Southeast News

Local, state officials respond to Parnell

Sen. Bert Stedman doesn’t think there will be repercussions from Ketchikan’s education funding lawsuit, but Rep. Peggy Wilson shares Parnell’s concern that it might be held against the community. more

Aftershocks still register, 13 months after quake

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According to information from the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, a recent aftershock with a magnitude above 4 hit last September, and a 3.5 aftershock registered just a few weeks ago. These all occurred near Craig off Prince of Wales Island. more

Sen. Begich announces mail-delivery improvements

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Ketchikan won’t get a replacement sorting machine, but Sen. Mark Begich said some of the ideas discussed with the Postmaster General include sorting local mail locally. more

Group opposes city’s plan for chloramine disinfection

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The City of Ketchikan plans to turn on its new water treatment system this spring after about a decade of planning, construction and waiting for permits. But a new group wants officials to hold off and look into options. more

Geoduck fishery closed; PSP testing suspended

The Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association geoduck committee recommended that there be no live geoduck clam fishery until the committee’s normally scheduled meeting on February 14th. more

Wearable Art illuminates creativity in Ketchikan

"The Elements of Magic" pieces by Deb Watier, Vanessa Alderson, and Jason Aldorson.

Luminescence was the theme of the Ketchikan Arts Council’s 28th Wearable Art Show. Dozens of local artists designed 3D creations for models who danced down the runway to music that matched their look. more

AP&T continues plans for Soule River dam project

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If everything goes perfectly, AP&T could start operating the Soule River hydroelectric dam by 2021. But, that’s a very optimistic start date. more

USDA Farm Service supports SE mariculture

This Oceans Alaska photo shows oyster seed, spat, after it has set.

Southeast Alaska’s developing mariculture industry was one of the topics mentioned during a joint news teleconference Thursday in Juneau, featuring officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more

Students get valuable job interview experience

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Ketchikan High School students are required to take a careers class, with the goal of helping those students join the workforce. A big section of that class is preparing for a job interview, and a big part of that section is the Job Fair. more

POW roads cleared, power restored for most

Landslides that blocked some major roads on Prince of Wales Island have been cleared, and power has been restored to almost everyone on the island. more