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Change on the horizon for Alaska ferry system

2-12 Three ferries at Ketchikan Shipyard 1Change was the theme of the Alaska Marine Highway System presentation during Day 1 of Southeast Conference’s annual fall meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Ketchikan Precinct 1 moved to recreation center


Some Ketchikan city voters received post cards in the mail this week, informing them of a change in their polling place.

Ketchikan Precinct 1, which was formerly at Schoenbar Middle School, is now located at the Gateway Recreation Center. Borough … more

Can B.C. stop Tulsequah Chief Mine pollution?

The Tulsequah Chief Mine is on the banks of its namesake river, which flows into the Taku River, which enters an ocean inlet about 25 miles northeast of Juneau. The brownish pools contain acidic water draining from the mine. (Photo by Joe Hitselberger/ADF&G)Options for stopping pollution leaking out of B.C.'s Tulsequah Chief Mine seem to be difficult and expensive. The mine is northeast of Juneau.

School Board candidates discuss next year

School Board candidates (L-R) Conan Steele, Misty Archibald, Matt Eisenhower and Matt Tibbles at KRBD.Three positions are open on the Ketchikan School Board, each with a three year term. The five candidates running are Conan Steele, Matt Tibbles, Misty Archibald, Matt Eisenhower and Alma Manabat Parker.

Groups ask for emergency ESA wolf listing

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.Six conservation groups on Monday petitioned for an emergency Endangered Species Act listing for the Alexander Archipelago wolf.

Discarded broken clock leads to bomb scare

This is the "novelty" alarm clock that caused the scare last week at the Hollis Ferry Terminal. (Photo courtesy Dennis Watson.)There was a bomb scare last week at the Hollis ferry terminal, prompting a building evacuation and causing the InterIsland Ferry Authority’s ferry to turn around and head back to Ketchikan. All for a broken alarm clock.

Ketchikan City Council candidates weigh in

City Council candidates, from left, Janalee Gage, Julie Isom, Spencer Strassburg, Bob Sivertsen, Chuck Slagle and Sam Bergeron. Not pictured is George Lybrand.There are seven people running for Ketchikan City Council. They are Sam Bergeron, Spencer Strassburg, Janalee Gage, Julie Isom, Chuck Slagle, Bob Sivertsen and George Lybrand.

Random acts of art at Ketchikan supermarkets

Tika Hoop performs at Carrs-Safeway while bystanders blow bubbles.Dancer Tika Hoop performed at three grocery stores during the noon hour on Wednesday, confusing a few people who just wanted their groceries, and delighting others.

District seeks new Athletic Director

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.A large part of Wednesday night’s Ketchikan School Board meeting focused on the athletic director job description. Superintendent Robert Boyle previously suggested using the retirement of current Athletic Director Ed Klein as an opportunity to restructure the position.

Hydaburg renovating with an eye on tourism

DSC_1510Hydaburg is making big changes, hoping to boost their local economy and support their way of life through tourism.