Borough Assembly OKs funds for public library

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)In a 5-1 vote Tuesday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a motion to provide about $400,000 for the borough’s share of library services.

Sullivan details some Alaska success stories

Alaska's Sen. Dan Sullivan talks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 31. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Sen. Dan Sullivan says the federal government’s main areas of influence and responsibility in Alaska are infrastructure building, resource development and taking full advantage of the state's strategic military location.

Naha River Trail boat dock ramp replaced

Contractors recently replaced the ramp at the Naha River National Recreation Trail.
(USDA Photo)A ramp providing access to the Naha River National Recreation trail from the boat dock has been replaced.

Library funding back in front of Boro Assembly

LibraryExterior3A motion to provide borough funding for the city-owned Ketchikan Public Library is back in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Tuesday. The regular Monday meeting was rescheduled because of the Labor Day holiday.

Measure now would limit pot shops in city to one

(Creative Commons image)An ordinance that would limit the number of retail marijuana stores in city limits to one was approved in first reading Thursday by the Ketchikan City Council.

Statewide telecoms benefit from Alaska Plan approval

(KRBD file photo)This week, the FCC approved the Alaska Plan, which will maintain federal telecommunications subsidies for Alaska telephone and wireless providers for up to 10 years.

Sullivan addresses Deer Mountain, federal regs

Sen Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is visiting Ketchikan this week. During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, he talked about local concerns over potential logging on Deer Mountain, and about the burden of federal regulations.

Ordinance would limit pot shops in city limits to two

National Public Radio image.An ordinance that would limit the number of retail marijuana stores in the city to two is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

Tallie Medel finds success in New York

Tallie MedelNew York-based actor, comedian and dancer Tallie Medel is finding success in the independent film world. Medel grew up in Ketchikan and was in the First City earlier this month to visit family and friends.

City, AMHS draft new winter layup agreement

The ferries Malaspina and Columbia are out of service for repairs at the Ketchikan Shipyard in 2012. More ferries will be tied up this summer under planned legislative budget cuts. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)With the expiration of their previous agreement, City of Ketchikan and Alaska Marine Highway System officials have drafted a new plan for the city to provide winter layup for ferries over the next three years.