KPU starts offering Verizon wireless service

Customers sign up for Verizon wireless plans at KPU following a quick grand-opening ceremony Wednesday morning. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Verizon officially arrived in Ketchikan on Wednesday.

National pet fire safety day on Friday

Ketchikan Fire Departmentthe National Fire Protection Association reports that about 700 home fires annually are started by pets and other animals, knocking over cooking equipment or candles, for example.

Hero nominees sought

birdNominations are open through Friday, July 15th, for the sixth Summer of Heroes state scholarship program.

Troopers: Meth found following traffic stop

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)A traffic stop Friday night on North Tongass Highway led to the discovery of alleged methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

No injuries in car-vs-pole weekend crash

birdAccording to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, a report came in at about 6 a.m. Saturday that a light pole near the intersection of the highway and D-1 Loop had been damaged.

Council approves marijuana cultivation permit application

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan City Council on Thursday approved a marijuana cultivation permit application contingent upon satisfactory review by the City Fire Marshall.

Saxman and Kasaan awarded grants

The Saxman Clan House.U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development awarded a $60,000 grant to the City of Saxman Thursday. USDA-RD has also awarded a $26,250 grant to the City of Kasaan.

‘The Fish Pirate’s Daughter’ turns 50

The Fish Pirate's Daughter original cast members Pam Hjorteset, Gail Alguir, Jim Alguire and Bob Kinerk. (Photo by Leila Kheiry.Ketchikan’s original musical melodrama “The Fish Pirate’s Daughter” turns 50 this year, and there was a big celebration, reunion of the original cast members and a special performance.

Ketchikan sailors complete Race to Alaska

Team Ketchikan arrived home at 6:49 Thursday, July 7. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan residents have been watching the Race to Alaska with great interest again this year, especially the teams with local sailors on board.

Pot-grow business permit up for Council review

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)A marijuana cultivation permit application is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.