Prince Rupert, BC, port busy and growing

Prince Rupert's container facility. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)To say Prince Rupert, British Columbia, has an active port would be an understatement. Its port is bustling, and it has plans to become even busier.

Marijuana Advisory Committee eyes maps

The local Marijuana Advisory Committee cut its Monday meeting short because the meeting hadn’t been advertised. Members agreed to reconvene at noon on Friday. But members did take a look at some maps showing buffer zones where pot shops might not be allowed.

City Council mulls million dollars of overtime

CityofKetchikanThe City of Ketchikan has paid more than a million dollars in overtime this year to city and Ketchikan Public Utilities employees as of the end of August, and Ketchikan City Council members want to know how to reduce that budget item.

Tourists spent more in Southeast this season

A cruise ship is docked at Ketchikan's downtown Berth 2. Such ships brought about 1 million passengers to Southeast this season. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Southeast Alaska tour operators say their customers were willing to spend more money this cruise-ship season.

Chamber hosts Ketchikan School Board candidates

Matt Eisenhower, Misty Archibald and Alma ParkerAll five candidates running for three seats on the Ketchikan School Board attended a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday to talk about their experience and priorities.

Mayoral candidates stress community service

Ed Plute and Lew Williams III are running for Ketchikan city mayor.The two candidates running for mayor of the City of Ketchikan attended a live on-air forum Thursday at KRBD. Incumbent Lew Williams III and challenger Ed Plute answered questions about current issues for about an hour.

N. Tongass board talks about City of Ward Cove

Ward Cove. (KRBD file photo)A group that wants to create a new home-rule city from what’s now the North Tongass Service Area plans to have an official charter petition ready for signatures by mid-October at the earliest, but perhaps later in November.

School Board sends letter to the state

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved sending a strongly worded to the Alaska Department of Administration.

Assembly candidates address current issues

Borough SealSix of the nine candidates running for two seats on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly attended KRBD’s on-air candidate forum Tuesday.

UAS to offer marine transportation degree

(Creative Commons photo by Ted McGrath)Students and mariners will soon be able to get formal marine transportation education without leaving the state. The University of Alaska Board of Regents last week approved a new marine transportation degree program at the University of Alaska Southeast.