Ketchikan is anticipating 1.4 million cruise ship passengers during the 2022 season.
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It’s amazing that access to the North American road system — not to mention roaded access to and through Central and South America — is available just 91 nautical miles from Ketchikan at Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Ketchikan — and all other Alaska port towns and entities involved in large cruise ship tourism — can appreciate the Alaska congressional delegation’s successful effort in May to secure a federal waiver that cleared the route for cruise ships to return to the Last Frontier in 2021.
It was difficult to not get jealous this week when seeing photos of the former Alaska ferries Fairweather and Chenega being offloaded under brilliantly blue skies at Sant Antoni in Ibiza, Spain.
September is National Preparedness Month, a designation that prompts government and other entities to issue worthy announcements encouraging citizens to prepare for the emergency situations that can arise in Alaska.
The candidate-filing period for the upcoming local elections closed Wednesday — and the community should be pleased with the number of local individuals who have stepped forward with a willingness to serve in elected office.
As the commercial fishing season for salmon in Southeast Alaska continues toward its conclusion, it’s interesting to see the harvest volume trends for the various salmon species in the region.
Our congratulations go to the Ward Cove Dock Group for its remarkable accomplishment, which was highlighted Wednesday by the first cruise ship to arrive at its new dock at the former pulp mill site in Ward Cove.
In December 2019, Gov. Dunleavy allowed the Alaska GOP to auction off breakfast with the governor at a fundraising event. The breakfast would take place in the governor’s mansion, which, of course, is not the governor’s at all, but belongs to the people of the state of Alaska. Alaska law pro…