Ketchikan Council limits pot stores in city to 2

National Public Radio image.No more than two retail marijuana stores will be allowed within city limits following Thursday’s vote by the Ketchikan City Council.

Man charged after accepting mailed drugs

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo)A 31-year-old Ketchikan man faces multiple felony drug charges for allegedly accepting a mailed package containing illegal prescription medication, and possessing heroin and methamphetamine.

Assembly candidates field questions at Chamber

Borough SealKetchikan Gateway Borough Assembly candidates answered questions for about 90 minutes on Wednesday during the regular Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

Heroin and opioid awareness event planned


Lt. Joseph White and Detective Mike Purcell of the Ketchikan Police Department speak about the heroin problem in Ketchikan and an event on September 20th to increase awareness.

Board rejects policy that limited memorials

Ketchikan High School. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday rejected a policy that would have limited memorials at school facilities. The policy was recommended by the Association of Alaska School Boards. It called for allowing one temporary memorial per loss that would be removed at the end of the school year.

POW road closure

birdThe U.S. Forest Service will temporarily close Neck Lake Road, also called Forest Service Road 25, on Prince of Wales Island, for subsurface surveying work Sept. 19 through Sept. 23.

Retail pot limit back in front of City Council

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)An ordinance that would restrict the number of retail marijuana stores within city limits to one is back in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

Addict shares story of recovery


A recovering alcoholic and drug addict shares her story of success and 32 years of sobriety. Her message is that there is hope.

Point Higgins receives healthy-schools award

Point Higgins Elementary School. (KRBD file photo)Point Higgins Elementary School recently was recognized with the national Bronze Healthier Us School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms award. Point Higgins is the second school in the state to receive the award. The first was Ketchikan’s Tongass School of Arts and Sciences.

City Council candidates address current issues

Ketchikan from the waterCandidates for Ketchikan City Council participated in KRBD’s live on-air forum on Monday. Here is a summary of the one-hour forum.