In the News

  • KTN looks to non-cruise visitors to boost business in upcoming season People want to come to Alaska, it is the trip of a lifetime. September is the fall silver salmon run and self-guided anglers are crazy about our cohos — after all, Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world,” said Nadra Angerman. Read More
  • Make staying in Alaska this summer an endless adventure with deals on guided trips, lodging and boat rentals Have you picked out your great Alaska adventure yet? I’ve covered some stand-out staycations in the last few weeks, but there are more offers that keep popping up. Literally every day, there’s a new deal or a list of offers available this summer. Many (but not all) are offered exclusively to Alaskans. Read the full… Read More
  • McKinley Angerman Kellogg received bachelor’s degree, accepts position with Chinook Shores Lodge McKinley Angerman Kellogg, granddaughter of Wrangell residents Dick and Barbara Angerman, has recently earned her bachelor's degree and has also accepted a management position with Chinook Shores Lodge in Ketchikan. Kellogg received her degree on March 23, in environmental science, from Western Washington University. McKinley "I chose this degree because I was really interested to… Read More
  • King salmon sport fishery underway "The people that come to our lodge like to catch salmon," Angerman said. "They take our boats out, they stay in our beach houses, but they also come for so much more that Ketchikan has to offer. Whale watching for example. And, the eagles they go crazy about. Ketchikan is known as 'the salmon capital… Read More
  • CHINOOK SHORES LODGE STAFF COMPLETE FAST RESCUE BOAT TRAINING, EARN UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA SOUTHEAST CREDITS Located in Southeast Alaska, Ketchikan-based Chinook Shores Lodge announced lodge owner Jeff Wedekind and employee Søren Heinecke successfully completed MTR 228 Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) training at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). The course combined classroom instruction and testing at the UAS Ketchikan Campus with hands-on training in Tongass Narrows. Approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), UAS MTR 228 FRB meets requirements… Read More
  • Ketchikan Ketchikan is most renowned for its fjords, wildlife and colorful totem poles. But the ancestral home of the Tongass Tribe of Tlingit Indians has much more going for it.  Built into steep hills, the city is located on the southwestern shore of Revillagigedo Island, south of Wrangell. An Alaskan fishing vacation for the family deserves… Read More
  • Chinook Shores Lodge Adding Four New 21′ Silver Streak Boats By Mary Kaufman, SitNews Entering its 11th fishing season, Chinook Shores Lodge will be adding four 21' Silver Streak boats to its unguided and bare boat fleet. Chinook Shores Lodge, an Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, is located approximately 15 miles north of Ketchikan on Potter Road. Read the full… Read More
  • For visitors angling for a longer stay, Ketchikan has a lot to offer By Scott McMurren, Alaska News Dispatch I’ve visited Ketchikan many times. Since Ketchikan is a cruise port, I’m more familiar with the popular activities for cruisers: flightseeing, zipline tours, kayaking and downtown shopping. But it’s just a 15-minute drive north of Ketchikan to Clover Pass. There are several lodges that cater to a different sort… Read More
  • Wester Earns Captain’s License in Alaska Chinook Shores Lodge, a Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, has announced lead dock-hand Hayden Wester successfully completed Mariners Learning Systems' OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License coursework and United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved testing requirements. The USCG Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License) allows Wester to carry up to six… Read More