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Kern named 4th of July Grand Marshall

Radio pioneer Bob Kern (photo courtesy of sitnews.usBob Kern is Grand Marshall for this year’s 4th of July Parade. Kern is a radio pioneer and former owner of KFMJ.

Ketchikan sets May weather records

Ketchikan set weather records last month. May 2015 is officially the driest May on record with only 0.68 inches of rain recorded in the First City. The average temperature was above normal by 1.1 degrees.

Assembly talks library funding and taxes

The Ketchikan Public Library is seen during an art unveiling ceremony.The Borough’s contribution toward funding of the Ketchikan Public Library led to lively discussion at Monday night’s Assembly meeting. A portion of the Borough’s non-area wide tax is used to help fund the city-owned library.

No budget by July means no ferry service

2-12 Three ferries at Ketchikan Shipyard 1State ferries will stop sailing by July if the Legislature fails to reach a budget deal. All 11 ships will head to their home ports and stay there.

Teen leads salmon derby

Duseigneur Paolo (http://www.ketchikankingsalmonderby.com/leader.html)After two weekends of fishing, 14-year-old Duseigneur Paolo remains on top in the Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby. Paolo caught his 40.3 pound king on Memorial Day.

SAR team certifies new 4-legged member

Carol Towne gets Pace ready to search for a volunteer victim, hiding in a muskeg. (Photos by Leila Kheiry)Pace has a great nose, tons of energy and the drive needed for what to her is a fun game. For the people she finds, though, it’s as serious as life or death.

School Board reacts to 72% budget reduction

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan School Board moved quickly though its meeting Wednesday night discussing a potentially devastating budget cut.

Marijuana committee discusses ban and zoning options

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)The Ad Hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee was updated on proposed state regulations of commercial pot sales and discussed ban options and zoning at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Small Business Competition for Southeast entrepreneurs

The deadline is fast approaching for the “Path to Prosperity” small business development competition. The program is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Haa Aani.

Ten run for five Sealaska Corp. board seats

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)Five independent candidates are challenging the same number of incumbents for seats on the Sealaska board of directors.