Council discusses marijuana regulation

National Public Radio image.Ketchikan City Council members shared their opinions and concerns about legalizing commercial marijuana sales during last night’s City Council meeting.

Learning English and gaining a family

kennethKaren Jewell teaches two ESL classes at Ketchikan High School. Her English as a Second Language students come one period before and one period after lunch. Many students stay for lunch as well, creating a classroom that is more like a family.

Hyder border to reopen for 24-hour access

Hyder signSen. Lisa Murkowski’s office announced today that after many discussions with her office, the Canadian government has agreed to work with U.S. officials to open the gate -- and keep it open, all the time.

Annual Kids Fishing Derby set for June 20

The ponds at City Park will be refilled with water and stocked with juvenile salmon in time for the June 20 Kids Fishing Derby.Tongass National Forest officials have scheduled youth fishing days during the month of June.

Pot discussion on City Council agenda

MarijuanaMarijuana Advisory Committee members want to get an idea of what elected bodies think about allowing marijuana businesses to operate in the community.

Ketchikan fiber artist wins Rasmuson project grant

Ketchikan fiber artist Kathy Rousso is among the 36 Alaska artists awarded 2015 grants and fellowships by the Anchorage-based Rasmuson Foundation.

Critics question Sealaska Corp.’s finances

sealaska-annual-report-2015-graphCould Sealaska make more money, pay higher dividends and make better use of its land? Yes, say some shareholders critical of the Southeast regional Native corporation’s management.

Assembly OKs school, borough budgets

Borough SealIn a marathon meeting Monday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a spending plan for the school district, without adding more funds for education, as requested by school officials. In the general borough budget, the Assembly cut grant funding by 25 percent across-the-board.

Students plant trees to celebrate Arbor Day in AK


Third-graders at Fawn Mountain Elementary water their spruce saplings on Arbor Day 2015.

Each state celebrates Arbor Day on a different day, in Alaska it’s the third Monday in May. Today marks the 49th year Alaska has celebrated the … more

New Old-Time Chautauqua coming to Ketchikan

Paul Magid, Keith Smith and Anne Gavzer speak about an event coming in June. The New Old-Time Chautauqua brings music, performance and education, plus a vaudeville show. Locals are invited to participate. Chautauquamore