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As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...million on additional spending for local goods and services.Chelsea Goucher, executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, said the study was done for a purely hypothetical situation."(The study) just really illustrates...
Plans underway to restore burned hatchery

KETCHIKAN - The operator of a state-owned salmon hatchery near Petersburg says it is moving forward with plans to rebuild the portion of the facility destroyed by fire in March.
Alaska editorial: Ripple effect

This editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: It seemed like smooth sailing toward updating the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry fleet until early December.
New fisheries tech program at Ketchikan

...employment in fisheries and hatcheries throughout Southeast, said instructor Gary Freitag. At a recent Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Freitag, who is also the research and evaluation manager for the Southern Southeast Regional...
State likely to ditch Gravina bridge for ferry

The state's top transportation official said a ferry is the most likely option for improved access between Ketchikan and its airport on Gravina Island.
Public to vote on limits for Ketchikan jewelry stores

Ketchikan voters in October will determine whether the location of future jewelry stores should be limited.
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Ketchikan's Johansen to seek re-election to Legislature

...KETCHIKAN - State Rep. Kyle Johansen wants a third term. The Ketchikan Republican announced Wednesday at a Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce meeting that he will seek re-election next year. He was first elected in 2006 after first defeating...
SE cities take up head tax

Ketchikan voters will cast ballots on a cruise ship passenger fee within the next two and a half months. Officials in Yakutat also are considering a head tax to increase city revenues from tourism.
51-pound salmon wins Ketchikan derby

...she said Tuesday. But after about a 20-minute fight, she netted a 51-pound king salmon and won the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce King Salmon Derby, leading a field of 30 fish. The big salmon went for a whole herring dragged behind...


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