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Ketchikan Youth Court swears in 13 new members

Thirteen new members were inducted into the Ketchikan Youth Court on Dec. 1. (Photo courtesy Glenn Brown, KYC executive director.)Thirteen young local residents now are qualified to practice law in Ketchikan Youth Court.

Kayhi decathletes take first in four events

AcademDecathKayhi’s Academic Decathlon team completed its first regional meet of the year in Juneau this past weekend. Ketchikan students took first place in four out of the 10 events.

Presentation looks at the Inupiaq way of life

Spring 2015 Presentations

Dr. Brandon Chapman speaks about his time living in the Arctic Region, and his presentation “Mapping and Participating in the Inupiaq Way of Life” taking place December 6th as part of the ASK UAS series.

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Opportunities continue for maritime industry

Doug Ward at the November 30th Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon.The Ketchikan Marine Industry Council supports growth and expansion of Ketchikan’s marine economy. Doug Ward gave an update on KMIC at Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Grant to help borough transit replace aging fleet

Borough BusThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough is getting about $1.3 million worth of new buses for public transit, at a local cost of about $11,000.

Council OKs two retail pot license applications

(Creative Commons image)The Ketchikan City Council agreed in a split vote Thursday to not protest two marijuana retail stores in the downtown area.

Public input meetings set for POW planning

birdThe Thorne Bay and Craig Ranger Districts want broad public input on how National Forest lands in that area will be managed for the next 10-15 years. Management activities could include timber harvest; road work; fish and wildlife habitat restoration; and recreation infrastructure.

DDF tournament needs judges

Audrey Kistler, Piper Cooper and Luke Dossett of the Kayhi Debate, Drama and Forensic team speak about the group and upcoming competition December 9th and 10th. Judges are needed.

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Ferry Lituya to get new payment system

The ferry Lituya loads vehicles onto its car deck at the Ketchikan Ferry Terminal before sailing to Metlakatla. (Photo by Linda Hall/Alaska DOT&PF)People ferrying from Ketchikan to Metlakatla will soon pay double for their tickets. But the return trip will be free.

Shopping and eating in Afghanistan

Afghan market (photo courtesy of Sabra Simmonds).Ketchikan resident Sabra Simmonds spent the past two years living and working in Afghanistan. She spoke about what Afghanistan is really like, including preparing food and shopping.