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‘Sobering center’ eyed for former youth facility

The Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility will close Sept. 15th due to state budget cuts. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Ketchikan City Council learned Thursday night that the state has officially handed over control of the Regional Youth Facility, which closed this fall.

School Board discusses pilot Native language class

Young members of the New Path Dancers perform before Wednesday's Ketchikan School Board meeting. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Ketchikan School Board celebrated Native American Heritage Month during its Wednesday meeting.

Former UAS Ketchikan director gets new job

UAS Ketchikan entranceCathy LeCompte has been appointed as the director of AVTEC, a state-operated post-secondary vocational school in Seward.

Anchorage hunter trips, shoots himself

birdA 50-year-old Anchorage man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself in the face while duck hunting in the Thorne Bay area.

Metlakatla elects new council

Metlakatla's Town Hall is a historic building in that community and an important gathering place. It's also where the basketball court is located. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)In addition to casting their ballots for state and national races, Metlakatla voters elected six council members Tuesday.

Shuttle for Winter Arts Faire on Council agenda

The Ted Ferry Civic Center is owned and operated by the City of Ketchikan.The Ketchikan City Council meets in regular session on Thursday, and will talk about whether to pay for a shuttle to bring people from the Centennial Lot downtown to the Ted Ferry Civic Center during the upcoming Winter Arts Faire.

HD36 election breakdown by the numbers

Voters cast their ballots at The Plaza mall. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Voter turnout in House District 36 was nearly 46 percent on Tuesday.

Incumbent Rep. Ortiz unofficial HD36 winner

House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz is running for re-election. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)With all 10 precincts reporting in just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, Incumbent Rep. Dan Ortiz had a little more than 52 percent of the vote.

Ketchikan Assembly OKs two pot business licenses

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday to not protest two local marijuana business licenses recently approved by the state Marijuana Control Board, but with some added language in hopes of protecting the borough in case the federal government decides to crack down.

Council appoints Mark Flora to vacant seat

CityofKetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council chose Mark Flora to fill a Council seat left vacant when KJ Harris resigned in September due to health concerns.