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Anti-chloramine petition turned in at City Hall

Ketchikan is seen from the water on a beautiful sunny day.

A petition to place the chloramine water treatment issue in front of city voters was turned in at Ketchikan City Hall Wednesday. It will take at least a couple of days for the city clerk to verify the signatures. more

Financial planning simulation for students

The Financial Foundation task force, part of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, is holding a financial planning simulation at Shoenbar Middle School Friday. more

Ketchikan women remember life in the 1950s

From left, Cathy Bellon, Ernestine Henderson, Kathy Bolling, Elinore Jaconsen and Alaire Stanton. Photo by Lois Munch

The pulp mill had just opened, Water Street was under construction, the hospital was still downtown, it rained a lot and high heels just didn’t do well on boardwalk. more

Community Chorus presents Gershwin concert

Steve Kinney from the Ketchikan Community Chorus gives details about the “Gershwin Portrait” performance on April 25 and 26.… more

Regional tribes discuss Canada mine concerns

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Representatives from 11 Southeast Alaska Native tribes came together in Craig last week to talk about transboundary rivers, and the potential harm that Canadian mining projects could have on Alaska’s ecosystem. more

What goes into Ketchikan school lunches?

First and second graders at Tongass school enjoyed the enchiladas and veggies.

Some of parents who have tried the school lunches said they wondered where the meals are prepared and how that affects the food’s freshness. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into Ketchikan school lunches. more

Rendezvous Services offers range of senior activites

Lichia Kelly-King talks to KRBD about the activities for seniors at Rendezvous Senior Day Services. more

AARP releases new senior directory

AARP Senior Directory

Ed Zastrow and Dick Coose of AARP in Ketchikan explain what’s new and interesting about the 2014-2016 Greater Ketchikan Area Senior Directory. more

Rainforest Rollergirls skate to second bout

Lyrissa Hammer and Tara Miller at a recent Rollergirls practice.

The Ketchikan Rainforest Rollergirls, like other derby teams in Southeast Alaska, have been building their team’s size and strength for about a year and half. On Sunday, they have their second local bout. more

Senators: NOAA trip to China productive, positive

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A March 21 trip to China resulted in potentially positive news for Southeast Alaska’s geoduck clam fishery. During that trip, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials met with counterparts in Beijing, and talked about toxin testing methods. more