Ketchikan Chamber hires new director

ChamberlogoJulie Isom has been named the new executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. Isom accepted the position on Tuesday and will replace outgoing director Chelsea Goucher.

Ketchikan Community Chorus

Steve Kinney daughter Chandra Oshima preview the Ketchikan  Community Chorus’ winter concert. The concert will be at the Presbyterian Church on December 5th at 7 p.m. and December 6th at 3 p.m. The concert will be in two parts winter and … more

Ketchikan Wellness Coalition

Terrance Robbins speaks about the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition’s executive direcotr stepping down, potential marijuana tax revnue and other related statistics. 11.25Wellnessmore

Council to vote on retail pot sales

National Public Radio image.On Monday night, the Ketchikan City Council decided to vote on the sale of retail marijuana at its next meeting. The Council made this decision after hearing a presentation by Chris French, the Borough Planning and Community Development Director.

Tulsequah cleanup won’t restart water treatment

Acid drainage from the Tulsequah Chief Mine discolors a leaking containment pond next to the Tulsequah River in British Columbia in 2013. (Photo courtesy Chris Miller/Trout Unlimited)Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, near Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the mine won’t have to restart a shuttered water-treatment plant.

Assembly indefinitely postpones pot excise tax

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Monday night Monday decided to postpone indefinitely a citizen request to establish at $10 per ounce excise tax on marijuana. The Assembly also heard an annual report from AIDEA.

‘Tis the season for increased phone and internet scams

Photo courtesy of bbb.orgA series of phone, email and internet scams continue to hit residents in Southeast Alaska and beyond. People are particularly vulnerable during the holiday season. Here's information on some of the scams to watch out for.

Ketchikan Tool Library plans to open in 2016

Matt Peebles from the Ketchikan Tool Library talks about building a collection of tools and what the future holds for the only tool library in Alaska.

Robotics teams tackle trash challenge in K-town

The Coffman Cove "Timber Wolves" checking the components for their robots.The K-Town Robotic Tournament was held this Saturday (November 21st) at Ketchikan’s Schoenbar Middle School. This year, students age 9-14 took on the “Trash Trek Challenge.” They had to come up with solutions to problems using programmable robots made out of LEGOs.

Whistle workshop creates indigenous instruments

DSC_1859Whistles, rattles and clappers have traditionally been an important part of Native culture in Southeast Alaska, but the instruments are less common now. Working with the Smithsonian Institute’s Arctic Studies Center, the Totem Heritage Center hosted a whistle making workshop this month.