Local News

Local group forms to ‘Save Deer Mountain’

Deer MountainTwo longtime Ketchikan residents have formed a new organization to stop recently announced plans to log Deer Mountain.

Last-minute candidates file for local office

I-Voted-StickerFive-o-clock Thursday was the deadline for local candidates to file for city and borough office. Here's a wrap-up on who is running for which seats.

Active shooter drill trains local responders

ShooterDrill2The U.S. Coast Guard base in Ketchikan was the scene of a simulated active shooter on Wednesday, complete with fake casualties, a successful “arrest,” and lessons on rapid-response medical care.

POW wolf harvest quota set at 11 animals

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.According to an announcement from the U.S. Forest Service, the most recent population estimate of wolves in Game Management Unit 2 is 108, an increase from last year’s estimate of 89.

Board accepts USCG grant to build greenhouse

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.Fawn Mountain Elementary School Principal Alonso Escalante says the facility will be more than a simple greenhouse; “grow house” is a more accurate term.

Pickrell files for Ketchikan Borough Assembly

Borough SealSue Pickrell filed late Wednesday afternoon for one of two three-year seats open on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

First step taken toward logging Deer Mountain

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)The Alaska Mental Health Trust took its first step toward logging Ketchikan’s iconic Deer Mountain, along with a parcel in Petersburg.

Jazz saxophonist Bob Kindred dead at age 76

Bob KindredJazz saxophonist Bob Kindred died August 15th in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 76. Kindred was well known in the Ketchikan jazz community, performing at First City Players Jazz and Cabaret Festival for more than a dozen years.

BIA cuts hit Central Council programs

2-12-14-THCC-PodiumCiting federal budget cuts, Southeast Alaska’s regional tribal government is temporarily ending programs that provide food, clothing and shelter to its most needy clients.

Grant to pay for Fawn Mountain greenhouse

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.The local U.S. Coast Guard base has awarded a grant to Fawn Mountain Elementary School for a greenhouse that will provide fresh vegetables for students’ lunches.