Articles written by Danelle Kelly

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 By Danelle Kelly    News    August 24, 2022

City of Ketchikan changes to different seasonal sales tax rates

The Ketchikan City Council on Aug. 18 voted to adopt a seasonal sales tax rate structure. The current 4% rate within the city limits will increase to 5.5% from April 1 through Sept. 30, and will drop to 3% from Oct. 1 through March 31 each year. The...

 By Danelle Kelly    News    June 22, 2022

Drag Queen Storytime in Ketchikan fills library reading room 3 times

The Ketchikan Public Library last Friday morning held a Drag Queen Storytime event that attracted so many participants that library staff held three readings. The reading room is able to hold 25 people, Children’s Library Assistant Anne Marie M...

 By Danelle Kelly    News    June 15, 2022

Boaters start 750-mile race Port Townsend to Ketchikan

The Race to Alaska launched a flotilla north to Ketchikan from Port Townsend, Washington, on Monday. The 750-mile wind- and human-powered race has two starts: 5 a.m. Monday for the first leg, which organizers call the “The Proving Ground,” and noo...

 By Danelle Kelly    News    March 16, 2022

Canada reopens its waters to cruise ship traffic

Canada’s Minister of Transport has announced that cruise ships are again welcome at the nation’s ports, starting April 6. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped all cruise ship traffic in 2020 as Canada closed its waters, and the revenue hit was sub...

 By Danelle Kelly    News    February 2, 2022

Fisheries Board sticks with moving Southeast meeting to Anchorage

The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted 4-2 last Thursday to uphold its previous decision to convene the Southeast and Yakutat finfish and shellfish regulations meetings in Anchorage March 10 through 22 rather than in Ketchikan. Originally, the meeting...

 By Danelle Kelly    News    January 27, 2022

Fisheries Board will reconsider moving meeting out of Southeast

The Alaska Board of Fisheries, which had planned to hold its Southeast and Yakutat shellfish and finfish regulations meeting in Ketchikan this month before a surge in COVID-19 cases and winter-weather travel problems forced its cancellation, has...

 By Danelle Kelly    News    November 4, 2021

New domestic violence shelter opens in former Ketchikan juvenile jail

Women In Safe Homes has transformed a former youth detention center in Ketchikan into a safe haven for domestic and sexual abuse survivors. The new shelter opened Oct. 23, and serves residents of southern Southeast, including Wrangell. “We have p...


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