breaks, cancels Sunday sailings

IFAFerryThe Inter-Island Ferry Authority canceled its Sunday sailings between Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan because the Hollis dock was broken.

Vandalism, shooting halts work at KYI paintball site

Ketchikan from the waterVandalism and nearby gunshots prompted a local nonprofit to halt work on a summer work effort by a team of AmeriCorps volunteers, who came to Ketchikan specifically to build a new paintball field for local youth.

Pot: Legalize or not?

National Public Radio image.During Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch, a Ketchikan Police Department officer who focuses on drug enforcement talked about the cons of legalization. But, the coordinator for the statewide effort to pass the ballot measure said those arguments are scare tactics.