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.
Many Alaskans are not aware there are two Metlakatlas. The first is in British Columbia, a short ferry ride from Prince Rupert. It’s the original settlement founded by the followers of Anglican lay-priest William Duncan.
Teacher, choreographer and performer Bill Evans is in Ketchikan for a two-week dance intensive at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. Classes in modern dance and tap began August 15th, and Evans also choreographed a piece for the Gigglefeet Dance Festival.