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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for February 5th craigpr2-4-16.… more

City mayor talks pot at Chamber presentation

Mayor Lew Williams III speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)City of Ketchikan Mayor Lew Williams III talked pot during his annual State of the City presentation at Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

UAS Ketchikan Campus students make honor lists

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus has announced the names of students who made the UAS Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the fall 2015 semester.

Council to eye rate hikes, pot-shop hours, grants

Ketchikan from the waterThe Ketchikan City Council meets on Thursday, and will talk about various fee increases; a change to city code that would establish operating hours for marijuana stores; and a list of recommended grants to local non-profit agencies.

Ortiz gives an update on the legislative session

Recently elected House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event.Rep. Dan Ortiz says the atmosphere in Juneau is pretty positive, with most lawmakers focused on resolving the state’s $3.5 billion deficit rather than delaying action.

Contracted, or in-kind, services debate continues

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.The ongoing and complicated issue of contracted services to the Ketchikan School District came up again during Monday night’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting.

Woman hit by vehicle in pedestrian crosswalk

Paramedics respond to an accident on Tongass Avenue. A woman in a scooter was struck by a vehicle. (KRBD photo by Deb Turnbull)A woman crossing the street in a motorized scooter was struck by a vehicle near The Landing Friday afternoon, but police say she appeared to be uninjured.

Local man charged with child sexual assault

A 20-year-old Ketchikan man faces three felony charges for allegedly engaging in sex with an elementary-age girl.

Boro looks at changes to recreation, sewage fees

The borough-run Gateway Recreation Center. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider two measures on Monday that call for adjusting fees for recreation facilities and for wastewater.

Elders cleaning up after storm blows roof off

Roofing material is seen in the yard in front of Frank and Marge James' rented home off North Tongass Highway. The roof blew off in the storm earlier this week. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Two Ketchikan elders are cleaning up and looking for a new place to live after the roof of their rented home was blown off during a big storm earlier this week.