The Alaska Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that the closure will mean the loss of 15 jobs, and that Ketchikan-area youth who require detention now will be sent to Juneau.
A hiker was rescued on Deer Mountain Saturday afternoon. The 54-year-old Ketchikan man suffered a knee injury and was experiencing seizures.
Ken Tonjes, chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, announced he’ll be leaving his position at the end of the year in order to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
The Ketchikan School Board talked briefly Wednesday about transgender policies for student athletes, and how such policies need to be uniform for state competitions.
A Stedman Street building burned Wednesday afternoon, sparked by a van that caught on fire while parked next to the building.
More than a week after 27-year-old Judylee Guthrie was found dead next to a trail near Klawock on Prince of Wales Island, her boyfriend, Albert Peter Macasaet III, also 27, was arrested following a standoff Tuesday afternoon.
An independent candidate running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Lisa Murkowski was in Ketchikan last week for the Blueberry Arts Festival. Margaret Stock is an Anchorage attorney specializing in immigration issues, and she’s a veteran of the U.S. Army.
U.S. State Department officials are in Southeast Alaska this week to talk about transboundary mines. The Environmental Protection Agency has also sent representatives.
District 36 Republican Chairman Trevor Shaw was one of 28 Alaska delegates to the Republican National Convention. Shaw spoke recently about his experience at the convention, and opinion of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Metlakatla, Alaska, was founded 129 years ago by a group of Tsimshian Natives who canoed up from the original Metlakatla in British Columbia to settle on Annette Island, a short boat ride south of Ketchikan.