Author Archives: Madelyn Beck

Ketchikan DA’s office feeling budget cuts

IMG_1831The Alaska Legislature has cut funding for every branch of state government, including the Department of Law, which oversees District Attorney offices throughout the state. This means Ketchikan’s D.A.s are taking on a larger workload as they wait to have a vacant position filled.

Man in custody for Ketchikan stabbing

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Zachariah Willard is charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of 33-year-old Wayne Nathan on the morning of Aug. 10.

4 more candidates file; deadline tomorrow

Borough SealOn Monday morning, Gabe Duckworth, Kim Hodne and James Schenk added their names to the list of people interested in two open Borough Assembly seats; and Chuck Slagle turned in his paperwork for Ketchikan City Council.

State sets POW wolf harvest quota at 9

Alaska Department of Fish and Game image.A wolf harvest quota has been set for Game Management Unit 2, which is Prince of Wales Island and surrounding islands. According to a joint news release from the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, biologists have set the state harvest at nine wolves.

More candidates file for mayor, School Board

For City of Ketchikan mayor, Ed Plute has filed to challenge incumbent Mayor Lew Williams III. And for Ketchikan School Board, Matt Eisenhower and Alma Parker have joined the pack running for three open seats.

Garbage bear season

11781656_10153638943734180_3421132456915646599_nLocal garbage bandits have been making their bi-yearly rounds in Ketchikan, leaving messes in their wake. KRBD looked into how residents are and should be warding off these hungry bears.

Council nixes artist residency proposal

fire hallThe Ketchikan City Council voted unanimously Thursday to reject a proposal that would have conveyed the old Main Street fire station to the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council for use as an artist residency program.

Four more file for local elected office

Ketchikan from the waterJanalee Gage has filed for a one-year seat on City Council; Stephen Bradford is running for Borough Assembly; and Matt Tibbles and Misty Archibald seeks seats on the School Board.

AML, MAC and City Council all meet Thursday

Thursday is an extra-busy day for meetings in Ketchikan, with the Alaska Municipal League, the Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee and the Ketchikan City Council all gathering at different times during the day.

3 charged with parole violations due to meth

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Three Ketchikan residents were charged this week with violating their paroles by allegedly owning or using methamphetamine or methamphetamine paraphernalia.