Eric Stone, KRBD - Ketchikan


Many Ketchikan residents want public hearing on Ward Cove dock

Developers want to put in a two-berth floating dock at Ward Cove, a narrow bay seven miles north of downtown Ketchikan — but local residents have expressed concerns about traffic and pollution.

Ketchikan mayor, council concerned over Ward Cove project

In a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, which is reviewing a permit to build a two-berth dock for megaships, the city’s elected leaders questioned whether the project was in the community’s best interest.

Ketchikan schools walk back policy allowing administrators to force students to unlock phones

Ketchikan school administration officials have walked back a proposed cell phone policy that had explicitly warned students they could expect no privacy on their devices while on school grounds. An earlier draft included language stating...

Ketchikan Gateway Borough mayor fights for local funding from feds

Payments in lieu of taxes from the federal government help support communities around Alaska. But the payments are discretionary, which makes it hard for cities and boroughs to plan — and local leaders are now asking Congress take a longer-term approach.

Prince Rupert ferry cancellation shocks Ketchikan community

The two communities have been linked by state ferry since 1963, and the end of the service will mean big changes for people trying to get from Southeast Alaska to the North American road system.

Ketchikan City Council to consider port fee hike

The current dockage rate was set in 1991, and the base rate hasn’t been adjusted for inflation since.