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Troopers charge Kentucky man with possession

A 39-year-old man was arrested in Ketchikan on Sunday, on a warrant out of Boone County, Kentucky. In addition to the warrant, Jay Campbell was charged with drug possession and promoting contraband. more

Seiner engine room floods, USCG responds

Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boarding team members help the crew of the fishing vessel Vernon dewater their engine room near Ketchikan on Friday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Ketchikan)

A six-person seiner taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning was helped out by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and escorted back to port. more

POW bat tests positive for rabies, prompts warning

A Keen's myotis bat. (ADF&G photo)

The state Department of Health and Social Services sent out a public health advisory Friday, warning of the discovery and asking anyone who may have been bitten or scratched by a bat to contact a doctor immediately for testing. more

Teen hikers found safe on POW mountain

Four Prince of Wales Island teenagers were found safe Thursday afternoon after they became lost while hiking Wednesday on a mountain trail. more

Assembly to vote on OceansAlaska, library $

Public hearings regarding funding for OceansAlaska and the Ketchikan Public Library are on the agenda for Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting. more

Bridge fishing to continue, at least for the present

TouristsStedmanStreetBridge

The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday didn’t take any firm action to restrict fishing from the Stedman Street Bridge, but Council members asked city management to bring back some ideas to address concerns. more

New, expanded bus schedule debuts Monday

Borough Bus

Starting Monday, Ketchikan’s bus system is expanding service north, south and within city limits. There are some tradeoffs, though. more

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soon

BC mines map CROPPED - SEACC

Canadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border. more

Background checks for volunteer chaperones

The Lady Kings land in Ketchika after a three-day trip to Sitka.

The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved required background checks for volunteer chaperones on overnight school-sponsored trips. The policy recommendation came from the newly formed Student Safety Committee. more

To fish, or not to fish

Fishing Stedman Bridge

The Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and among the topics on the agenda is a discussion about fishing off the Stedman Street Bridge, and whether to regulate that activity. more