Author Archives: Megan Petersen

Police shoot, kill problem bear in Carlanna area

Ketchikan Police shot and killed a black bear at the 200 block of Carlanna Lake Road Friday morning.

City to talk with PAC about access, parking

The recently painted Ketchikan Performing Arts Center building on Main Street. (Used with permission from PAC.)Following about an hour of public comment on the topic Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council directed management to talk with various interested parties to find a solution to the Performing Arts Center’s desire for a fully accessible entrance.

Priority list, bond props on City Council agenda

The Ketchikan City Council meets in regular session Thursday, and will talk about the city’s community priority list, which is sent to elected officials in Juneau for state funding consideration.

HD36 Republican candidates address issues

House District 36 MapThe three House District 36 Republicans are philosophically very similar. We asked what makes them unique.

Lewis Armey files for borough mayor seat

Ketchikan resident Lewis Armey Jr. filed Wednesday to run for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor position currently held by Dave Kiffer.

No evidence in reported Kasaan shooting

A reported shooting early Wednesday morning in Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island apparently didn’t happen.

Republican House District 36 candidates talk issues

Chere Klein, Agnes Moran and Patti Mackey prepare to go live on air for a candidate forum on KRBD.The Republican candidates for House District 36 sat down for a live call-in forum at KRBD Tuesday. Chere Klein, Patti Mackey and Agnes Moran talked about various topics relevant to the region, as well as statewide issues.

State issues Alaska Class ferry RFP to Vigor

(Image courtesy ADOT)The Alaska Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to the Ketchikan shipyard for construction of the Alaska Class dayboat.

Assembly moves forward with airport fee hikes

AirportFerryThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance Monday to increase various airport fees, including the cost of riding the ferry. If it’s approved in a second reading, the cost for someone to take the ferry will go from $5 to $6.

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker visits First City

Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Walker stopped by KRBD to talk about various issues, from oil taxes, Medicaid expansion and marijuana to Hobo Jim.