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Longtime pediatrician David Johnson retires

Retiring Doctor David Johnson and his wife, Jenny, are seen at the PeaceHealth Ketchikan holiday party. (PeaceHealth photo)According to a PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center announcement, Johnson came to Ketchikan in 1970 as an officer with the U.S. Public Health Service, and was assigned to the Indian Health Clinic.

Assembly to consider more conflicts of interest

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has rescheduled its regular meeting from Monday to Tuesday, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

Ketchikan Boro Manager Dan Bockhorst retires

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst is retiring effective Dec. 30. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)After about 40 years working in Alaska, the last nine of those as the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s manager, Dan Bockhorst is retiring effective Dec. 30.

Pot, Deer Mountain among top stories of 2016

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)Pot continued to be a hot topic in the City of Ketchikan this year, the borough lost its education funding lawsuit on appeal, and Deer Mountain remains under threat of logging. Here’s a look back at just a few of the top stories of the past 12 months.

Tides, currents to delay AMHS MV Kennicott

Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal. (KRBD file photo)The Alaska Marine Highway announced Tuesday that the MV Kennicott’s schedule will experience some delays starting Dec. 30th because of tides and currents.

POW man charged with domestic assault

birdA 31-year-old Hydaburg man was arrested last week for allegedly threatening a family member with a knife.

Kahi Interact donates pie proceeds to Pioneers

Pioneers Home residents with the big check, representing the proceeds of this year's Rotary Interact pie sale. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)This year's pie auction had the most pies ever, and in turn raised the most money since the annual tradition began many years ago.

White Christmas in the forecast for Ketchikan

A city snow plow tries to keep up with the heavy snowfall Tuesday morning.Area residents who love a white Christmas will be happy to hear they’ll probably get one – but not until that afternoon.

Klein new community rep for Alaska senators

Chere KleinChere Klein has been hired as the new Ketchikan representative for Alaska’s Congressional Delegation in the U.S. Senate.

Alaska, B.C. detail transboundary mine pact

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott opens the first teleconferenced meeting of a bilateral working group on transboundary mines Dec. 16. Shown are, from the left, Meghan Topkok, First Alaskans Institute; Barbara Blake, senior advisor to Mallott; Mallott; and David Rogers and Jackie Timothy, Department of Fish and Game. (Photo courtesy Governor’s Office.)Alaska and British Columbia are working out details of how they will handle transboundary mine concerns. Critics say the effort needs federal involvement.