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Fish-waste ‘burp’ stinks up downtown Ketchikan

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.There was a big stink in Ketchikan Wednesday.

Bill would change rural designation process

Saxman Totem Park and Clan House.Local resident Lee Wallace testified today in Washington, D.C., during a hearing in front of the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.

One more weekend for The Fish Pirate’s Daughter

ImageKetchikan's own quirky, campy melodrama is back: The Fish Pirates Daughter. With one weekend left to see this year's production, KRBD looks into its history and what makes it so unique.

Council to talk money in budget work session

The work session was delayed from last month, to allow a full Council to be present. The Council will discuss policy, and give direction to city management for drafting next year’s spending plan.

Ortiz talks session / revenue

ortizDistrict 36 Representative Dan Ortiz is seeking input from constituents as he looks ahead to the next legislative session this winter. Ortiz discusses the special session, the state’s fiscal crisis and issues facing Southeast.

British Columbia govt. withholds key mine permit

The proposed Morrison Mine is near Lake Morrison, in the Skeens River watershed. British Columbia says its environmental permit is not ready for consideration. (Image courtesy Pacific Booker Minerals)British Columbia officials say Pacific Booker Minerals has not proved it can keep toxic water out of nearby waterways. The developer says it has.

Vouchers proposal postponed until October

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly postponed action Monday on a proposed change to how the borough funds education until after the October municipal election.

Sitar-playing yogi performs in Ketchikan

Sitar-playing, philosphy-teaching, Sanskrit-writing yogi, Ram Vakalanka came to Ketchikan recently to teach and share his music. KRBD went to his Sitar concert to find out more.

State DOT seeks input on new draft STIP

(ADOT map)The draft transportation plan was released last week, and a series of public meetings in the Southcoast region kicks off next Monday, July 27, in Ketchikan.

Vouchers proposal up for Assembly discussion

It’s not an action item, but a proposal to change the way the Ketchikan Gateway Borough uses discretionary money to help fund education will be discussed during the Assembly’s Monday meeting.