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Ketchikan, Alaska is located in Ketchikan Gateway County. Zip codes in Ketchikan, AK include 99950, 99901, and 99919. The median home price in Ketchikan is $199,900. More Ketchikan information.

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4 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion

Report: Ketchikan ship projects equal revenue

Ketchikan could see significant economic benefits - both in terms of new jobs and money spent in the community - if either the state or private companies choose the Ketchikan Shipyard for large-scale shipbuilding projects, according to a recent report. The report, released by the Ketchikan Marine Industry Council, states that a $100 million shipbuilding project could mean 190 new jobs - paying $27.4 million in wages - and $12.4 million on additional spending for local goods and services.

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7 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

New ferry 'pit stops' in Southeast Alaska aimed at satisfying feds

Prince of Wales Island is slated to get Alaska Marine Highway System ferry service next summer, but the primary goal isn't to improve transportation. The reason the ferry LeConte will start serving the island, as well as an unused ferry terminal south of Petersburg on Mitkof Island, is to bail the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities out of a tight spot and potentially save the state millions of dollars.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Low use forces Forest Service to close cabins

DeBoer Lake cabin in the Petersburg Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest is one of ten cabins that will be removed by 2017. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

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KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Aurora activity high through the weekend

The chances of a Northern Lights viewing are high through the weekend, and Ketchikan is expected to have at least partially clear skies during that time frame. According to the Alaska Geophysical Institute, there were two solar flares on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Timber harvest in Shelter Cove area proposed

The U.S. Forest Service has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Saddle Lakes Timber Sale on Revilla Island. The harvest area is about 14 miles northeast of Ketchikan, in the Shelter Cove area.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Low use forces Forest Service to close cabins

DeBoer Lake cabin in the Petersburg Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest is one of ten cabins that will be removed by 2017. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

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OceansAlaska loan up for approval Monday

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is scheduled to take its final two votes on a $600,000 loan to OceansAlaska during its regular meeting Monday. OceansAlaska is a nonprofit shellfish seed producer.

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KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Job Service Report

The chances of a Northern Lights viewing are high through the weekend, and Ketchikan is expected to have at least partially clear skies during that time frame. more The U.S. Forest Service has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Saddle Lakes Timber Sale on Revilla Island.

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Ketchikan Daily News

Volunteer

Volunteers make a whole lot happen in Ketchikan. This month the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department has put out a call for new volunteers.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Ketchikan does well in school evaluations

Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility earned the highest marks with a score of 95.24, a five-star rank. It also showed the biggest improvement from the previous school year, when it scored 51.25, a single-star rank.

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Arts Report

An 11-year-old Ketchikan girl whose bike was stolen on Sunday, just a few feet away from where she was standing, has her bike back. more Jessica Clark speaks about classes for parents with young children - "Infant Massage" and "Positive Solutions For Parents" and grant opportunities for daycare providers.

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Alaska Journal of Commerce

Movers & Shakers 09/14/14

Mariethez Quezon was promoted to retail sales branch manager at the Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union Minnesota Branch. In this role, she is responsible for managing member service, branch operations, training staff, and working with members on a day to day basis.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Increased enrollment forces Ketchikan to make last-minute hire

Ketchikan school enrollment has increased each year since 2010. This year, that's caused problems for two elementary schools.

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KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Bike stolen a few feet away from young owner

An 11-year-old girl in Ketchikan wants her bike back. It was stolen Sunday evening, and apparently is one of about 10 bicycles reported stolen in recent months.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Homer News

Ketchikan City Council says no to legalizing pot

The Ketchikan City Council has voted against supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana. Council members voted last week to approve a resolution opposing the general election ballot proposition that would legalize marijuana in Alaska.

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Report: Ketchikan needs to improve school safety

Ketchikan has an "it won't happen here" attitude that contributes to some lax safety standards at local schools. That is one of the findings in a draft safety assessment of the Ketchikan School District from an outside non-profit.

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The ferry LeConte docks in Skagway in 2009.

The state ferry system is planning a new route in Southeast Alaska. It's being done in conjunction with a new, privately run ferry.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Effingham Herald

Video shows killer whale launch sea lion 20 feet in the air

A group of anglers in Alaska caught more than fish when capturing amazing footage of a sea lion being tossed in the air by a killer whale. Brian Ringeisen posted the video to the Angler Adventures Ketchikan Alaska YouTube channel on Aug. 15 and wrote about the experience on the company website.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Museum's mission up for Council approval

The Ketchikan City Council meets in regular session Thursday, and one of the topics on the agenda is the proposed museum department mission statement and core values. In a memo to City Manager Karl Amylon, Museum Director Lacey Simpson writes that the proposed mission statement was developed by the Museum Advisory Board with help from staff members.

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Assembly OKs $ for harbor, OceansAlaska

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly met in regular session on Tuesday rather than Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.

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