News

R2AK’s Team Ketchikan ready to race

Team Soggy Beavers was one of the 15 teams to finish last year's Race to Alaska. (KRBS file photo)A Ketchikan team will compete in this year's Race to Alaska. The 750-mile event for human and wind-powered watercraft starts in Port Townsend, Wash., and ends in Ketchikan.

Collision injures two POW drivers

birdTwo drivers were injured and flown to Seattle for treatment following an accident Saturday on Salt Road on Prince of Wales Island.

Understanding gardening terms

Gardening

Master gardener Lee Skidmore explains gardening terms such as dead head, damping off, being leggy, wuzzled and more. GardenTermsmore

Nice fish!

From left are Brian Brissette, with a hook in his finger, Bill "Skip" Pattison, Misty Pattison,  Bryson Brissette and Louise Pattison, standing with Misty's winning king salmon.
(Photo by Stephanie Brissette)Fishing– and winning -- the derby is a family tradition for Misty Pattison, who has unofficially won this year’s Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby with her 48.6-pound lunker.

SEAPA board tables vote on Swan Lake takeover

birdFrustrations boiled over at a meeting in Petersburg last week of the organization that sells electrical power to Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan. Board members of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA, ultimately decided to delay a vote on a take-over of operations at the Swan Lake hydro-electric plant near Ketchikan.

Making your website dynamic and attractive to customers

Ketchikan Small Business Development Director Kimberlee Hayward.Kimberlee Hayward is the new director of the Ketchikan Small Business Development Center. She spoke about website design “best practices” at Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Borough considers logging on Gravina property

RainforestThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough may hire a local logging company to selectively harvest some of its Gravina Island property.

School Board questions liaison committee involvement

bird copyThe Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night discussed whether to continue participation on the Assembly / School Board Liaison Committee.

Ketchikan canoe arrives at Celebration 2016

Photo by Emily Kwong, KCAW.Celebration is one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaska Native people, with four days of traditional song and dance, food, arts and crafts, regalia and more. A canoe from Ketchikan arrived Wednesday.

Pride event celebrates diversity and equality

Some of the people attending Ketchikan's 3rd annual Pride Picnic.Ketchikan’s 3rd Annual Pride Picnic took place last June 3rd. The event brings together friends, family and strangers to celebrate diversity and equality; and LGBT people.