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Ray Troll x Eva's Wild "Save What You Love"

I love Ray Troll's art.You occasionally see it on fly fishing websites and may not even realize it.  I first put two and two together when I visited Ketchikan, Alaska a few years ago as a stop on a summer vacation. There's an eclectic little street (Creek Street) with several touristy traps, one of which is an art gallery/gift shop featuring the works of Ray Troll. I spent more than my fair share of time in "Soho Coho" looking at vibrant images of salmon, bears, and other forms of life... from ...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Bristol Bay, Eva, Ray, Ketchikan Alaska, Ray Troll, Michael Agneta, Creek Street, Soho Coho, Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust


Strong rainfall allows Ketchikan to return to hydropower

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A return to more normal rainfall will save money for Ketchikan’s electric utility and its customers. The Ketchikan Daily News reports strong rainfall has solidified hydropower use and will allow Ketchikan Public Utilities to cut loose two leased diesel generators by the end of the month. Using hydropower instead of burning […]
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Land clearing explosion triggers Ketchikan highway landslide

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a man using explosives to clear land north of Ketchikan created a landslide that blocked the North Tongass Highway. Troopers say 67-year-old Michael Williams of Edna Bay, owner of Williams Drilling and Blasting, on Tuesday afternoon blasted rock for a residential project. The detonation created a landslide […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Michael Williams, Ketchikan, Alaska State Troopers, Ketchikan Alaska, Edna Bay, Williams Drilling


Pilot, passenger die in small plane crash in Alaska

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say a pilot and a single passenger have died after a small plane crashed Monday near Ketchikan. Ketchikan Gateway Borough spokeswoman Deanna Thomas says in a release that the Taquan Air operated Beaver floatplane crashed in Metlakatla Harbor around 4 p.m. No one besides the deceased was on board the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Ketchikan Alaska, Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Deanna Thomas, Metlakatla Harbor


Death toll rises to 6 in midair collision of floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska

Six people are dead after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in flight near Ketchikan, Alaska, on Monday, the US Coast Guard said.
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Death toll rises to 6 from midair plane crash

Six people are dead after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in flight near Ketchikan, Alaska, on Monday, the US Coast Guard said.
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6 people were killed after two planes carrying cruise ship passengers collided midair in Alaska

Six people are dead after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in flight near Ketchikan, Alaska, on Monday, the US Coast Guard said.
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4 dead after two planes collide in flight in Alaska

Five people are dead after two float planes collided in flight Monday afternoon near Ketchikan, Alaska, according to a news release from Princess Cruises.
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4 dead and 2 missing after small planes collide in Alaska

At least four people are dead after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in flight near Ketchikan, Alaska, according to the US Coast Guard.
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NTSB to investigate collision of floatplanes near Ketchikan, Alaska; at least 4 dead, 2 missing

At least four people died and 10 were injured after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Two floatplanes collide in midair near Ketchikan, Alaska; at least 4 dead

Five people died and 10 were injured after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Deadly seaplane collision in Ketchikan Alaska

Two planes carrying sightseers collide near Ketchikan, with at least four people dead and two missing.
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Group to focus on southwest Alaska’s ferry service needs

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Members of a new group focused on the future of southeast Alaska’s ferry service will focus on ways to sustain the system. The Ketchikan Daily News reported Wednesday that members of the group based in Ketchikan attended a Rotary 2000 meeting where former Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski spoke Tuesday. Retired Ketchikan […]
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Ketchikan’s mayor, manager take free cruise to Los Angeles

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan’s mayor and city manager accepted a free cruise to Los Angeles, which they said allowed them to continue talks with those in the private sector as Ketchikan looks to expands cruise ship berths. Mayor Bob Sivertsen and City Manager Karl Amylon were among officials from several West Coast port towns […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Ap, West Coast, Northwest, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska, Bob Sivertsen, Karl Amylon


Sailing of state ferry Malaspina cancelled for repairs

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Sailings of the Alaska state ferry Malaspina have been cancelled for repairs, starting April 29. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the ferry will be sidelined for repairs to the vessel’s bow thruster. The ferry is expected to be back in service May 6 with a run from Ketchikan to British Columbia’s […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, British Columbia, Northwest, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Daily News, Ketchikan Alaska, Malaspina


Ketchikan beaches fail water quality standards

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Many beaches around Ketchikan have failed to meet Alaska water quality standards for recreation and consumption. The Ketchikan Daily News reported on Friday that reports from beaches in the area over the last couple of years show the elevated presence of fecal coliform and enterococci bacteria. The Alaska Department of Environmental […]
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Ketchikan author discusses new fantasy novel

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan author Patrice Motschenbacher-Hammer has recently released her new fantasy novel, “The Weavings of Akaria,” the first in her planned series: “The Veils of Wisdom.” Motschenbacher-Hammer sat down at a local coffee shop Wednesday with her husband, Bob Hammer, to talk about the journey of publishing her first novel. “It just […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Ketchikan, Bob Hammer, Ketchikan Alaska, Patrice Motschenbacher Hammer, Motschenbacher Hammer


US Naval warship visits southern Alaska port city

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship has docked at an Alaska port for a rare visit. The Juneau Empire reported Saturday that the USS Zumwalt docked in Ketchikan for a weekend stay beginning Saturday. Officials say the 610-footlong ship based in San Diego was scheduled to be open for public tours Sunday in […]
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Prince of Wales Island road reopened months after landslide

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Officials have reopened a road linking the Prince of Wales Island communities of Kazan and Thorne Bay, two months after it was closed by a landslide. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the South Thorne Bay/Kasaan Road was reopened Tuesday. Sara Yockey, Kasaan’s tribal transportation director, says travelers can expect delays as […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Kazan, Ketchikan Daily News, Wales Island, Ketchikan Alaska, Thorne Bay, South Thorne Bay Kasaan Road, Sara Yockey Kasaan


Officials concerned budget cuts will take away Ocean Rangers

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The state official overseeing Alaska’s cruise ship monitoring program is concerned about losing independent environmental inspectors on cruise ships. CoastAlaska reports the inspectors, known as Ocean Rangers, are on the chopping block as Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts work their way through the legislature. The State Department of Environmental Conservation’s top […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Mike Dunleavy, Ketchikan Alaska, State Department of Environmental Conservation, Ocean Rangers


State signs $2M timber sale contract for southeast Alaska

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The state has signed a $2.1 million contract with ALCAN Timber Inc. for a timber sale on state and federal forest land in southeast Alaska. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the timber sale includes about 481 acres (195 hectares) within the Southeast State Forest and Tongass National Forest on the northwest […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan Daily News, Ketchikan Alaska, ALCAN Timber Inc, Southeast State Forest


Ketchikan power customers urged to cut back on electricity

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan’s power utility is asking customers to throttle back their electrical usage. Freezing temperatures and low water levels in lakes, the source of hydropower for Ketchikan Public Utilities’ electric division, has maxed out power production, the Ketchikan Daily News reported . A 30-megawatt demand is putting stress on the system during […]
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Ketchikan historical museum displays model boats

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Terry Richardson blends art, science and patience to create intricately accurate models of marine vessels and aircraft, of which a few specimens can be seen in the Tongass Historical Museum. Richardson explained the history, process and materials involved in his passion for creating the models to an audience of about 25 […]
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Alaska town approves observance of daylight saving time

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a small town in southeast Alaska have voted for the community to observe daylight saving time. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Metlakatla Indian Community Council authorized the time change last month for the town of about 1,500 people on Annette Island. Residents approved the change that aligns the […]
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Alaska mayor pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A mayor in southeast Alaska received a 10-day suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution. The Ketchikan Daily News reports 36-year-old Lawrence Armour pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge Wednesday in court on Prince of Wales Island. According to court documents, the Klawock (klah-WAHK) mayor sent $400 to a […]
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Top 7 Outdoor Activities for your Trip to Alaska

Alaska is paradise to adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. This state offers many outdoor activities from heli skiing and horseback riding to kayaking and mountain climbing. If you have finished your first trip and still want to explore more, plan a second trip, and a third. You will never run out of activities to do or scenes to see in this state that is more than twice the size of Texas. If you need ideas on how to get your Alaskan outdoor activities checklist going continue reading this ...
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Partial government shutdown complicates landslide response

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The partial government shutdown that lasted 35 days has complicated efforts to clear a key roadway following a landslide on southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island. About 300 people have been affected by the closure, and an old logging road has been a cumbersome detour, the Ketchikan Daily News reported . […]
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Square dancing a long-standing Ketchikan tradition

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan’s square dancers warmed up a chilly Friday night in the Creekside Cabaret with laughter and enthusiastic allemandes timed to the lively music of the Free Radicals band. Barbara Morgan, who has teamed up with Hilary Koch for the past nine or 10 years to hold the Alaska Square Dance events, […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Ketchikan, Barbara Morgan, Ketchikan Alaska, Creekside Cabaret, Hilary Koch, Alaska Square Dance


Alaska plans for new ferry Tazlina to begin operation in May

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Marine Highway System says the new ferry Tazlina will begin operating in waters in the southeastern Alaska in May. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the ferry system announced last week that the 280-foot (85-meter) Tazlina will operate in Lynn Canal, replacing the ferry Fairweather that connects Juneau, Haines and […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Alaska Marine Highway System, Lynn Canal, Ketchikan Daily News, Ketchikan Alaska, Fairweather, Tazlina, Juneau Haines


New youth podcast launches in Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan’s young people have a new venue to make their voices heard, with “KTown: A Youth Podcast.” In the premiere episode released Friday, listeners were led through a dizzying array of topics by podcasters Jefferson Barry, Hiro Fifield, Nathaniel Johnson, Caleb Strait and Evan Yoder. The podcast was led by host […]
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