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Assembly introduces prayer ordinance

IMG_1696An ordinance that would add a prayer to the regular Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting agenda passed in first reading Monday.

Mayoral candidate Armey has felony record

A candidate for local office has a felony conviction on record. KRBD searched Alaska court records for all local candidates and found that borough mayor candidate Lewis Armey Jr. was convicted of felony coercion last year.

Clift offers a different voice in governor race

Carolyn "Care" CliftCarolyn “Care” Clift is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Alaska governor. She was in Ketchikan last week for a debate with other governor candidates, and to learn more about a region she’s not visited very often.

Kayhi adapts to increased student enrollment

Myra Zelensky teaches a 35-student French 1 class.Enrollment went a little up in some schools and a little down in others. Ketchikan High School had the biggest influx, with a 37-student increase.

Saxman man in custody for felony assault charge

A Saxman man faces multiple charges for an alleged domestic violence assault yesterday.

Alleged robbery with two-by-four threat

A Ketchikan man faces felony robbery and assault charges after allegedly threatening a man with two-by-fours.

State changes HS graduation exam rules

Legislation changing high school graduation exam requirements goes into effect this year. The new requirements mean more state-funded testing opportunities for high school seniors. The change qualified three dozen former Ketchikan students to receive retroactive diplomas.

Prayer ordinance submitted to Assembly

Two Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly members have introduced an ordinance that would add a prayer to every regular Borough Assembly meeting.

Council OKs hatchery transfer to SSRAA

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is located within City Park.The Ketchikan City Council also declared a public emergency so the city could expedite replacement of some water treatment equipment, learned that several key employees have resigned, and said farewell to longtime Council Member Marty West.

Little Big Thorne: Smaller contract goes to Viking Lumber

The Viking Lumber Mill is on Prince of Wales Island. It was just awarded a contract to log part of the Big Thorne timber sale. (C
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)The Forest Service has awarded a contract to log two-thirds of a controversial Southeast Alaska timber sale. Officials say it’s the first of several contracts for an area called Big Thorne.