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Temporary retail-pot ban up for second Council vote

(Creative Commons image)The Council also will talk about a possible ballot measure for voters to decide whether to allow commercial marijuana in Ketchikan city limits.

Four rate hikes up for City Council approval

Welcome Arch Mission Downtown KetchikanThe city and Ketchikan Public Utilities 2016 budgets were built on the assumption that wastewater, garbage, electric and water rates would go up. The Council approved both of those budgets in December without challenging those assumptions. But, city code requires that the Council also approve separate ordinances for rate increases.

New zoning regs for planned developments

A PUD is a development with a master plan that might have different zones within the plan. The proposed regulations would allow the borough to consider the master plan comprehensively.

Assembly agenda light for MLK holiday meeting

The Assembly will consider a citizen request that the borough adopt the International Fire Code of 2012 for the North and South Tongass fire departments.

R2AK officials planning a second epic race

Al Hughes, Matt Steverson and Graeme Esarey take first-place in the Race To Alaska. The crew crossed the finish line in Ketchikan, Alaska at 12:55pm on Friday, June 12, 2015. (KRBD File Photo)Organizers of the 750-mile engineless boat race from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan say they had a huge positive response last summer to what Evans calls their “good bad idea.”

Student safety a concern on Baranof Avenue

DSC_3081[1]Ketchikan’s largest elementary school has about 350 students. It is also the only school in the district without a designated pick-up and drop-off driveway loop. But, that may change.

Young growth transition focus of open house

Project Manager Susan Howle talks with two participants during an open house focusing on the proposed TLMP amendment. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)About 35 people showed up Tuesday night for an informational open house focusing on the proposed Tongass Land Management Plan amendment to transition from old-growth to young-growth timber harvest.

Opportunity for Alaska Native artists

Saunders McNeill of the Alaska State Council on the Arts speaks about a free workshop for Native artists in Ketchikan January 14th and 15th at the Totem Heritage Center. One can attend the entire workshop or drop in when convenient. … more

School Board talks trades and technology

Trevin Tavares receives his NCCER certificate at the Ketchikan School Board meeting January 13, 2016.Wednesday’s Ketchikan School Board meeting focused on technology and trade.

Ketchikan man charged with burglary, theft, drugs

A 25-year-old Ketchikan man faces felony burglary, theft and drug charges for allegedly breaking into two homes Monday evening.