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Man arrested as fugitive on warrant from Virginia

Alaska State Troopers arrested a 43-year-old Ketchikan man Saturday night on a warrant out of Virginia.

Christopher Weberg faces 53 charges of alleged first-degree possession of obscene material. According to troopers, he was arrested at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday on the extraditable warrant. He was taken to Ketchikan Correctional Center, where he was held without bail.

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UAS Chancellor disusses issues and opportunities

UAS Ketchikan Campus Director Priscuilla Schulte and UAS Chancellor Richard Caulfield.
UAS Chancellor Richard Caulfield was in Ketchikan this week. He and UAS Ketchikan Campus Director Priscilla Schulte spoke about financial issues facing the university system, and opportunities for the Ketchikan campus. more

Young-growth transition final decision announced

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)
During the 16-year transition, the U.S. Forest Service will offer an average of 46 million board feet of timber on the Tongass National Forest per year. The stands will transition gradually during those 16 years from old-growth to young growth. more