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Ketchikan, POW businesses finalists in P2P

birdTwo Ketchikan businesses and three on Prince of Wales Island are among the 12 finalists in this year’s Path to Prosperity competition for small businesses.

Efforts underway to eradicate invasive plants

Orange hawkweed (invasives.org photo)A group formed in May is trying to tackle the problem of invasive plants in the Ketchikan area.

Ketchikan Berth 3 initial repairs completed

The repair barge for Turnagain Marine Construction is seen at Ketchikan's Berth 3, damaged when the cruise ship Infinity hit the dock on June 3rd. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A berth damaged on June 3 when the cruise ship Infinity slammed into Ketchikan’s downtown dock has been repaired and can take ships again starting Wednesday.

Ketchikan hospital celebrates new expansion

The new surgery suite recovery area at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan’s community hospital just grew by about 70,000 square feet. The city-owned hospital, which is operated by PeaceHealth, celebrated the completion of a major addition this weekend with a barbecue and tours of the new space.

Vocal Sealaska critic elected to the board

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)Shareholders chose Michael Beasley, also known as Mick, as one of four winning candidates, according to results announced at Sealaska’s annual meeting Saturday in Ketchikan.

Senate committee talks about Tongass transition

(USDA photo)The plan to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest was discussed during a Senate Energy Committee hearing Thursday morning in Washington, D.C.

Conservator assesses Chief Johnson totem pole

Detail of the Chief Johnson pole when the beak fell off.Conservator Andrew Todd is in Ketchikan this week to assess the condition of the Chief Johnson Totem Pole. Todd was brought up after the beak of the raven figure fell off in early April.

To be or not to be…an organ donor

OrgansToDonate2Signing up to be an organ donor in Alaska is easy. But what does it mean to be an organ donor and what exactly are you agreeing to? Donna Brahaney with Life Alaska Donor Services discussed organ donation during presentations in the First City.

Sealaska to announce board, term limits vote

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)Sealaska shareholders will learn the results of the regional Native corporation's election during its annual meeting, set for Saturday in Ketchikan.

This year’s PILT funding levels announced

The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)Ketchikan and POW are among the Alaska communities to receive payments this year through the federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program, distributed by the U.S. Department of the Interior.