The ferry LeConte is ready to carry paying passengers again.
State transportation officials say the Juneau-based ship will leave Friday morning, Dec. 6, for Haines and Skagway. It will return to its home port later in the day.
They say repairs on the ship’s bow thruster are complete. The LeConte went into drydock in Ketchikan for repairs.
The vessel has been off its schedule since the day before Thanksgiving.
Sailings go to Angoon and Tenakee on Saturday. Sunday is another Haines-Skagway run. And its Monday sailing is to Gustavus and Hoonah.
The bow thruster is scheduled to be replaced next winter.
- Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge saying no citizen injuries have been reported. Firefighters are working the scene.
- The fate of the state’s budget remains uncertain. It remains to be seen how the House and Senate will go about negotiating compromises.
- The interview process to choose Haines’ next municipal leader began Monday morning. Local residents Debra Schnabel and Brad Ryan are the two finalists for the borough manager job. They answered questions from borough staff — their potential employees — during the first round of interviews.
- About 30 different organizations and individuals put the fair together, including environmentalists and wildlife advocates.