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Three charged with felony drug possession

birdThree Ketchikan men were arrested Monday after local law enforcement allegedly found them in possession of an estimated $100,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Metlakatla artist takes top prize at SHI art show

David R. Boxley's painted drum, titled "Txaamsem." (SHI photo)David R. Boxley won Best of Show and Best of Formline for his painting on a deer-hide drum. Other Metlakatla and Ketchikan artists, adult and youth, won prizes in Sealaska Heritage Institute's juried art show.

Local UAS students make honors lists

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus has announced which students earned spots on the UAS Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the spring 2016 semester.

Swan Lake dam project starts this month

birdA multi-million dollar project to increase hydro-electric lake storage for three Southeast Alaska communities is under way this month. Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board members heard this month that the start of the project was threatened by high lake levels this spring.

Collision injures two POW drivers

birdTwo drivers were injured and flown to Seattle for treatment following an accident Saturday on Salt Road on Prince of Wales Island.

Nice fish!

From left are Brian Brissette, with a hook in his finger, Bill "Skip" Pattison, Misty Pattison,  Bryson Brissette and Louise Pattison, standing with Misty's winning king salmon.
(Photo by Stephanie Brissette)Fishing– and winning -- the derby is a family tradition for Misty Pattison, who has unofficially won this year’s Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby with her 48.6-pound lunker.

SEAPA board tables vote on Swan Lake takeover

birdFrustrations boiled over at a meeting in Petersburg last week of the organization that sells electrical power to Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan. Board members of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA, ultimately decided to delay a vote on a take-over of operations at the Swan Lake hydro-electric plant near Ketchikan.

Making your website dynamic and attractive to customers

Ketchikan Small Business Development Director Kimberlee Hayward.Kimberlee Hayward is the new director of the Ketchikan Small Business Development Center. She spoke about website design “best practices” at Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Borough considers logging on Gravina property

RainforestThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough may hire a local logging company to selectively harvest some of its Gravina Island property.

School Board questions liaison committee involvement

bird copyThe Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night discussed whether to continue participation on the Assembly / School Board Liaison Committee.