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Bike stolen a few feet away from young owner

DSCF6249An 11-year-old girl in Ketchikan wants her bike back. It was stolen Sunday evening, and apparently is one of about 10 bicycles reported stolen in recent months.

Report: Ketchikan needs to improve school safety

Students walk to class at Schoenbar Middle SchoolKetchikan has an “it won’t happen here” attitude that contributes to some lax safety standards at local schools. That is one of the findings in a draft safety assessment of the Ketchikan School District from an outside non-profit.

Two face felonies for basement pot operation

Two Ketchikan men appeared in court today to face felony drug charges.

Pool renovation bonds on Craig city ballot

Craig PoolVoters in the City of Craig on Prince of Wales Island will decide this October whether to approve $3 million in bonds to pay for major repairs to the community’s pool.

Ketchikan School Board to talk school enrollment

Houghtaling second graders at lunch on their second day of school.The Ketchikan School Board will vote on adding a new teaching position at Houghtaling Elementary School at its Wednesday night meeting.

Jury finds man not guilty of drug charges

Last week, a Ketchikan jury found a California man not guilty of felony drug charges.

Police offer safety assessments

Officers Travers and Sivertsen discuss safety at KRBD.In June, the Ketchikan Police Department made safety assessments available for local businesses. They look for potential weak spots, and see how prepared a workplace might be for anything from a natural disaster to a vandalism.

Living history group brings back Middle Ages

DSC_0120Ketchikan is home to a new group. It’s called the Shire or Canton of Erleninsel, and it’s the local chapter of the international Society of Creative Anachronism.

Southeast Yoga Project offers free classes

Ketchikan local and Portland resident Sarasvati Hewitt is coming home to teach free yoga in Ketchikan and Metlakatla as part of the Southeast Alaska Yoga Project.

Man charged for yelling, kicking, spitting

A man is charged with felony assault in the third degree, harassment in the first degree and disorderly conduct after a Labor Day Weekend altercation.