It’s mid-June — already — and sharp-eyed locals who watch the waterfront know that some of Southeast Alaska’s commercial fishing seasons are underway.
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The City of Ketchikan in recent weeks presented the downtown core with a remarkable display of flags — perhaps in time for Flag Day, but certainly for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration.
Alaska Rep. Don Young jumped into the federal infrastructure legislation debate on Thursday, proposing an alternative framework for a large-scale plan that could gain congressional consensus.
It's a great time of year, when Alaskans emerge from the long, dark winter and launch eagerly into the great outdoors, ready to experience again the freedom and natural beauty for which our state is so justifiably celebrated.
Alaskans have every right to be frustrated as the Legislature enters June still in session without a final budget, let alone a comprehensive plan to end this yearly cycle of uncertainty in place. I can assure you that I’m equally as frustrated by the gridlock.
It’s been a singular year for Ketchikan High School sports, with twists and turns and stops and starts resulting from the pandemic that’s also affected many other aspects of life here in Ketchikan and beyond.
Our congratulations go to the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus, which has been recognized by the U.S Department of Transportation’s Marine Administration as one of 27 “Centers of Excellence” across the nation that prepare students for maritime careers.
Alaska was anticipated to welcome 1.3 million tourists by cruise ship in 2020 before the pandemic brought tourism to a halt. The economic loss from a canceled cruise ship season in 2020 alone totals $3 billion, with 2,180 businesses at direct risk — many of which are small family owned busin…
Alaska and British Columbia officials met virtually this past week to discuss results of a joint water-monitoring study undertaken in the transboundary watersheds of the Unuk, Taku and Stikine rivers.
The State of Alaska’s Department of Transportation recently released its proposed ammendments to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, and it’s good to see Ketchikan projects continuing to be on the list for upcoming construction.
It was close, but the Ketchikan City Council’s recent 4-3 vote to approve $20,000 to co-fund a community tourism strategy project with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough was the right thing to do.
Alaska is on the global forefront of high seas traffic. Cargo ships, fishing vessels, cruise liners and military assets from other nations ply the waters of the Pacific and Arctic Oceans at a higher level than any other point in history. Russia has 40 icebreaking vessels in its fleet with mo…