Local News

IFA: Hollis dock work won’t cause delays

IFAFerryRepair work on the state-owned ferry terminal at Hollis is set to start this winter, with completion expected by August of next year.

NOAA releases annual fisheries report

Sportfishing remains strong throughout the United States, according to the NOAA 2013 Fisheries of the U.S. Report.A table of U.S. commercial landings put Ketchikan in 12th place for the pounds landed: about 144 million pounds; and in 11th place for the value of that seafood: about $76 million

The high cost of home games in rural Alaska

A snapshot from Kayhi's football game against Seward. Ketchikan paid $8,700 for fly the Seward team here.Ketchikan teams sometimes pay for their competition to travel here for home games.

Man hit by car near Tatsuda’s

A 58-year-old man was hit by a car early this morning on Stedman Street near Tatsuda’s IGA.

House District 36 race enters the final stretch

hd36Chamber forumHouse District 36 covers the southern tip of Alaska’s Southeast region. It includes Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Hyder, Loring and Myers Chuck. Two Ketchikan-based candidates hope to represent those communities in the state Legislature: Republican Chere Klein and independent Dan Ortiz.

Report: Second-growth logging can start now

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)Two Oregon researchers, one an industry consultant and the other an environmental activist, say the transition to harvesting younger Tongass trees can happen within five years, a half to a third of what the Forest Service expects.

Ketchikan the ‘most exciting’ city in Alaska

Stair street-downtownThe real estate website Movoto.com, which in April ranked Ketchikan the sixth best place to live in Alaska, now has placed the First City in first place for excitement.

Area schools recognized for student achievement

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.The schools are recognized for their student’s increased achievement in reading, writing and math standardized test scores.

Extinguishers: More than just point-and-shoot

KRBD's intern, Megan Petersen, practices putting out a controlled fire with an extinguisher.In a perfect world, none of us will ever need to use a fire extinguisher. But we all know the world isn’t perfect, so it’s recommended that we at least prepare for the possibility.

Alleged escapee quickly caught, charged

A 26-year-old Ketchikan woman who already was incarcerated faces additional charges after she allegedly attempted to escape from custody on Friday.