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Ketchikan Council to consider marijuana tax

National Public Radio image.How and whether to tax retail marijuana within the City of Ketchikan is up for discussion during Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting.

Ketchikan airport security screening back to normal

Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island. (KRBD file photo)A baggage-screening x-ray machine at Ketchikan International Airport has been fixed, and passenger screening is back to normal.

State ME identifies body found last week

Ketchikan Police DepartmentA body found last week in Ketchikan on the tideflats under a fish processing plant has been positively identified as Thomas Booth, who went missing in January.

More wolf sightings in North Tongass area

Alaska Department of Fish and Game image.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game received numerous reports of wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area Tuesday morning.

USFS wants Revilla management input

RainforestAccording to the Forest Service, the goal is to build a program collaboratively with the community. Forest Service specialists already have identified opportunities for stream restoration, habitat enhancement, recreation, road improvement and timber harvest.

Preparing documents for end-of-life decisions

Retired attorney Dennis McCarty speaks about legal documents everyone should have in place so loved-ones will know your wishes. Those include a will, durable power of attorney, and an advance directive for health care. Accountant Choc Schafer also provides some … more

Hydaburg school gets biomass boiler grant

birdHydaburg School District on Prince of Wales Island has been awarded $150,000 to help design a new biomass heating system for the school and its greenhouse.

Borough, district budgets get Assembly OK

Students walk to class at Schoenbar Middle SchoolThe Assembly amended the borough budget to reflect the Legislature's recent decision to withhold CPV funds from coastal communities that are affected by cruise traffic.

Wolf sightings prompt warning for North End

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.Recent wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area have prompted Alaska Department of Fish and Game to recommend that residents of that area keep a close eye on their pets, and secure any livestock.

Ketchikan celebrates Arbor Day / 8th year as a Tree City, USA

Dick Madden (left) and Eric Muench (right) of the Society of American Foresters prepare the tree for planting. Laura Charleton is in the background right.In honor of the 50th anniversary of Arbor Day in Alaska and Ketchikan’s 8th year as a Tree City, USA, a tree-planting ceremony took place Monday at City Park.