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First City’s first baby of 2013 born Friday

The first baby born at Ketchikan Medical Center in 2013 arrived early Friday morning.

Ricardo Xuuya, pronounced “Kooya,” Johnson, was born at 3:51 a.m. Friday. He weighs 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measures 20 inches.

His parents are Brianne Goheen and Travis Johnson of Klawock.

Johnson said Ricardo’s name reflects his heritage.

“Zooya is Haida for raven, because his mom is Haida and she’s a raven,” he explained.

Johnson said Ricardo also is a family name.

The couple didn’t expect they’d have the first baby of the year. Ricardo’s due date was Jan. 13th, so he was eager to arrive. The family will receive a gift package with toys and supplies donated by local merchants.

Johnson said Ricardo is the first child for both parents.

“Everybody’s in good health, everybody’s happy and … kinda hanging out,” he said.

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