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Thorne Bay official tired of wireless outages

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Residents of Thorne Bay are getting a little tired of frequent cell phone and Internet outages that they say are caused by aging equipment. more

Stedman proposes AIDEA bonds for Bokan mine

In mid-February, Sen. Bert Stedman presented an amendment to Senate Bill 99 that would allow the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue long-term bonds for infrastructure and construction costs at the Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare earth mining project. more

Boro nixes water hookup rule for existing homes

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly decided Monday to change an ordinance governing South Tongass water service, removing a requirement that existing homes hook up to the public water system if they are sold. more

Restaurateurs study up on different specialty diets

This picture shows healthy vegetarian and vegan food options, but it's not gluten free.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, flexitarian – the range of specialty diets in the United States becomes broader every year. And with the summer tourist season approaching, some restaurant owners took advantage of a presentation about ways to cater to customers with special diet needs. more

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


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


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