Home | Ketchikan | Alaska | Sports | Waterfront | Business | Education | Religion | Scene
Classifieds | Place a class ad | PDF Edition | Calendar | Discussions | Moderated Chat | Home Delivery| How to cancel


Christians in Ketchikan and around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ Sunday.

Read more...
Janette Edna Powers, 85, died April 15, 2014 at St. Josephs Hospital, Bellingham, Wash., after a short illness.
Mark Edward Cooley, 55, died April 9, 2014, with his family by his side at their home in Des Moines, Wash. He was born in Portland, Ore., on April 10, 1958. He grew up in Butteville, Ore., on the Willamette River, and graduated from North Marion High School.
Esther Rita Brown, 53, died on April 10, 2014, at her home in Ketchikan.
2/21/2014
Plower appreciation

Hats off to the snow plowers.

Nothing starts off a snowy morning better than seeing that the streets have been plowed before we walk or drive to work in the morning.

For the streets to get that way, it means city and state road crews were up and out early on the job. They try to clear the way before Ketchikan's rush-hour traffic between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m.

Even during the day, when the snow flies, the road crews get out and immediately begin clearing streets — sometimes just ahead of the evening rush hour.

The result is safer driving and fewer traffic accidents. This means kids and school staff get to school without incident. The workforce can report to their jobs. Shoppers can purchase groceries and other goods needed daily. It means the community can go about its business.

Just going about the day's business becomes just a little more challenging for those who must go out in the snow; walkways and steps must be shoveled; snow must be dusted off automobiles; driveways must be navigated carefully, and all of this takes extra time. Snow compounds the feeling of "not enough time in the day."

Whatever can be done to ease that feeling of an extra challenge is appreciated. The community's snow plowers do that, and for us and many others here, we say thank you for making the snow days just a little easier and safer.

We and many others have noticed.