Four more file for local elected office

Ketchikan from the waterJanalee Gage has filed for a one-year seat on City Council; Stephen Bradford is running for Borough Assembly; and Matt Tibbles and Misty Archibald seeks seats on the School Board.

After five years Craig library director is leaving

Amy Marshall Amy Marshall became Director of the Craig Public Library on the library’s 75th birthday, exactly five years ago Friday. This year’s library birthday party will also be a celebration of winning a national medal and Marshall’s going away party.

AML, MAC and City Council all meet Thursday

Thursday is an extra-busy day for meetings in Ketchikan, with the Alaska Municipal League, the Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee and the Ketchikan City Council all gathering at different times during the day.

3 charged with parole violations due to meth

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Three Ketchikan residents were charged this week with violating their paroles by allegedly owning or using methamphetamine or methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Shaw files for Ketchikan Borough Assembly

Borough SealA second candidate has filed to run for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. Trevor Shaw, a current School Board member, turned in paperwork Wednesday for one of the two open seats.

Arts group wants to re-purpose old fire station

fire hallBuilt in 1943, the Main Street fire station has outlived its use as a fire hall. Now, though, a local nonprofit wants to re-purpose the historic building into a creative space for artists.

Davis files to run for Borough Assembly

The latest candidate to file for local office is Scott Davis. Davis turned in paperwork Tuesday to run for one of two three-year seats open on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Borough-wide tobacco tax indefinitely postponed

tobacco smokeAssembly members voted 4-3 Monday to postpone. Three members consistently have opposed the borough-wide tobacco tax. Those three -- Glen Thompson, Mike Painter and Jim Van Horn -- were joined last night by Todd Phillips, who previously supported the tax.

Isom files for Council; Steele for School Board

Borough SealWith about a week left before the filing period closes, two candidates have thrown their names in for Ketchikan city and borough office Monday.

Calling complicated from Alaska jails

Ketchikan Correctional Center. (Alaska Department of Corrections photo)When someone gets arrested, often the first thing they’ll want to do is make a call. If it’s to a lawyer or legal aid, no problem. However, if it’s to friends, family or an employer, it’s more complicated.