The National Weather Service says Ketchikan has gotten more than 21 inches of rain this month. And the fact that the rain came so quickly presents its own challenges.
Rains throughout October and November mean Southeast Alaska is finally out of “severe drought.”
If Ketchikan keeps seeing high levels of bacteria in its raw water supply, it could lose its right to remain unfiltered. It might be forced to build a filtration plant. And that’s expensive.
The Army Corps of Engineers says it has sufficient information to rule on a permit for a floating megaship dock in Ward Cove. That’s despite requests from the city of Ketchikan to hold hearings.
What could be the last Alaska ferry to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, left Monday afternoon. A dispute between Canadian and U.S. authorities has left the marine highway link in limbo.
The end of the international ferry service link will mean big changes for people trying to get from Southeast Alaska to the North American road system.
Transgendered Ketchikan started as a Facebook group and became a weekly meet-up for members of the LGBTQ community.
Five fishermen were rescued Sunday morning when their vessel sank near Back Island near Ketchikan.
The Coast Guard sent out small boats from Station Ketchikan, and a search and rescue helicopter from Air Station Sitka. Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad crews were mobilized, and KVRS found the crashed plane.
At 9:45 a.m. Thursday, a floatplane crashed in the water near Pacific Air in Ketchikan. Ketchikan Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Mattson says a pilot and four passengers were aboard. They all were removed from the plane safely.