The U.S. Coast Guard base in Ketchikan was the scene of a simulated active shooter on Wednesday, complete with fake casualties, a successful “arrest,” and lessons on rapid-response medical care.
The Ketchikan School Board talked briefly Wednesday about transgender policies for student athletes, and how such policies need to be uniform for state competitions.
In its last meeting before the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the Ketchikan School Board will discuss goals on Wednesday, and will vote on Board President Michelle O’Brien’s resignation.
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited the Unuk River south of Ketchikan on Friday, part of his ongoing work with British Columbia officials to come up with a way to better protect Alaska’s waters from upriver Canadian mines.
During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Don Young revisited some of his favorite issues: Federal regulations; resource management; and the need to return to an economy based on production. The state’s only representative in the U.S. House also touched on the presidential race, and his own bid for re-election.
A boroughwide sales tax on marijuana of up to 10-percent was introduced Tuesday night by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. The Assembly also rejected a proposal to make Rotary Beach an off-leash beach for dogs during limited hours.
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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