Author: Maria Dudzak

Council discusses policy regarding hiring fire fighters, approves revised agreement with PeaceHealth

The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday night approved a revised agreement with PeaceHealth regarding council participation on the local hospital’s Community Health Board. The city owns the hospital building, but it is operated by PeaceHealth. Council members were unhappy with an earlier proposed agreement drafted by PeaceHealth that strictly limited how the council member appointed to that board could participate. The revised proposal appoints the city manager as the council’s representative on the Health Board. It also allows the manager to participate as a full member of the board except in cases where the manager has a conflict of...

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UAS Ketchikan Report

Meet the new assistant professor of science, Matthew Pawlus, and hear about upcoming classes from campus director Priscilla Schulte.        ...

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Ketchikan remains an attractive cruise ship destination

The future remains bright for the cruise industry in Alaska. That was the message John Binkley, president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, shared during a joint luncheon of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce on Monday. Binkley said September 25, 2017, was an historic day as Ketchikan welcomed its one-millionth passenger for the season. He then spoke about the economic impacts of the cruise industry to Southeast as a whole, to Ketchikan specifically, and around the globe. He cited data from a 2016 McDowell Group survey looking at current and projected numbers. For...

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