Lew Williams, Jr., who became the paper's managing editor in 1966, was well known in Alaska as an opinion columnist. Originally appearing mainly in the Anchorage Times, his columns were regularly published in many Alaskan newspapers up until his death. His children (including Lew Williams III, the current mayor of Ketchikan) manage the paper today.
The Ketchikan Daily News is usually made up of one section including Local, Alaska, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment, Nation, and World pages in its Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday editions. The Wednesday edition includes a "B" section usually titled "Education." The Weekend Edition covering Saturday and Sunday has a B section titled "Waterfront" along with Sunday Comics and a "Local Scene" supplement that contains book and movie reviews and occasionally an article on coming performances or art events.