Report: Subsidized logging costs feds millions

Beached logs pile up in Shoal Cove on Revilla Island in the Tongass National Forest. A new report challenges old-growth logging spending in the forest. (Jim Baichtal/USFS)A new report says the Forest Service is wasting millions of dollars by propping up a failing Southeast Alaska timber industry.

Alaska Supreme Court to hear case at Kayhi

This Alaska Public Media photo shows Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.Alaska’s Supreme Court is in Alaska’s First City for a live event at Ketchikan High School, set to start at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Borough explores ways to improve animal protection

AnimalShelterThe Ketchikan animal shelter is inadequate for the needs of the borough. Pretty much everyone agrees with that statement, and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is working toward improving the shelter, as well as the services that the Animal Protection Department provides.

Filmaker brings sci-fi comedy to Ketchikan

Writer, producer and director Anton Doiron is bringing his low-budget, sci-fi buddy movie “Space Trucker Bruce” to Ketchikan.  Doiron grew up in Ketchikan, and decided to have a showing in the First City.  SpaceTruckermore

Overdue surveyer found safe on Saturday

According to Alaska State Troopers, William Johnson never showed up when his ride arrived to pick him up Friday from a surveying trip. He was reported overdue at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

School Board to honor Native Heritage Month

Instead of the White Cliff building, the School Board will meet at the Saxman Community Center, in recognition of Alaska Native Heritage Month. A special meet-and-greet will precede the meeting, and The Cape Fox Dancers have been invited to perform.

Ferry system delays youth travel restrictions

8-13-2013 The ferry Taku sails into the Wrangell Narrows on its way south. croppedThe Alaska Marine Highway System won’t ban solo ferry travel by children and teen-agers, at least for now.

Latest count shows Ortiz ahead for HD36

OrtizWith independent candidate Dan Ortiz in the lead by 102 votes, the House District 36 race is unofficially over, according to Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai.

Ketchikan man believed dead after fire, shooting

This Alaska State Trooper photo shows the State Fire Marshal at the scene of Wednesday's Blackberry Lane house fire. An excavator is helping authorities search the debris for evidence.A 49-year-old Ketchikan man is believed dead in a Wednesday-night house fire after reportedly shooting a gun into the air and then probably running back into his burning home. Investigators reported early Thursday evening that they found a body in the ashes of the destroyed house.

Bird strike likely in Wednesday power outage

Ketchikan from the waterTwo power outages, one on Saturday and another Wednesday morning, were caused by birds striking the lines, and both strikes happened in pretty much the same location.