KETCHIKAN (KDN) — No new positive test results were recorded in Ketchikan on Friday, leaving the community at the lowest local risk level and with five cases considered to be active that evening.

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have reported that 68 wolves were taken by trappers in 2020 on or near Prince of Wales Island.

The 13 Republicans in Alaska’s state Senate on Tuesday organized into a majority caucus after more than two months of gridlock over ideological differences, electing Soldotna Sen. Peter Micciche as Senate president.

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The first hour of the regular Ketchikan City Council meeting was filled with public comment Thursday evening, with community members supporting a motion on the agenda to commission a totem pole to honor Alaska Native civil rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich; speaking to the council's effo…

By the start of school on Wednesday in Ketchikan, the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the swearing-in of Vice President Kamala Harris already was underway in Washington, D.C.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Three new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Ketchikan on Thursday, and the Community Risk Level remained at Level 1 (Low), despite a positivity rate of more than 1%.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is scheduled to meet on Friday for about six hours for its annual policy session, during which it will hear presentations on and consider an assortment of long-term plans and projects within the borough.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — For the first time since Oct. 23, Ketchikan's Community Risk Level was reduced to Level 1 (Low) on Wednesday morning.

The Ketchikan City Council in its regular meeting Thursday is set to consider a motion to approve moving $662,021 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds to replenish a mortgage and rent assistance program for community members.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — For the sixth consecutive day, no new positive COVID-19 test results were recorded in Ketchikan, as the active case tally dropped to five, according to a 5 p.m. update from the Emergency Operations Center.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly dashed through another short meeting on Monday, approving its consent calendar unanimously and adjourning just over 50 minutes after convening.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan has not recorded a new positive COVID-19 test result since Thursday, according to the local Emergency Operations Center on Monday evening.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A total of 466 new positive test results for COVID-19 were recorded Friday and Saturday by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services — 455 of which involved Alaska residents.

Southeast Alaska's legislators are bracing for a challenging session this year, hoping to solve a state budget crisis while serving the needs of their constituents in the middle of a pandemic — all without a majority organization yet formed in either legislative chamber.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will meet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a slim agenda ahead of the body's annual all-day policy session on Friday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — On a day that Ketchikan saw one new case of COVID-19, Gov. Mike Dunleavy extended Alaska's emergency disaster declaration through 12 a.m. on Feb. 14.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — One new positive COVID-19 test result was recorded in Ketchikan on Wednesday, the same day that the local positivity rate fell below 2%, according to the local Emergency Operations Center. The new local case involved an asymptomatic individual, and was determined to be due …

Sealaska Corp. plans to “transition out of logging operations” in Southeast Alaska during 2021, citing a preference to now focus on a range of its other businesses that revolve around “ocean health.”

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — One new case of COVID-19 was recorded in Ketchikan on Tuesday, and the local test positivity rate rose past 2% for the first time since November, according to the local Emergency Operations Center.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Petro Marine Services will acquire Crowley Fuels LLC's businesses in Ketchikan and Juneau in mid-February, Crowley announced last week.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The first meeting of 2021 for the Ketchikan School Board has been canceled.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — After not recording any new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, the local Emergency Operations Center on Monday announced six new positive test results.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Public Health Clinic on Monday announced that it will hold three COVID-19 vaccination clinics during three one-day clinics through Jan. 20.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — No new positive test results for COVID-19 were reported Saturday or Sunday in Ketchikan, according to the Ketchikan EOC.

In the last hour of the regular Ketchikan City Council meeting Thursday evening, council members discussed the status of the 2021 cruise ship season, a proposed electric and water rate hike, and the defunct Ocean Ranger program.

At just days old, Eli Turner already has an official title: Ketchikan's first baby of the year.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A compact low-pressure weather system rolled through southern Southeast Alaska on Friday morning, bringing winds in excess of 60 mph that knocked down trees and electrical power in portions of Ketchikan.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A Canadian mining company last month completed its first batch of exploratory surface drilling near the site of the abandoned Niblack gold and copper mine on the Southwest coast of Prince of Wales Island and expects to resume drilling in February.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center recorded a single new positive COVID-19 test result on Friday, according to an evening update.

The Ketchikan City Council in its regular meeting Thursday evening voted to move $662,021 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding back from the city General Fund Reserves to the Residential Mortgage and Rent Assistance program in order to aid community members.

Crowley Fuels agreed to pay more than $1.3 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month after agency officials found that the company over the past six years had accrued more than 90 violations of federal environmental regulations across Alaska — including 35 violations at …

The Ketchikan City Council will have multiple discussion items on its regular meeting agenda Thursday, and also will consider a motion to move $662,021 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding back from the city General Fund Reserves to programs to aid community members.

Alaska entered its second phase (Phase 1b) of coronavirus vaccine distribution on Wednesday, allowing Alaskans aged 65 years or older to begin making appointments for vaccinations that will become available starting Monday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — One new positive COVID-19 test result and a new virus-related hospitalization was recorded in Ketchikan on Wednesday, according to a 5 p.m. press release from the local EOC.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while crossing in a crosswalk of the Tongass Avenue-Heckman Street intersection on Dec. 31 was medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died on Monday, according to Ketchikan Police Department information.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Four new COVID-19 cases were recorded by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ketchikan on Monday, along with one new local hospitalization, according to a press release from the local Emergency Operations Center.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly kicked off the new year on Monday with its shortest regular meeting in at least four years, unanimously approving two routine items on its consent calendar then adjourning barely more than 23 minutes after convening.

KETCHIKAN  (KDN) — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has a slim agenda for its first meeting of 2021, with no new business, unfinished business or public hearings scheduled for Monday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan’s Emergency Operations Center recorded one new case of COVID-19 on New Year’s Eve, and the local dashboard was updated on Friday to reflect no new COVID-19 cases.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan's COVID-19 tally grew by seven cases on Wednesday, according to the local Emergency Operations Center.

In a normal year, the big topic of conversation would have been the heavy summer rainfall or the December deluge that threatened to cause Ketchikan Lakes Dam to breach. Or it might have been the month-long visit of "Phoenix" the humpback whale who bubble fed just about every day for four wee…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Emergency personnel responding to a home fire in the 3400 block of Denali Avenue early Wednesday morning located two deceased individuals inside the severely burned structure, according to Ketchikan Fire Marshal Gretchen O’Sullivan.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Google on Wednesday replaced its search page logo with an illustration of civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich, to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the day she and her husband wrote a letter to Alaska's territorial governor demanding equal rights for Alaska Natives.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Emergency personnel responding to a home fire in the 3400 block of Denali Avenue early Wednesday morning located two deceased individuals inside the severely burned structure, according to Ketchikan Fire Marshal Gretchen O’Sullivan. The identities of the deceased were not r…

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Three new positive COVID-19 test results were recorded in Ketchikan on Tuesday, according to a 5 p.m. update from the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.