The newest members of the Ketchikan School Board will be sworn in on Wednesday evening for their first meeting of the year. Kim Hodne and Nicole Anderson will replace Leslie Becker and Tom Heutte for the board’s two one-year seats, while current board members Paul Robbins Jr. and Diane Gubat…

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Incumbent Ketchikan Rep. Dan Ortiz has further narrowed his campaign's funding gap against challenger Leslie Becker in the race for Ketchikan's seat in the state House of Representatives, according to Alaska Public Offices Commission records.

Work continued into the early evening Tuesday to clear a blocked culvert at a portion of the Port St. Nicholas Road south of Craig following Monday’s heavy rains that caused two landslides that blocked that road and at least four other landslides that affected roadways on other parts of Prin…

Substantial rains apparently resulted in several landslides that hit roads on Prince of Wales Island on Monday morning, blocking routes and cutting power to portions of the island.

A great blue heron cruising along Gravina Island appears to have been the cause of a more-than-one-hour power outage Sunday evening in all areas north of the Bailey Power Plant, as well as on Gravina Island.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska has continued to set records for new cases of COVID-19, with Friday’s one-day record of 355 new positive test results smashed by the 526 new cases recorded on Saturday.

Judi Slajer, who was hired in August 1977 in Ketchikan as the first woman borough manager in Alaska, was inducted on Oct. 20 to the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.

The Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group on Thursday released its final 40-page report on recommendations to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, laying out an assortment of both immediate and permanent measures that would help the system maintain reliable service.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — After a week at a moderate level of risk for COVID-19, Ketchikan changed to a low risk level on Thursday, according to the local Emergency Operations Center.

The Ketchikan City Council, in a special meeting Thursday evening, opted for the City of Ketchikan to continue to manage the Port of Ketchikan rather than to contract with either of the two respondents to a Request For Proposals for the management and redevelopment of the port that were shor…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The U.S. general election is now less than two weeks away, but there is still time for Alaskans to vote absentee. The Daily News has compiled a summary of each absentee voting method and important dates to keep in mind.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan City Council will meet Wednesday evening for a work session to continue a review of the proposals that the city received for the management and redevelopment of the Port of Ketchikan, alongside the “status quo” option in which the city would continue to operat…

After certifying the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s election results and swearing in the new members of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, the Assembly took all recommended actions on its meeting agenda during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Monday marked the fifth day in a row of Alaska counting more than 200 cases in a single 24-hour period, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — No new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Ketchikan on Monday, according to the local Emergency Operations Center.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will meet on Tuesday to certify the results of the Oct. 6 local election and swear in newly elected members Judith McQuerry and Jeremy Bynum before moving to a packed agenda that includes discussion of coronavirus relief funding and negotiated contract …

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center reported one new positive test result for COVID-19 on Saturday, a day when the number of resident cases listed as active statewide topped 5,000 for the first time during the pandemic.

Campaign finance reports for Alaska's House District 36 candidates show Republican Leslie Becker outraising independent incumbent Rep. Dan Ortiz by about $15,000, mostly through two large monetary contributions to her own campaign. Ortiz, who has not made any direct contributions to his camp…

During Oct. 6 municipal elections held across Prince of Wales Island, two city council seat races in Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove were each decided by a single vote, while Craig voters were opposed to the city borrowing $4.4 million to construct breakwaters for a new harbor.    

Ketchikan City Council members, in a regular meeting Thursday evening, urged the Ketchikan Police Department to continue the tradition of blocking vehicle traffic on Jackson Street for safe trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan area’s community risk level for COVID-19 was raised from low to moderate on Thursday after one new positive test result was identified, according to the Ketchikan  Emergency Operations Center.

The Ketchikan City Council met at the Ted Ferry Civic Center Thursday evening to hear a financial and qualitative analysis of the two proposals for the management and redevelopment of the Port of Ketchikan, as well as the option of the city retaining management of the port, and set a date fo…

On the same day that a Ketchikan High School student tested positive for COVID-19, the Ketchikan School Board unanimously approved all items on its agenda and bade farewell to board members Tom Heutte and Leslie Becker, for whom Wednesday’s board meeting was their last before the Ketchikan G…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A Ketchikan High School student tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, prompting the closure of the school on Thursday, according to a press release from the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

The Ketchikan City Council’s regular meeting Thursday evening will include a recommendation by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center to cancel the local Halloween tradition of blocking vehicle traffic on Jackson Street to make trick-or-treating safer for families.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The mayor of Alaska's largest city submitted his resignation Tuesday evening, four days after an anchorwoman at a local television station threatened to report he had posted nude photos of himself on a website.

The Ketchikan City Council will convene for a special meeting Wednesday evening at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to hear City of Ketchikan staff present a financial and qualitative analysis of the two proposals for the management and redevelopment of the Port of Ketchikan, as well as the option…

AP&T Wireless is receiving a $21.5 million federal grant toward a project to install a 214-mile fiber optic cable between the Juneau area, Petersburg and Coffman Cove —  in addition to building out a high-speed broadband network to all premises in the POW communities of Coffman Cove and Kasaan.

The Ketchikan School Board will meet on Wednesday to consider a pair of threes: three public hearings are on the agenda for the meeting, all of them regarding policy revisions, alongside three items of new business relating to the purchase and sale of maintenance equipment and patronizing of…

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Canvass Board on Monday counted all 513 absentee ballots, 156 questioned ballots and 10 special needs ballots cast for the borough's Oct. 6 local election. All candidates kept the same standing as they did on election night.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska saw two consecutive record-breaking days of new positive test results for COVID-19 on Friday and Saturday, recording 481 new cases during the two-day period.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The number of COVID-19 cases in Alaska rose above 10,000 on Thursday, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Thursday hosted a candidate forum for House District 36 candidates Leslie Becker and Dan Ortiz, who discussed the state budget, the Alaska Marine Highway System and Alaska Native relations on Thursday during their first foru…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska's cumulative count of resident COVID-19 cases crested 9,000 on Wednesday, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The final unofficial vote counts were in by Wednesday evening for the race between eight candidates for three 3-year Ketchikan City Council seats and between three candidates for one 2-year council seat.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Setting a local record for the most cases recorded in a day, Ketchikan counted five new positive test results for COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to a press release from the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

In the race to fill three three-year and one two-year Ketchikan City Council seats in yesterday’s election, four candidates edged ahead in the unofficial vote tallies.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough election officials on Tuesday night released the first of two major batches of results regarding the race for three 3-year seats available on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. The results are promising, but provide little certainty to the six candidates in the…