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Funding available for “high tunnels”

nrcs.usda.govSamia Savell of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service speaks about funding available to help pay for "high tunnels" often called hoop houses.

School Board considers summer construction

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.The Ketchikan School Board will discuss summer construction projects Wednesday, along with curriculum reviews, and will continue discussing the still-uncertain budget.

Teenage angler tops Ketchikan derby ladder

2015 Salmon DerbyA 14-year-old fisherman has taken the top spot in this year’s Ketchikan King Salmon Derby with a 40.3-pound fish.

Ketchikan man dies after accidental shooting

A 22-year-old Ketchikan man died Sunday night from what Alaska State Troopers say appears to be an accidental shooting.

Revilla graduates honored

Revilla Class of 2015Hundreds of friends, family members and educators packed the Ted Ferry Civic Center Wednesday night to honor Revilla Alternative High School Graduates.

Council approves legal services, okays Fight Club request

CityofKetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council on Thursday night moved quickly through its main agenda. The city then entered into executive session to discuss matters related to the sale of the Ketchikan Public Utilities Telecommunications Division.

Stedman discusses compromise and impasse

Senator Bert StedmanRepublican Senator Bert Stedman says the State Senate will likely agree to budget additions submitted by the Alaska House as a conference committee continues to grapple with budget negotiations. But legislators still remain at an impasse and likely will not reach an agreement soon.

Ketchikan Rep. Ortiz faces campaign-finance fines

Recently elected House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event.The Alaska Public Offices Commission says Rep. Dan Ortiz failed to properly report some campaign contributions and spending. It also says he accepted an illegal donation and did not properly list who paid for several campaign fliers.

Kern named 4th of July Grand Marshall

Radio pioneer Bob Kern (photo courtesy of sitnews.usBob Kern is Grand Marshall for this year’s 4th of July Parade. Kern is a radio pioneer and former owner of KFMJ.

Ketchikan sets May weather records

Ketchikan set weather records last month. May 2015 is officially the driest May on record with only 0.68 inches of rain recorded in the First City. The average temperature was above normal by 1.1 degrees.