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Applicants needed for School Board vacancy

birdThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board is seeking applicants from eligible residents interested in filling a vacancy on the board.

Hospital long-term care recognized for quality

HospitalKetchikan’s New Horizons Long Term Care unit at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center was awarded the Recognition of Quality Achievement during the recent Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association annual meeting.

Mallott discusses opportunities and issues facing Alaska

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott was in Ketchikan earlier this week to address Ketchikan Indian Community’s Southeast Tribal Environmental Conference. At a press conference, he spoke about the "Our Ocean" conference and issues facing Alaska.

Motorcycle reported stolen from North Tongass home

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)The vehicle owner says the 1975 Yamaha motorcycle was last seen in October of 2015, after it had been dropped off at a North Tongass residence for repairs.

Couple shares story of recovery

A married couple, who asked to be identified as Mike and Marilyn, share their stories of addication and recovery.

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Saxman rally supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Protesters carry signs opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.A peaceful gathering took place Monday afternoon in Saxman in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. But speakers expressed concerns beyond what is happening in North Dakota.

Landis running unopposed for borough mayor job

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks during a recent Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis is running unopposed for re-election. He joined candidates for Borough Assembly during last week’s Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, answering questions submitted by audience members.

Assembly starts home-rule charter process

Borough SealDespite reservations from some Assembly members, a resolution calling for the formation of a home-rule charter committee was approved Monday by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Kayaker completes ‘Paddle to Battle Myeloma’

John Taussig kayaked to Ketchikan from Bellingham, Wash., to raise awareness and funds for multiple myeloma. (Photo by Leila Kheiry.A California man rowed his converted kayak up the Inside Passage from Bellingham, Wash., to Ketchikan, raising awareness and funds for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood that affects his family in a deeply personal way.

Troopers seek truck that hit signs, mailboxes

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)Alaska State Troopers are looking for the driver of a light blue or gray Chevrolet pickup truck that reportedly damaged property near the Pond Reef fuel station along North Tongass Highway.