Women in Safe Homes sees changes

Don Moss, president of the WISH board, talks about some changes going on with the non-profit, and gives an update on the organization’s probation status.

Transboundary mine agreement signed

Eight transboundary watersheds feed Southeast Alaska rivers. A new agreement with British Columbia aims to protect them from mining pollution. Critics say it doesn't do the job. (Map by Alaska Department of Natural Resources.)Alaska and British Columbia officials signed a statement of cooperation Thursday aimed at protecting rivers that flow through the province and the state.

Welcome Arch support pole will need repairs

Ketchikan's Welcome Arch on Mission Street. (KRBD file photo)Ketchikan’s Welcome Arch sustained significant damage Wednesday night after an allegedly drunk driver hit one of the supporting poles with his vehicle.

Mental Health Trust plans local public meeting

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)Dates have not yet been set, but Senior Resource Manager Paul Slenkamp said he expects it will happen closer to the end of October.

Troopers: Camera, more, stolen from vehicle

birdAlaska State Troopers Are seeking information about a theft from a vehicle on Driftwood Lane off North Tongass Highway.

Man charged with DUI after hitting welcome arch

Ketchikan's Welcome Arch on Mission Street. (KRBD file photo)A 24-year-old Ketchikan man was charged with drunk driving after allegedly driving into the Welcome Arch on Mission Street downtown late Wednesday.

Ketchikan voters narrowly approve tobacco tax

tobacco smokeIn the final count on Wednesday by the Canvass Board, which tallies absentee, questioned and special-needs ballots, the proposition passed by a margin of 28 votes.

Election results for Saxman and some POW communities

US-Flag1Saxman and Prince of Wales Island voters hit the polls Tuesday. Here are unofficial results from those communities in the KRBD listening area.

$2.5M pipe replacement up for Council approval

Front Street in downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan City Council will decide Thursday whether to approve a nearly $2.5 million contract with BAM LLC to replace water and wastewater pipes on Tongass, Front and Stedman streets.

Local election results

The ballot for the 2016 Ketchikan election. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The unofficial results are in: Ketchikan voters have chosen two new Borough Assembly members; retained two incumbent City Council members; kept one incumbent School Board member and elected one newcomer to the School Board. A schools-improvement project tax passed by a wide margin, but the fate of the boroughwide $2 per pack tobacco tax is too close to call.