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$2.5M pipe replacement up for Council approval

Front Street in downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan City Council will decide Thursday whether to approve a nearly $2.5 million contract with BAM LLC to replace water and wastewater pipes on Tongass, Front and Stedman streets.

Local election results

The ballot for the 2016 Ketchikan election. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The unofficial results are in: Ketchikan voters have chosen two new Borough Assembly members; retained two incumbent City Council members; kept one incumbent School Board member and elected one newcomer to the School Board. A schools-improvement project tax passed by a wide margin, but the fate of the boroughwide $2 per pack tobacco tax is too close to call.

Borough to help fund city tourism projects

The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday to approve about $230,000 of the borough’s cruise passenger head tax funds to help pay for City of Ketchikan tourism-related projects.

Minor injuries after crash on South Point Higgins

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)Three adults and a 2-year-old child received minor injuries following a three-vehicle accident Saturday night on South Point Higgins Road.

Ketchikan voters head to the polls on Tuesday

Ketchikan voters cast their ballots at The Plaza mall precinct.Here's a rundown of what's on Tuesday's local election ballot.

Brotherhood, Sisterhood prepare for convention

Alaska Native Sisterhood members march in Wrangell during the Grand Camp's 2015 Convention in Wrangell. (Photo courtesy Peter Naoroz/ANB)Alaska’s oldest Native organizations are trying to attract younger members. That and other issues are on the table at the ANB-ANS Grand Camp Convention Oct. 5-8.

Home-rule process would cost up to $50,000

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.The process to create a home-rule charter for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough would be more expensive than just the $16,000 special election.

Chamber forum features School Board candidates

Schoenbar Middle School. (KRBD file photo)Three of the four candidates running for two seats on the Ketchikan School Board attended this week’s Chamber of Commerce election forum.

Volleyball players, coaches raise concerns

Ketchikan High SchoolRepresentatives of Ketchikan High School’s volleyball team came to the Ketchikan School Board Wednesday with a long list of complaints, including gender bias, alleged violations of Title IX, and objectification of the athletes involved in volleyball.

Vandals hit senior, ADA transit vehicles

birdVandals caused upwards of $1,400 worth of damage earlier this week to vehicles that are dedicated to transporting Ketchikan seniors and people with disabilities.