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City meets with state DEC over water issues

Ketchikan from the waterCity of Ketchikan officials met with state Department of Environmental Conservation representatives about the city’s water supply and water treatment system. City Manager Karl Amylon reported Thursday to the Ketchikan City Council that the meeting was positive.

Man tries to kayak away from troopers

A local man is in custody today after he allegedly tried to evade Alaska State Troopers by escaping in a kayak.

Forest Service upholds Big Thorne decision

ROD_Map-page-0The U.S. Forest Service issued its Final Supplemental Information Report for the Big Thorne Timber Sale this week, upholding its Record of Decision. A regional environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit.

Maritime industry plans to become more local

Alaska wants to help residents take control of the maritime industry, and now there’s a plan to prove it. The plan was presented Wednesday at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

Harrington files for Borough Assembly

Harrington joins incumbents Michael Painter and Glen Thompson, who both filed for re-election. Agnes Moran holds the third seat that is open this year, but can’t run again because of term limits.

HD36 primary numbers

House District 36 MapHouse District 36 had a reasonably good turnout for Tuesday’s primary election, with about 25 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls.

Free workshop for those with chronic disease

Lisa McCranie, LPN and Michele Cornwall, RN speak about the six week “Living Well Alaska” program to help those suffering from chronic disease.  LivingWellWorkshopmore

Klein is the apparent HD36 Republican nominee

Chere Klein, Agnes Moran and Patti Mackey prepare to go live on air for a candidate forum on KRBD.Chere Klein, a Ketchikan resident who has worked for the past couple of years in the Legislature for now-retiring Rep. Peggy Wilson apparently won the Republican nomination Tuesday for her boss’s seat.

Officer fined after dog chased chickens

A city police officer was charged with a minor offense and fined $160 after his dog attacked neighborhood chickens.

Local man charged with vehicle theft, DUI, drugs

A 24-year-old Ketchikan man faces two felony charges and a misdemeanor after police found him unresponsive behind the wheel of a running vehicle Monday.