Local News

Statewide telecoms benefit from Alaska Plan approval

(KRBD file photo)This week, the FCC approved the Alaska Plan, which will maintain federal telecommunications subsidies for Alaska telephone and wireless providers for up to 10 years.

Sullivan addresses Deer Mountain, federal regs

Sen Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is visiting Ketchikan this week. During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, he talked about local concerns over potential logging on Deer Mountain, and about the burden of federal regulations.

Ordinance would limit pot shops in city limits to two

National Public Radio image.An ordinance that would limit the number of retail marijuana stores in the city to two is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

Tallie Medel finds success in New York

Tallie MedelNew York-based actor, comedian and dancer Tallie Medel is finding success in the independent film world. Medel grew up in Ketchikan and was in the First City earlier this month to visit family and friends.

City, AMHS draft new winter layup agreement

The ferries Malaspina and Columbia are out of service for repairs at the Ketchikan Shipyard in 2012. More ferries will be tied up this summer under planned legislative budget cuts. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)With the expiration of their previous agreement, City of Ketchikan and Alaska Marine Highway System officials have drafted a new plan for the city to provide winter layup for ferries over the next three years.

City & Machini, Inc., reach tentative settlement

CityofKetchikanThe City of Ketchikan and a seasonal-business owner have reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit the city filed last year to recover the cost of demolishing a Water Street building damaged in a fire in fall of 2011.

Groups celebrate Clover Pass School restoration

The historic one-room Clover Pass School has been restored, and will be transferred to the Potter Road Association on Sept. 10. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Two Ketchikan nonprofits have been working to save a historic one-room schoolhouse. The project is pretty much complete, and the groups have planned an event to celebrate the restoration of Clover Pass School.

Local group forms to ‘Save Deer Mountain’

Deer Mountain (KRBD file photo)Two longtime Ketchikan residents have formed a new organization to stop recently announced plans to log Deer Mountain.

Last-minute candidates file for local office

I-Voted-StickerFive-o-clock Thursday was the deadline for local candidates to file for city and borough office. Here's a wrap-up on who is running for which seats.

Active shooter drill trains local responders

ShooterDrill2The U.S. Coast Guard base in Ketchikan was the scene of a simulated active shooter on Wednesday, complete with fake casualties, a successful “arrest,” and lessons on rapid-response medical care.