Not too many people like to go for a swim in the chilling open waters of Southeast Alaska. But, Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday will discuss plans to fix the city’s Berth 3, which was severely damaged on June 3rd when the cruise ship Infinity hit the downtown dock.
Since 1992, volunteers with Ketchikan’s “Save the Goose” project have been working to restore a historic amphibious plane. The Grumman Goose restoration is about 85 percent complete and now those involved are trying to find a permanent home for the plane. They believe they may have found the right place.
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The Port of Ketchikan has four cruise ship berths, which will accommodate about 950,000 cruise passengers this season.
Ketchikan Indian Community’s Tribal Scholars is in its fourth year. The grant funded alternative school recently held an open house inviting the community into their classroom that feels like home.
More than 200 Ketchikan Democrats gathered Saturday morning to caucus for their choice for U.S. president. Organizers hadn’t expected that level of interest, and eventually moved the caucus outside – in the pouring rain – because the crowd just didn’t fit inside the IBEW Hall.
The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision Friday on State of Alaska vs. Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, a case that was argued in the Ketchikan High School auditorium in November of 2014.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus Library hosted a potluck, inviting people to bring a traditional dish, and share a story about their cultural heritage.