KPU Electric turns on diesel generators

(KRBD file photo)Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric Division started supplementing the community’s hydroelectric power with more-expensive diesel about a week ago.

Medical cannabis goes to the dogs

Dr. Cornelia Wagner shows several hemp-based supplements for pets stocked by the Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic. (NNN photo by Tom Banse)If pot helps some humans feel better, how about people's best friends? Pacific Northwest veterinarians are being asked about treating pets with cannabis.

Council to consider DOT plans for downtown

The Alaska Department of Transportation's proposed plan for Front Street. Click for a larger view.The Ketchikan City Council will talk Thursday about the Alaska Department of Transportation’s proposed redesign of Front, Mill and Stedman streets, which make up the primary corridor running through Ketchikan’s downtown.

British Columbia will clean up mine near Juneau

A Tulsequah Chief Mine settling pond overflows at the site about 40 miles northeast of Juneau Sept. 26, 2016. (Photo courtesy of British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines)British Columbia says it will stop polluted Tulsequah Chief Mine water from entering a salmon-rich river that flows into Southeast Alaska near Juneau.

Assembly divided on ‘divided loyalty’ proposal

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Assembly in a split vote removed a proposed rule that called for elected officials to declare instances where their loyalty may be divided.

Longtime pediatrician David Johnson retires

Retiring Doctor David Johnson and his wife, Jenny, are seen at the PeaceHealth Ketchikan holiday party. (PeaceHealth photo)According to a PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center announcement, Johnson came to Ketchikan in 1970 as an officer with the U.S. Public Health Service, and was assigned to the Indian Health Clinic.

Assembly to consider more conflicts of interest

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has rescheduled its regular meeting from Monday to Tuesday, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

Ketchikan Boro Manager Dan Bockhorst retires

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst is retiring effective Dec. 30. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)After about 40 years working in Alaska, the last nine of those as the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s manager, Dan Bockhorst is retiring effective Dec. 30.

Pot, Deer Mountain among top stories of 2016

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)Pot continued to be a hot topic in the City of Ketchikan this year, the borough lost its education funding lawsuit on appeal, and Deer Mountain remains under threat of logging. Here’s a look back at just a few of the top stories of the past 12 months.

Tides, currents to delay AMHS MV Kennicott

Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal. (KRBD file photo)The Alaska Marine Highway announced Tuesday that the MV Kennicott’s schedule will experience some delays starting Dec. 30th because of tides and currents.