KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Two new positive COVID-19 test results were recorded in Ketchikan on Monday, according to the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

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In the second half of Thursday’s regular City Council meeting at the Ted Ferry Civic Center, City Council members voted to accept an original Ketchikan Police Department statement that had been crafted by City staff and to approve a new ordinance titled “Equal Rights” in its first reading.

When Alaska Rep. Don Young arrived in Ketchikan on Friday for the Independence Day holiday, his first stop in town was the Alaska Forest Association office on Stedman Street.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — It was an Independence Day unlike any in recent memory in Ketchikan, with residents celebrating the Fourth of July without some of the large crowd-gathering events that the community typically enjoys.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — For the first time since April 11, Alaska on Saturday had more active than recovered resident cases of COVID-19, according to data compiled by the state Department of Health and Social Services.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan helicopter pilot Eric Eichner plans to fly the American flag from Mountain Point to Point Higgins on the Fourth of July, continuing a local Independence Day tradition started by his grandfather, Ken Eichner, about 60 years ago.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska recorded 50 new positive test results for COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 39 new resident and 11 new nonresident cases being counted that day, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will return Monday for another work session to discuss use of federal coronavirus relief funding.

The Ketchikan City Council in its regular meeting Thursday heard two hours of public comment, mostly about an ordinance that would mandate the wearing of face masks in public and a police practices statement recently re-drafted by council members.

The Ketchikan City Council, in its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, will consider resolutions to set up programs for distributing federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds, and also will consider a newly drafted police department practices statement and a design t…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough on Wednesday released filing forms for the borough's Oct. 6 elections. Seven seats in total — three on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly and four on the Ketchikan School Board — will be up for contention.

The City of Ketchikan’s annual Spring Clean Up Week, held June 13 through June 20, was a “great success,” according to a memo in Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting agenda packet, written by Solid Waste Superintendent Lenny Neeley.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Forty-two combined resident and nonresident COVID-19 cases were recorded in Alaska on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services on Wednesday.

Alaska on Monday recorded its biggest one-day increase in new cases of the novel coronavirus, with 48 combined residents and nonresidents receiving positive test results.

Ketchikan City Council Member Sam Bergeron, in an interview by telephone Tuesday, said he wants to scrap and rewrite a proposed ordinance that would require the wearing of face masks in public areas.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A new positive test result for COVID-19 involving a seafood worker was reported Monday by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

The Ketchikan City Council at its regular meeting Thursday will consider a new ordinance that would mandate the wearing of face masks in public.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The first voter registration deadline for Alaska elections is only a few weeks away. Individuals wishing to vote in Alaska's Aug. 18 primaries must register to do so by July 19.

The Settlers Cove Recreation Site cabin has been upgraded to serve visitors of nearly all mobility levels, with new concrete ramps, a sturdy stairway to the beach and other adaptations.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The number of new positive test results for COVID-19 continued to increase Friday and Saturday in Alaska, with 60 new resident and nonresident cases recorded during that two-day period.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Another 30 new positive test results for COVID-19 were recorded Thursday statewide — 20 cases involving Alaska residents and 10 related to nonresidents.

Parents in the Ketchikan School District on Wednesday aired their concerns with the district's draft reopening plan for schools in the fall before the Ketchikan School Board.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan reported no new positive test results for COVID-19 on Thursday, while the state reported that record numbers of new and active cases were recorded on Wednesday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  Due to COVID-19 concerns and current safety recommendations, the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council announced Wednesday on social media that the 45th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival would be canceled this year.

More Ketchikan School District parents spoke out against the district's draft reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year during the Ketchikan School Board's regular meeting Wednesday evening.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A traveler to Ketchikan has tested positive for COVID-19, the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center announced early Wednesday evening.

A new musical installation at Rotary Beach will grace the air with the gentle chiming and soft drumming of Freenotes Harmony Park instruments within the next year.

The Ketchikan School Board will convene Wednesday for a discussion-laden regular meeting with only one item of new business on the agenda.

Ketchikan School District Superintendent Beth Lougee on Tuesday presented the Ketchikan School Board with new changes to the district’s Smart Start 2020 fall reopening plan.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Thirty-five new positive test results for COVID-19 were recorded Monday in Alaska — the largest single-day tally since the pandemic arrived in Alaska in early March.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center on Monday evening reported that two new positive test results for COVID-19 had been identified in Ketchikan through testing programs at two separate seafood processing plants.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A 40-year-old California man was arrested Friday in Ketchikan on two counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance after law enforcement officials intercepted a Ketchikan-bound postal package containing suspected heroin and oxycodone.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska continued to record new positive test results for the novel coronavirus on Friday and Saturday, with 33 cases involving Alaskans and four involving nonresidents.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough on Friday opened the application period for two of its COVID-19 relief programs and published the application for another relief program that will open for applications in July.

At the regular meeting of the Ketchikan City Council Thursday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center, among several items of interest to community members was a proposed creation of an updated anti-discrimination ordinance.

The Ketchikan City Council heard input from the community for the first two hours of its regular Thursday evening meeting at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A Ketchikan resident currently in Homer tested positive for COVID-19 in Homer on Wednesday, the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center announced Thursday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A Ketchikan Correctional Center inmate escaped from the facility Wednesday afternoon, and remained at large as of Thursday afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — An individual who on Tuesday received notice of a positive test result for COVID-19 had attended several local social gatherings days prior, the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center announced on Wednesday, breaking with quarantine protocols and creating "potential of a wid…

The Ketchikan Gateway Recreation Center's youth summer camp has been operating in-person since June 8 after establishing a COVID-19 mitigation plan that's in line with the facility's existing plan.

The Ketchikan City Council in its regular Thursday meeting will consider authorizing shortlisted proposals for the redevelopment of downtown berths and other infrastructure within the city.

The “Salmon Walk” project is moving forward in the downtown Creek Street area, with the rehabilitation of the salmon ladder in progress, a salmon ladder viewing platform nearing completion, and a proposal for the Ketchikan City Council to consider signage created by local artists and Ketchik…