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Roller Derby 101

Jill Walker and Kirsten Baltz of the Rainforest Roller Girls explain the rules of the game and the start up of a youth roller derby league. RollerDerbymore

Walker talks budget cuts, marijuana, lawsuit

Gov. Bill WalkerGov. Bill Walker is in Ketchikan this weekend for a series of inaugural events planned by a local committee. During his visit, he stopped by KRBD to talk with local media about issues that he and the Legislature are grappling with this legislative session.

Ketchikan 4th-grader wins statewide art contest

Photo used courtesy of the Federal Subsistence Board.The Federal Subsistence Board announced today that 9-year-old Reilly McCue of Ketchikan is the winner of its annual subsistence themed art contest.

Rep. Ortiz concerned about some budget cuts

Recently elected House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event.House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz is worried about the repercussions of some proposed state budget cuts, especially cuts that could lead to reduced revenue for the state, such as those to the state timber program and the Alaska Marine Highway System.

City Council defers premium pay issue

Ketchikan Fire DepartmentThe Ketchikan City Council deferred action Thursday on the issue of premium pay for assistant managers filling in for department heads, instead asking the city manager to provide more information.

Metlakatla group plans canoe trip to B.C.

A colorful canoe is towed from Saxman after a group of paddlers landed and disembarked in August 2013.About two years ago, a group of First Nations and Alaska Native canoeists paddled from Canada’s northwest coast, across the U.S. border to Alaska’s only Indian reservation, on Annette Island. Now, a group is planning a return journey, paddling the same route back toward the Tsimshian Native community’s roots in British Columbia.

Member of Kayhi debate takes first in state

IMG_0185Eight members of the Ketchikan High School debate team took a trip recently to Anchorage for the state competition. Sophomore Audrey Kistler took first place in speaking points.

To pay or not to pay?

The question of premium pay when assistant managers fill in for absent managers will come before the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

Ketchikan residents testify on budget proposals

Ketchikan residents crowd into the local Legislative Information Office for Tuesday's House Finance Committee hearing on proposed budget cuts. (Photo by Marc Osborne)Alaska’s House Finance Committee heard public testimony Tuesday on proposed budget cuts, and got an earful from Alaskans calling in from all over the state, including 15 from Ketchikan.

SEAPA makes case for Swan Lake expansion

A power agency in southern Southeast is floating plans to finance a project to increase its hydro storage capacity by selling bonds.