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Gov. Walker, first lady to attend keel-laying

Alaska Class Ferry slideA public laying of the keels is set for the two Alaska Marine Highway System day boats that will be built in Ketchikan. It was announced Wednesday that newly elected Gov. Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker will attend the ceremony.

Teen pulls man from water at Ketchikan’s City Float

Justin OsterA recent Ketchikan High School graduate who aspires to become a peace officer got an early start on his career Tuesday, when he rescued a man who had fallen into the water at City Float.

Senior care center key to development plan

This drawing shows tentative plans for a senior complex along Revilla Road. The plan includes a senior care facility, condos for seniors, and housing and services for employees of the senior center. (Image from Ward Cove Group development proposal.)A huge part of the Ward Cove Group’s development plan for borough-owned land off Revilla Road is a proposed senior housing complex, close to the intersection of Revilla and North Tongass Highway.

Concerts this week

Rob Holston speaks about the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Concert taking place tonight (12/9) and the Singing Christmas Tree with multiple performances Friday and Saturday. Concertsmore

Assembly OKs Revilla development planning

Revilla Road Ward Lake mapAn ambitious proposal to develop about 300 acres of Ketchikan Gateway Borough-owned property off Revilla Road into a residential community -- complete with a senior center, churches, schools and stores -- received a tentative green light from the Borough Assembly Monday.

Options needed for homeless families, kids

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.It’s challenging to get exact numbers of how many homeless kids live in Ketchikan, but the number probably is a lot bigger than you think. 360North hosted a recent public forum in Ketchikan that focused on youth and family homelessness.

Dog behavior and training

Photo credit: sthuberts.org

Photo credit: sthuberts.org

Danelle Landis offers some tips for getting your dog to come and not pull on the leash as well as thoughts on breeds that might best fit your expectations during a call-in show.  DogTipsmore

Stephens to remain 1st District presiding judge

JudgeStephensKetchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens has been reappointed as the presiding judge for Alaska’s First Judicial District.

City Council accepts water compliance order

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.The Ketchikan City Council agreed Thursday to accept a compliance order from the state Department of Environmental Conservation over the city’s ongoing water issues.

Pool Engineering gets scrap metal contract

Heavy equipment loads scrap metal onto a barge in Ketchikan. (Photo courtesy Ketchikan Gateway Borough)A Ketchikan company will soon begin collecting and recycling scrap metal from Wrangell, Petersburg and six Prince of Wales Island communities.