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Kayhi football says Seward game at risk

Members of the Kayhi football team made a case for their game against Seward to the School Board.Football players filled the room at the Ketchikan School Board meeting on Wednesday evening. The Ketchikan High School team was there because of an apparent funding issue that has put one of their three home games of the upcoming season in jeopardy.

Washington man killed in logging accident

A Washington man died yesterday after a logging accident north of Ketchikan.

USCG commandant visits Ketchikan base

The newly appointed Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, toured the Ketchikan base Wednesday with Sen. Lisa Murkowski. (Megan Petersen photo.)The newly appointed Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, was in Ketchikan Wednesday to meet with personnel and tour the local facility.

HD36 primary race income and expenses reported

l25721-dollar-sign-22336As the House District 36 Republican primary race comes to a close, we took a look at finance reports filed by each of the candidates.

Superintendent: Ketchikan earns more stars

The Ketchikan School Board meets in regular session Wednesday night, and among the items in the superintendent’s report is the news that Ketchikan schools scored higher than previous years on the Alaska School Performance Index.

Democrat Forrest Dunbar running for U.S. House

DunbarCropA conversation with Forrest Dunbar ranged from oil tax reform, marijuana legalization and his chances of winning against incumbent Republican Don Young to his love of ‘80s rock.

Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projects

The Nisga'a Lisims Government Building is the home of the Canadian First Nation's government. Leaders say their environmental concerns have been answered by the developer of the KSM Mine. (Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)Some Alaska tribal organizations say Aug. 4’s dam break at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some B.C. tribal governments strongly support development.

Murkowski talks mining, oil taxes, Begich ads

MurkowskiSen. Lisa Murkowski visited Ketchikan on Friday, part of her summer recess tour around the state.

Plute, Kiffer, Painter file for local office

Competition for Ketchikan City Council seats heated up last week as two more candidates filed for election, and a seasoned assembly member puts in his name for a fourth term.

Sunday’s Klawock boil-water notice canceled

Heavy rain over the weekend led to a boil-water notice on Sunday for residents of Klawock. The Prince of Wales Island community was able to get its water disinfection back to acceptable levels, though, and the notice was canceled Monday morning.