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Thorne Bay XC star’s journey to find identity outside of running

Sheila Nyquest is Taylee's mother and cross country coach.Taylee Nyquest is a cross country star from the approximately 500-person town of Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island. Cross country has shaped her family dynamics, her relationship with the community and her perception of herself.

Landslide knocks out electricity overnight

A photo of Monday's landslide, submitted by a KRBD listener.A landslide Monday afternoon in the Ward Cove area blocked traffic for several hours, and took out power to Ketchikan’s North End residents until early this morning.

Local same-sex couple files marriage application

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Gay couples in Alaska are filling out marriage license applications following a weekend federal court ruling. One of those couples lives in Ketchikan, and was the first to file for a marriage license here, early Monday.

Local man faces credit card theft charges

A local man faces felony credit card fraud charges and several misdemeanor theft charges this week in Ketchikan District Court.

State harbormasters to gather in Ketchikan

Ketchikan will see a sudden influx of harbormasters next week, because the city is hosting the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators annual conference, set for Monday through Friday, Oct. 13-17.

Trident Seafoods charged for late fish tickets

Seattle-based seafood company Trident Seafoods was in Ketchikan District Court this week to face 20 counts of late fish tickets.

Local man sentenced for pot grow operation

A Ketchikan man was sentenced in court today for a marijuana grow operation discovered in January.

SEAK local election results

Municipal elections were held throughout Southeast Alaska earlier this week. Here’s a rundown on the unofficial results from communities on Prince of Wales Island.

Walker touts nonpartisan choice for governor

Bill WalkerGubernatorial candidate Bill Walker was in Ketchikan recently for the governors debate hosted by the Ketchikan Daily News. While here, he also attended a meet-and-greet with his running mate, Byron Mallot, including a town-hall style meeting.

Man allegedly pulls knife at soup kitchen

A 41-year-old California resident faces felony assault charges after allegedly brandishing a knife at a soup kitchen earlier this week.