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Ketchikan approves 'sobering center' resolution

KETCHIKAN - The Ketchikan City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that could result in the establishment of a "sobering center" at the Fifth Avenue site of the former Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility. Read more

Ketchikan plane crash survivor returns home

KETCHIKAN - The smile of Morgan Enright lit up The Point art cafe on Saturday evening as she exchanged hugs and conversation with people who'd come to welcome her home to Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska. Read more

Ketchikan holds vigil for missing

More than 125 people came out in the light rain and crisp breeze of Thursday evening for a prayer vigil on behalf of four men who have been missing in Ketchikan. Read more

Memoir chronicles float camp life

KETCHIKAN - Biz Robbins and her husband, Don, were teachers in Colorado when Don told Biz he was moving to Alaska. Read more

Part of Ketchikan history comes down

KETCHIKAN - A piece of Ketchikan waterfront history has reached the end of its days. The former E.C. Phillips & Son building at 1776 Tongass Ave. Read more

Seattle design group opens SE office

KETCHIKAN - A Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm with a long involvement with Alaska ferries has opened an office in Ketchikan. Read more

Juneau group asks new owner to save the Storis

KETCHIKAN - Groups hoping to preserve the former Coast Guard cutter Storis as a historic museum have been able to contact its new owner to see whether there's a chance to spare the ship from the scrapyard. Read more

Recreational boating deaths highest in Alaska in '12

KETCHIKAN - Recreational boating accidents claimed 22 lives in Alaska during 2012, resulting in the Last Frontier having the highest fatality rate in the United States. Alaska's fatality rate of 43. Read more

Oyster seed shortage in Alaska slows industry

KETCHIKAN - Like all farmers, oyster growers in Alaska need seed to produce their crop. But oyster seed has been scarce in recent years, and not just for Alaska growers. Read more

Rescuer reunites with near drowning victim

KETCHIKAN - Emily Guthrie was 18 months old in 1965 when she fell from a walkway above a fast-flowing section of Ketchikan Creek. Her tiny hands clutched a rubber doll tight as she hit the frigid water near upper Creek Street. Read more

OceansAlaska oyster facility up and running

KETCHIKAN - Just a few days old, the tiny oysters growing in tanks at OceansAlaska's new float in George Inlet represent a big milestone for the Ketchikan-based organization - and huge potential for the mariculture industry in Alaska. Read more

Ketchikan eyes skateboard park development plan

KETCHIKAN - Two skateboard park designers recently visited Ketchikan as the momentum builds toward transforming a vacant lot near Schoenbar Middle School into a nifty blend of ramps, bowls and rails for skaters of all abilities. Read more

Ketchikan to host shellfish events in October

KETCHIKAN — Alaska shellfish growers, harvesters, regulators and aficionados will be gathering in Ketchikan late in October... Read more

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