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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 re
Hurtigruten’s new expedition cruises in Alaska will take you where other ships can’t
Travellers can cruise deeper into the Alaskan wilderness in 2020 when Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, launches new trips exploring this incredible region.
State signs timber contract for forest land in 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 timber sale includes about 481 acres (195 hectares) within the Southeast State Forest and Tongass National Forest on the northwest
Alaska ferries freeze autumn ticket sales amid uncertain future
The Alaska Marine Highway System has stopped selling tickets past September. That’s in response to the governor’s proposed budget that would effectively shut down service later this year.
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.
Ketchikan, Peterburg and Wrangell all low on hydropower
Ketchikan, Petersburg and Wrangell are partially running on diesel to power their towns. That’s because the communities’ available hydropower is at extremely low levels. Wrangell and Petersburg are running their diesel generators about 14 hours each day as of last Saturday. And there’s no end in sig
SEAPA board meets over energy problems
The Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a teleconference last week, on Feb. 15, to discuss the ongoing power issues in the region. The SEAPA Board of Directors is made up of community members from the three cities: Two directors from Ketchikan, one from Petersburg, one from Wrangell, and a fifth seat
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.
Another Dunleavy appointee raises serious questions on vetting
Governor Michael J. Dunleavy recently appointed Trevor Shaw to the Commission on Judicial Conduct. The Commission adjudicates complaints against judges. It is composed of nine members: three judges, three lawyers, and three public members. It is an important, high profile board.