KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Norman Skan, Melissa Johnson and Charles (Chas) Edwardson have been reelected to serve on the Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Council. Kim (Kimayla Ann) Wilson and Roberta L. Hull have been elected to serve on the KIC Advisory Health Board.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials posted 78 new COVID-19 cases on the local information dashboard on Tuesday, representing cases recorded between Friday and Tuesday evenings.

JUNEAU — A commission tasked with reviewing legislative pay on Tuesday voted to raise the annual salary for Alaska lawmakers but to restrict the daily allowance lawmakers can receive. The changes will go forward unless the Legislature expressly rejects them.

Efforts fueled by holiday spirit and community pride at Tongass School of Arts and Sciences and Ketchikan High School resulted in $1,500 being raised for Ketchikan families in need, with another $1,500 being matched by First Bank to purchase new music equipment for TSAS music students.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Due to the federal Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Ketchikan Public Health officials did not update the local COVID-19 information dashboard.

The powerful eruption of an undersea volcano near the Tonga islands in the Pacific Ocean sent tsunami waves around the world on Saturday, closing beaches, flooding marinas and activating emergency plans from Japan to California.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution on transboundary mining that included a call for a permanent ban on tailings dams, despite a recommendation from borough staff to omit the tailings dam ban language.

JUNEAU — As partisan warfare has become the norm in state legislatures and Congress, Alaska is set to embark on an experiment to see if voters themselves can disarm the combatants.

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will consider a slew of policy topics in addition to transboundary mining. It will discuss the borough’s federal policy priorities, hear presentations from the state Department of Transportation and from the borough and hold public hearings fo…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) - All Ketchikan School District schools will operate at the high risk level of the district's Start Strong COVID-19 mitigation plan this week due to the number of active virus cases in the community.

On the morning of Jan. 7, the Kayhi Lady Kings basketball team boarded the 7:15 a.m. Ketchikan International Airport ferry for what was intended to be a quick, bit-more-than-two-day roundtrip to Juneau.

Big, intimidating and surprisingly quick, the Grace Christian Grizzlies lived up to their namesakes Saturday in defeating the Kayhi Kings 65-49 to earn fourth place in the O'Brady Invitational basketball tournament at South Anchorage High School.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Department of Transportation on Friday morning announced that two Alaska shipyards have been awarded contracts to install crew quarters in the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Hubbard and to upgrade and replace parts of the AMHS ferry Tustumena.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials reported 81 local COVID-19 cases between Wednesday and Friday evenings, according to the local dashboard, bringing Ketchikan's count of active cases up to a record high of 195 as of Friday.

On Thursday morning, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority ferry Stikine departed its Prince of Wales Island terminal at Hollis and made its way across Clarence Strait bound for Ketchikan, just like the Stikine and its sister ferry, the Prince of Wales, have been doing for the 20 years since the …

People who lived on Prince of Wales Island in the 1990s may recall the late night and early morning arrivals and departures of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries in Hollis, and subsequent declining service. Regular, daily ferry service between Prince of Wales and Ketchikan seemed an im…

A Ketchikan jury on Friday found Tyler B. Cavanaugh, 24, guilty of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of manslaughter regarding the July 17, 2020, death of Peter A. Jensen, 43, at a residence in the 400 block of Carlanna Lake Road.

HOLLIS — The 20-year anniversary of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority also marks 20 years for two of its employees who worked on the Jan. 13, 2002 maiden voyage of the M/V Prince of Wales — Brian Edwards and Barbi Armstrong.

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will consider adopting a resolution calling for a pause on mining projects along Alaska-British Columbia salmon rivers and for a permanent ban on mine tailings dams along transboundary salmon rivers.

The Kayhi Lady Kings jumped to a quick 9-0 lead and were up 14-4 against the Dimond High School Lynx as the first quarter ended — but the pesky Lynx managed to keep the game within reach.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Supporters of a proposed initiative that seeks to formalize government-to-government relationships between the state and federally recognized tribes in Alaska have submitted signatures aimed at getting the measure on this year's ballot.

A first-half nail-biter became a second half blowout as the Kayhi Kings found a few extra gears to post a 68-32 win against the Lumen Christi Archangels early Friday evening during the second day of the O’Brady Invitational basketball tournament at South Anchorage High School.

My grandmother loved the sunshine in January. My mom would take her to the park, and she would sit on one of the benches and bask in the cold, bright days.

JUNEAU (AP) — Parts of southeast Alaska are getting assistance from the state after getting up to six feet (1.8 meters) of snow.

Hyder residents are dealing with a sizable snowfall so far this season, testing the hardy and resilient residents of the southern-most Alaskan community in myriad ways.

JUNEAU — A federal agency is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a premier national park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly slumping amid changes in the climate.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  Effective Thursday, official notifications reporting COVID-19 cases in Ketchikan School District schools will no longer be sent out by district principals, according to an email sent to the Daily News by KSD COVID-19 Communications and Public Relations Director Linnaea Troina.

Thursday’s matchup between Ketchikan High School and Anchorage Christian School began as a back-and-forth affair. But as the Kayhi Kings’ first game of the O’Brady Invitational at South Anchorage High School continued, slowly but surely, ACS began to pull away, and the ACS Lions eventually w…

Just as they had done the day before, the Ketchikan High School Lady Kings jumped out to an early double-digit lead against their opponent on Thursday.

The Ketchikan School Board unanimously approved all items on its Wednesday meeting agenda, including a request from the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences to be exempt from the Ketchikan School District’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols in order to impose stricter restrictions.

The Alaska Board of Fisheries, which planned to hold its Southeast and Yakutat shellfish and finfish meeting Jan. 4-15 in Ketchikan, has rescheduled the meeting to be held March 10-22 in Anchorage.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials logged 42 new COVID-19 cases between Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, bumping Ketchikan's total number of active virus infections to more than 100 as of Wednesday.

Ed Rasmuson, a banker and philanthropist who led Alaska’s largest philanthropic organization, died Jan. 4 at age 81. He managed the Wrangell branch of the National Bank of Alaska in the late 1960s.Rasmuson was diagnosed with brain cancer about a year ago and entered hospice care three days b…

ANCHORAGE — A swarm of earthquakes was recorded Tuesday off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, including the largest with a magnitude of 6.8 followed by aftershocks.

The warming of the Arctic's frozen grounds has already inflicted a range of calamities on its hardy residents: paved roads that look like ribbons fluttering in a breeze; concrete buildings warped into a cockeyed latticework of cracks. Broken pipelines. Landslides. Sudden sinkholes. Drained lakes.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials reported 51 new COVID-19 cases between Friday evening and Tuesday evening, according to an update on the KPH information dashboard.

The Ketchikan High School Kings varsity basketball team is scheduled to be in Anchorage for a series of games this week, starting with a matchup against East Anchorage High School at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and continuing with the three-day O’Brady Invitational tournament that begins Thursday…

Ketchikan High School senior Braxton Zink was selected as one of two student delegates to represent Alaska during the 60th annual "Washington Week" event of the United States Senate Youth program, attending virtually alongside Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Two Schoenbar Middle School seventh-graders were selected to receive a 2022 Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship, which is now in its 19th year.

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For its first meeting of 2022, the Ketchikan School Board will consider a request to allow the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences to set its own COVID-19 mitigation plans to be more restrictive than the Ketchikan School District’s mitigation.

Wrangell has been selected for the initial start-up of Tidal Network, a newly formed enterprise of the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska that will bring wireless broadband internet service to underserved areas.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials did not update the community COVID-19 information dashboard on Monday due to inclement weather that closed the Ketchikan Public Health Center.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Icy road conditions brought on by a weekend winter storm prompted the closure of Ketchikan Gateway Borough and City of Ketchikan offices, as well as Ketchikan School District schools and other local entities on Monday.