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City Council Member Isom files for re-election

Julie-IsomKetchikan City Council Member Julie Isom filed for re-election today. She is finishing up her first term on the Council.

Museum renovation on City Council agenda

The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)During its regular meeting Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council will consider a couple items related to the Centennial Building renovation.

A tale of two Metlakatlas: Part 1

An historic photo of Metlakatla, B.C., with the church in the background. (U.S. National Archives and Records photo - public domain - from Wiki-Commons) Administration.Many Alaskans are not aware there are two Metlakatlas. The first is in British Columbia, a short ferry ride from Prince Rupert. It’s the original settlement founded by the followers of Anglican lay-priest William Duncan.

Life-long dancer teaches Ketchikan students

Bill Evans answers questions during tap class.Teacher, choreographer and performer Bill Evans is in Ketchikan for a two-week dance intensive at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. Classes in modern dance and tap began August 15th, and Evans also choreographed a piece for the Gigglefeet Dance Festival.

Council Member Zenge files for re-election

CityofKetchikanThe first candidate to file for Ketchikan City Council turned in her paperwork Tuesday.

Mallott discusses transboundary, budget gap

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited the Unuk River south of Ketchikan on Friday, part of his ongoing work with British Columbia officials to come up with a way to better protect Alaska’s waters from upriver Canadian mines.

Assembly talks about, postpones tax measures

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.After lengthy discussion Monday, two tax items on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agenda each was postponed indefinitely. The first was an increase to the sales-tax cap, and the second was a tax on retail marijuana.

Borough Mayor Landis files for re-election

Photo courtesy of the Ketchikan Gateway BoroughDavid Landis, who is the general manager of Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, is finishing up his first term as borough mayor.

First local candidate files for Borough Assembly

Borough SealRodney Dial, a retired Alaska State Trooper, says he wants to help the community get through the State of Alaska’s fiscal challenges without adding more financial burdens to those who live here.

Troopers investigate death of POW woman

birdA 27-year-old Hydaburg woman died Sunday in a wooded area near Klawock on Prince of Wales Island.