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School district sees rise in student count

Schoenbar Middle School. (KRBD file photo)Ketchikan School Superintendent Robert Boyle introduced 10 new teachers and spoke about the health of the school district during Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce lunch.

Two arrested after alleged ambush/robbery

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo)An alleged assault and robbery on Schoenbar Trail has led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Ketchikan man and a 17-year-old Ketchikan girl.

Juvenile detention rates dropping statewide

The Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility will close Sept. 15th due to state budget cuts. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The number of minors detained by the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice has dropped by almost 50% over the past decade. The reason behind the decrease isn’t completely clear, but it’s a nationwide trend.

Petersburg opposes Mental Health logging plan

page-4Petersburg’s Borough Assembly on Tuesday voted to send a letter urging a land exchange rather than logging Alaska Mental Health Trust lands on a steep hillside above Mitkof Highway south of downtown.

Borough Assembly OKs funds for public library

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)In a 5-1 vote Tuesday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a motion to provide about $400,000 for the borough’s share of library services.

Sullivan details some Alaska success stories

Alaska's Sen. Dan Sullivan talks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 31. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Sen. Dan Sullivan says the federal government’s main areas of influence and responsibility in Alaska are infrastructure building, resource development and taking full advantage of the state's strategic military location.

Naha River Trail boat dock ramp replaced

Contractors recently replaced the ramp at the Naha River National Recreation Trail.
(USDA Photo)A ramp providing access to the Naha River National Recreation trail from the boat dock has been replaced.

Library funding back in front of Boro Assembly

LibraryExterior3A motion to provide borough funding for the city-owned Ketchikan Public Library is back in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Tuesday. The regular Monday meeting was rescheduled because of the Labor Day holiday.

Measure now would limit pot shops in city to one

(Creative Commons image)An ordinance that would limit the number of retail marijuana stores in city limits to one was approved in first reading Thursday by the Ketchikan City Council.

Statewide telecoms benefit from Alaska Plan approval

(KRBD file photo)This week, the FCC approved the Alaska Plan, which will maintain federal telecommunications subsidies for Alaska telephone and wireless providers for up to 10 years.