KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center recorded two positive COVID-19 test results on Friday, bringing the community's cumulative case total to 417 moving into the weekend.

On Feb. 27, 2020, an early morning rockslide slammed into the building that housed the Alaska Liquor Store and Tatsuda’s IGA supermarket, damaging the structure irreparably.

The Ketchikan City Council in a regular meeting Thursday voted to spend up to $10,000 to install portable toilets at the Ketchikan Port to serve community members in lieu of a previous proposal to open the Berth 3 restrooms for the summer season, which would have necessitated an expenditure …

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska Department of Transportation workers on Thursday morning painted over offensive graffiti that had been left on a swath of South Tongass Highway.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Through the standard review of death certificates from the past few months, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Thursday reported 20 COVID-19 deaths, two involving residents of Southeast Alaska communities.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Fawn Mountain Elementary School and the main Ketchikan Charter School campus will be closed on Friday due to "several positive COVID-19 cases," according to a Thursday evening press release from the Ketchikan School District.

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan on Tuesday introduced a bill that aims to allow cruises to operate in U.S. ports in 2021 by replacing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's conditional sailing order on cruise ships with guidance that would be produced by an interagency work group.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan School Board approved a draft budget for the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday evening, after an extended discussion about how federal relief money was set to be used.

The Rainbird Trail might be getting some needed repairs through state grant funding that  a proposed action by the Ketchikan City Council would support if approved at the regular meeting Thursday.

The Ketchikan School Board will meet on Wednesday for the first reading of its draft budget for the 2022 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

The Ketchikan Gate way Borough Assembly likely will be able to avoid overdrawing from its Local Education Fund in the upcoming fiscal year under the Ketchikan School District's draft operating budget, the borough finance director said on Monday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center recorded one new case — found to be related to recent travel — on Monday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  The Schoenbar Trail and the Shane Howard White Skateboard Park both were vandalized this weekend with offensive messages and symbols spray painted across large areas.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A state aerial survey on Sunday observed substantial herring spawning activity in the Craig/Klawock area, with a total of 22.0 nautical miles of spawn mapped at Fish Egg, Ballenas, Wadleigh, Alberto, Clam, Rosary and Abbess island.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center charted four new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the community's total of active cases to 11, according to an EOC press release.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday afternoon announced that his administration is working on a relief measure for Alaska's tourism industry that will include a national tourism advertising campaign and relief for tourism businesses and communities, but provided few specifics about how much the pro…

Sitting in the warm light streaming through the windows of her new residence Tuesday afternoon in Ketchikan, Jennifer reflected on her path from addiction, incarceration, assault and hopelessness to a new life full of possibilities.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center charted two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to an evening press release.

The Ketchikan School Board exited an executive session on Wednesday night without taking action, but Board President Kim Hodne said “direction was given” to the Ketchikan School District’s legal counsel, Glenn Brown. The board did not provide additional details about the nature of the direction.

Former Ketchikan local Travis Gelbrich recently was hired as the Alaska Airlines Vice President of Inflight, a position in which he manages 5,600 flight attendants, as well as the management staff that supports them.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — No new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Ketchikan on Wednesday, leaving eight cases active in the community.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday announced an $18.7 million contract to renovate its Ketchikan dock facility to allow the research vessel Fairweather to homeport in Ketchikan, a project that has been in the works for nearly 20 years.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center recorded one positive COVID-19 test result — determined to be a case of community spread — on Tuesday

The Ketchikan School Board will meet in person on Wednesday to privately discuss "a legal matter," according to a press release provided on Monday.

An overview of Alaska tourism in 2021 was given by travel association representatives in a virtually held Alaska Legislature Arctic Policy, Economic Development and Tourism Committee meeting Thursday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved all items on its agenda on Monday evening, its first in-person meeting in more than two months.

People are pandemic-weary and are ready to venture out to Alaska again. That’s the conclusion from several Prince of Wales Island businesses that, having survived a summer that saw many cancellations, have upcoming reservations for both new and old customers, some with a long history of visi…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Updated federal guidance for cruise lines announced Friday contains requirements for the lines to reach agreements with individual ports, conduct routine COVID-19 testing for crew, and create plans for vaccination of crew members and port personnel.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will meet in person for the first time in more than two months to hold a second work session to discuss ways to close an operating deficit in the borough’s Local Education Fund.

Back in 2013, the Ketchikan Community Foundation was formed with the goal of creating a permanent endowment fund capable of generating revenue to support an annual grant program to assist local nonprofit organizations.

In the last hour of the regular Ketchikan City Council meeting Thursday evening, Ketchikan City Manager Karl Amylon shared information about the search for a new Ketchikan Police Department chief, an allotment of federal funds to the city through a hydropower incentive program, and a project…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — For the first time since late February, there were 10 active cases of COVID-19 in Ketchikan on Friday, with three new cases recorded by the local Emergency Operations Center that day.

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Ketchikan City Council members voted unanimously Thursday to hire Rain Coast Data to to prepare a document to demonstrate the financial losses that the city has realized with the lack of a 2020 cruise ship season, and also directed Ketchikan City Manager Karl Amylon to prepare a contract to …

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Chief of Police Joe White has announced that he will retire, effective June 21.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center recorded one new positive COVID-19 test result on Wednesday, bringing Ketchikan's total number of cases to 400.

The 58-year-old Matanuska, the oldest operating vessel in the state ferry fleet, has had troubles operating the past two months.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday recorded three new cases of COVID-19, all related to a single "congregate setting facility," according to an evening press release from the EOC.

The Ketchikan City Council has a couple of items on its Thursday meeting agenda that aim to seek ways to ease the financial strain on the city’s budget brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Ketchikan School Board did not take any action after exiting its closed-door evaluation of Ketchikan School District Superintendent Beth Lougee late on Tuesday night.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — An aerial survey of the Revilla Channel area southeast of Ketchikan on Monday observed about 5.8 miles of active herring spawn, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) – After heading into the weekend with no active COVID-19 cases in Ketchikan for the first time since early June, the local Emergency Operations Center recorded three new cases on Monday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The state opened the Sitka Sound commercial herring sac roe fishery twice this weekend, providing the first sac roe harvests there since 2019.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The state ferry Matanuska will remain out of service through at least next Friday because of a mechanical issue, according to the Alaska Marine Highway System.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  Friday appears to have been the first day since June 8 that there were no active COVID-19 cases in Ketchikan.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan School Board will meet in the Ketchikan High School library on Tuesday evening to continue its evaluation of Superintendent Beth Lougee after a three-month intermission.