Former Ketchikanite wins Peace Corp blog award

Mark Jahnke in Kyrgyzstan . (Photo courtesy Mark Jahnke)A former Ketchikan resident and Peace Corps volunteer recently won a trip to Washington, D.C., after his blog about volunteering in Kyrgyzstan won an online social-media contest.

Gubatayao picked to fill School Board vacancy

Diane Gubatayao.Four people applied for that vacancy, and were interviewed by the School Board on Wednesday. The candidates were Diane Gubatayao, retired teacher Daniel Dodson, student board member Gerik Sherrill and Carl Webb, who served previously on the School Board.

Mental Health committee revisits logging vote

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s resource management committee approved two motions Wednesday to recommend that the Board of Trustees take another vote on its controversial August decision to log portions of Deer Mountain and a parcel in Petersburg.

33 Alaska judges up for retention on Nov. 8

Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens. (KRBD file photo)In the First Judicial District, which comprises the southern Southeast region, voters will decide whether to retain four of the district’s judges.

No injuries after dog distracts driver

bird copyNobody was injured after a Hummer overturned at around 8 p.m. Tuesday near Mile 8 North Tongass Highway.

Vista AmeriCorps volunteers

AmeriCorps_VISTALogoBobbie McCreary of Ketchikan Youth Initiatives introduces three Vista volunteers who are in Ketchikan to work with KYI, the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition and Southeast Alaska Independent Living.

Mental Health committee to vote on reconsideration

Deer Mountain (KRBD file photo)The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s resource management committee meets Wednesday starting at 1 p.m., and will vote on whether to recommend reconsideration of the Trust Board’s decision to start the process of logging parts of Deer Mountain and a parcel in Petersburg.

Charter election to be in-person after all

Borough SealDuring a four-minute special meeting Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted unanimously to change the by-mail special Charter Commission election to an in-person election.

Constitution Party’s Ken Shaw runs for HD36

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Three people are running for the House District 36 seat. We had earlier reports on incumbent Dan Ortiz and his Republican challenger Bob Sivertsen. And on Friday, KRBD’s Leila Kheiry sat down with Constitution Party candidate Ken Shaw.

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Applicants file for Council, School Board seats

birdFive people filed for a vacancy on the Ketchikan City Council; four want to fill an empty Ketchikan School Board seat.