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Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, visited Alaska in June of 2013 on the cruise ship Silver Shadow. While he was in Ketchikan, KRBD caught up with him in time to ask for his thoughts on the 49th state.

Coast Guard Beach trail license needs renewal

Coast Guard Beach is accessed by an approximately 1-mile trail leading from the Point Higgins School parking lot.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, and among the agenda items is a resolution authorizing borough management to sign a five-year license with Alaska Mental Health Land Trust for continued public use of the Coast Guard Beach Trail.

Deeper state ferry cuts planned by House panel

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)Alaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored.

First regular Delta jet to arrive May 15

AirportDelta Airlines is continuing plans for daily summer service between Seattle and Ketchikan starting in mid-May.

KAR House to reopen

The substance abuse treatment facility KAR House is set to reopen soon. Joel Jackson with AKEELA Gateway Center for Human Services speaks about the facility and how it operates. There is an open house on Friday, March 6th, from 3:00 … more

Recommend minimum age to ride school bus alone

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved in first reading a motion to recommend kindergarten as the minimum grade level for a student to be dropped off or picked up alone. The recommendation came after two votes and a lot of back and forth.

Legislature eyes 50% cut to public broadcasting

The state Legislature is considering cutting the amount of funding available for public broadcasting.

Learn more about the State Parks Advisory Board

Teri Hoyt and Megan Dorman of the State Parks Advisory Board in Ketchikan explain what the board does, projects they’ve achieved or are working on, provide information about the local state parks and invite the community to a chili cook … more

Joint committee considers forming pot committee

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)Ketchikan’s city and borough Joint Cooperative Relations Committee meets Friday, and will consider approving the formation of an ad hoc advisory committee to come up with policy recommendations related to marijuana legalization.

Hospital auxiliary awards $40K in grants

Hospital

(Photo courtesy PeaceHealth)

The Ketchikan Medical Center Auxiliary announced this week that it will fund more than $40,000 worth of needed equipment for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

The auxiliary runs the hospital gift shop, and profits from that enterprise are … more