SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska


Married Man's Trail
By Susan Coady


April 14, 2010

I have lived in Ketchikan for 25 years. I spend my days with children. As the weather has improved, I have been spending the days with the children doing as many outdoor activities as we can. I have two very serious issues that need to be looked at for the safety of our children.

First, living next to the city park, Schoenbar and the ballfield I notice every other car speeding all day and night long. When I notified the police, and city I was told that it is not a school zone and nothing could be done. As baseball season is here, there are children all over and I am worried something will happen.

My second issue is I have been walking the kids and dog down Married Man's Trail on a daily basis. It is a beautiful walk and tourists also use this trail. There are numerous homeless intoxicated men that stay in the woods at the bottom of Cape Fox Lodge. We started calling it "Drunk Man's Trail" it makes me feel uncomfortable and unsafe to walk even with my dog.

Can something be done about either of these issues? Does anyone else care? I have tried to bring it to the City and Borough attention but seem to get nowhere. Thank You.

Susan Coady
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I have lived in Ketchikan for 25 years. I am a nanny and have worked with children for the last 10 years, as well as the tour industry in the summers."

Received April , 2010 - Published April 14, 2010


Viewpoints - Opinion Letters:

letter Webmail Your Opinion Letter to the Editor



Note: Comments published on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.


E-mail your letters & opinions to
Your full name, city and state are required for letter publication.

SitNews ©2010
Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska