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Vandalism, shooting halts work at KYI paintball site

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Vandalism and nearby gunshots prompted a local nonprofit to halt work on a summer work effort by a team of AmeriCorps volunteers, who came to Ketchikan specifically to build a new paintball field for local youth. more

Point Higgins School light pole hit, damaged

Alaska State Troopers are looking for the driver who was “spinning brodies” in the dirt parking lot at Point Higgins Elementary School, lost control and hit a light pole. more

How will Sealaska solve its money problems?

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Sealaska’s new CEO, new board chairman and at least one new board member face the challenges of a new economic reality. more

Americorps team in Ketchikan for community service

A team of six AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers are in Ketchikan clearing a new paintball field for Ketchikan Youth Initiative. The team members talked about their experience with AmeriCorps and Ketchikan. more

Pot: Legalize or not?

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During Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch, a Ketchikan Police Department officer who focuses on drug enforcement talked about the cons of legalization. But, the coordinator for the statewide effort to pass the ballot measure said those arguments are scare tactics. more

Overdue boaters found safe on a beach

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Two overdue boaters were found safe early Tuesday afternoon on a beach in the Unuk River area north of Behm Canal. more

Light picked for arts leadership forum

Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council Executive Director Kathleen Light has been chosen to attend the 2014 Local Arts Agency Executive Leadership Forum this fall in Utah. more

Legislature recognizes Ketchikan Medical Center

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PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center received a surprise last week when visiting State Senator Lesil McGuire presented hospital officials with a citation on behalf of the Alaska State Legislature. more

Morris dance groups perform in Ketchikan

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The Anchorage-based Rant and Raven Morris Dance group kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration and ferry cruise with a performance under Ketchikan’s downtown Berth IV shelter. more

Crow tripped Sunday evening power outage

A power outage Sunday night was the fault of a crow that flew into a power line near the Ketchikan Shipyard. more