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Petition to list POW wolves as endangered denied

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced that wolves in Southeast Alaska do not warrant an endangered species listing.

Wellness Coalition hires new executive director

Kevin Gadsey and his dog, Monty. (Photo courtesy Kevin Gadsey)A former Ketchikan resident is returning to Alaska’s First City after an absence of several years to head up the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.

Assembly to start manager recruitment process

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed Monday to a process for replacing Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst after his planned retirement at the end of this year.

Man charged with trespass, animal cruelty

UPDATED A 43-year-old Ketchikan man has been charged with criminal trespass and animal cruelty after he allegedly broke into a family member’s house and injured that family member’s dog.

State Parks offers artist-in-residence program

(Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)The program is open to artists working in all media. Selected artists will spend up to two weeks at the historic Ernest Gruening Cabin outside of Juenau, between May and September of this year.

Stephens reappointed as presiding judge

Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens. (KRBD file photo)Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens has been reappointed as the presiding judge for the state’s First Judicial District, which covers Southeast Alaska.

Borough to start search for new manager

Borough SealBorough Manager Dan Bockhorst plans to retire at the end of 2016.

A look back at 2015’s top Ketchikan news items

(Creative Commons image)Pot was the main topic dominating Ketchikan news throughout 2015. Alaska’s First City also debated a tobacco excise tax, welcomed the winners of the first Race to Alaska boat race, and mourned nine people who died in a floatplane crash.

Wolves, border gates, tourism big in 2015

Residents of Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, protest the nighttime closure of the border between the two towns April 1. (Courtesy Sylvia Alderton/The Terrace Standard)Here’s a look back on 2015 news items for Metlakatla, Prince of Wales Island and Hyder.

Federal grant to pay for veterans’ ferry travel

IFAFerryLocal veterans riding the Inter-Island Ferry Authority will benefit from a federal Department of Veterans Affairs grant recently awarded to the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.