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Council to start work on 2016 budget

Thursday's work session will allow the Ketchikan City Council to make some policy decisions to help city management draft next year’s spending plan.

Chautauqua kicks off SE tour in Ketchikan

The Chautaqua kicked off with a parade from downtown to the Gateway Rec Center. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The event included parades, potlucks, free workshops and a variety show, with everything from jugglers and magicians, to hula hoopsters and musicians.

KSM mine targets richer ore while seeking investors

A glacier reflects in a naturally occurring pool of rusty, acidic water at the site of one of the KSM Prospect's planned open-pit mines. The British Columbia project, northeast of Ketchikan, is drilling for higher-value ore this summer. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)A Canadian mining company says it’s found richer deposits of gold and copper ore at its controversial KSM project.

Understanding grief

Counselor Jan Lighthill speaks about the process of grief and how everyone grieves differently. Members of local bereavement support groups share their experiences and advice.

MAC discusses home-based pot shops

National Public Radio image.Among the topics Marijuana Advisory Committee members discussed Monday was whether to allow small home-based businesses, in hopes of avoiding a black or “gray” market.

Hyder crossing open

The border gate between Hyder and Stewart, B.C. is decorated with balloons this weekend, as residents celebrate a resolution to the border crossing issue. (Photo by Carol Denton)This weekend, a Canadian border guard unlocked the gate between Hyder and Stewart, B.C., and it’s going to remain that way for the time being.

Bill cuts funding for EPA Waters of the U.S. rule

The Whitman Lake dam. (Alaska Energy Authority photo)The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a spending measure for the federal Interior Department that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office said includes some good news for Southeast.

Soggy Beavers paddle 750 miles in first R2AK

Team Soggy Beavers was all smiles as they were cheered at the finish line Thursday. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Teams continue to arrive at the finish line in Ketchikan for the inaugural Race to Alaska, an engineless boat race that started in Port Townsend, Wash. Until Thursday, all the finishing teams had been on sailboats. But, Team Soggy Beavers relied almost 100 percent on human power.

Council moves forward with tobacco tax plan

tobacco smokeThe Ketchikan City Council flew through a short meeting agenda Thursday, completing all regular business in about 40 minutes before going into the first of two executive sessions.

Williams back in K-town, working for Cape Fox

Steve Williams is moving back to Ketchikan after taking a job as Cape Fox Corp's new business development manager. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Steve Williams said he his wife, Joanna Markell, along with their daughter, Louise, are happy to move back to Alaska’s First City.