KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Five new positive test results for COVID 19 were recorded for Alaska residents during the three-day span from Friday through Sunday, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Prince of Wales Island has been without ferry service since Friday when the Infer-Island Ferry Authority vessel Prince of Wales experienced a port-side propulsion system failure while sailing from Hollis to Ketchikan.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska recorded two new positive test results for COVID-19 on Thursday, one in Nome and the other in the Juneau-area community of Douglas.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Four more cruise lines have announced the cancellations of their global cruise schedules through the end of July.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce has announced that plans for an annual Fourth of July parade will move forward, although the event will look different this year due to health precautions and guidelines regarding the novel coronavirus.

The graduation of Ketchikan High School’s class of 2020 will be marked with a virtual ceremony due to continually evolving health guidelines concerning COVID-19.

No new positive test results for COVID-19 were recorded statewide on Wednesday, and no new positives were reported in Ketchikan.

The discussion about how to welcome cruise ship passengers to Ketchikan during the COVID-19 pandemic continued at Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska recorded its 400th case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the state Department of Health and Social Services announced Wednesday afternoon. Three Alaskans tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, as did two nonresident seafood workers in Anchorage who were not included in the …

Less than 24 hours after Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Tuesday announced that Alaska would begin to fully reopen, the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center announced that Ketchikan Gateway Borough facilities and services will begin to ease safety precautions and open more fully by the end of the week.

Alaska Permanent Fund dividends will be distributed to qualified recipients starting on July 1, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Wednesday evening.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — No new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Alaska on Monday, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan School District students will have its last day of school on Friday, one week ahead of schedule, the district announced late last week.

With no new positive test results for COVID-19 reported Monday in Ketchikan, it’s been four weeks since the community’s most recent positive case was announced on April 20.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly unanimously approved all items on its agenda at its regular meeting Monday night, including a budget for the 2021 fiscal year.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — No new positive test results for COVID-19 were reported in Ketchikan during the weekend, although eight new positives were recorded statewide on Friday and Saturday.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will consider approving a budget for the 2021 fiscal year.

Stories have abounded, in the news and on social media, of people taking up homesteading crafts as a way to not only enjoy new hobbies, but also to become more self-sufficient in the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation plans to start the fourth bacteria monitoring season at 12 coastal beaches in Ketchikan beginning on Monday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Information about the status of many Ketchikan Gateway Borough and City of Ketchikan buildings and services was included in Friday’s update from the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Campsites in the Last Chance and Signal Creek campgrounds must be reserved and paid for online beginning next week, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — To honor frontline responders and essential workers in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard in Alaska will fly over 23 communities on Friday, including.

A report prepared for the Ketchikan City Council meeting of May 7 described array of projects that the City of Ketchikan’s Public Works Department has completed or has in progress.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska recorded four new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, three of which occurred in Anchorage and one which occurred in Tok. The new cases bring the statewide case total to 387.

With the launch of the Ketchikan Support Network last month, community members are both giving and receiving assistance during the hard times created by the novel coronavirus.

The Ketchikan School Board unanimously approved all its agenda items at its regular meeting Wednesday evening, including authorizing the Ketchikan School District to eventually receive $588,598 in federal COVID-19 relief funding.

  The City of Craig reopened its city hall to the public by appointment only on Wednesday, the first of its offices to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The State of Alaska recorded no new positive test results for COVID-19 on Tuesday, and no new positives were reported Wednesday in Ketchikan.

The Ketchikan School Board is set to consider approving federal relief funds, plans for repairs to Ketchikan High School’s boilers and several teaching contracts at its regular meeting Wednesday.

As Ketchikan business owners grapple with the economic hit caused by health mandates spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, resources to support, guide and bolster local businesses have multiplied.

Two more Alaskans tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday, both living in Juneau, the state Department of Health and Social Services reported Tuesday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — One male and one female in Alaska tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state total to 381. The new cases occurred in Anchorage and Fairbanks.


Seating is confined to three health care workers per table on Friday during a National Nurses Week barbecue in the Ken C. Eichner Healing Garden at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. Health care workers Kari Amico, right, Margaret Bethel and Iwona Edwards converse over lunch with personal…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska had two new positive test results for COVID-19 recorded on Friday and Saturday — one in Kenai on Friday and one in Fairbanks on Saturday.

With temperatures reaching into the 70’s and social-distancing in effect, a longtime employee of the U.S. Postal Service was interred at Bayview Cemetery after a procession of seven postal service motor vehicles and more 10 other vehicles belonging to friends and family drove from the Ketchi…

Alaska counted three more cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state total to 377. All of the new cases were in Anchorage.

This past week, the Diocese of Juneau announced that Ketchikan's Holy Name Catholic School, which has been operating in Ketchikan for nearly 70 years, is taking a break. Next year, the school's popular pre-school will continue to operate, but there will be no kindergarten through sixth grade…

Local officials on Friday announced several public facility reopenings and new public services as the island starts to lift coronavirus restrictions.

Ketchikan’s crumbling cruise ship season was a topic of deep discussion at the regular Ketchikan City Council meeting on Thursday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska recorded two new positive test results for COVID-19 statewide Wednesday — and third positive result in Cordova that’s not being counted as an Alaska case.

Alaska's U.S. senators have sponsored bipartisan legislation that would allow local governments to fill revenue shortfalls with federal COVID-19 relief money, according to a Thursday press release.

A central agenda item planned for Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting is a discussion of the state of the local economy amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citing continuing low numbers of COVID-19 cases in Alaska, and expressing confidence in individual Alaskans to responsibly adhere to health guidelines, Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday announced a second phase of loosened restrictions on a variety of businesses, entities and activities.