Southeast News

POW moves ahead with borough charter, but…

POW Borough BoundariesThat doesn’t mean the island communities will send in an application to the state Local Boundary Commission anytime soon – and maybe not ever.

Thanksgiving thoughts

Thanks2Thanksgiving is Thursday, and in honor of the annual holiday, KRBD asked people in various locations to share what they are thankful for.

Assembly responds to education lawsuit ruling

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.A Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in its lawsuit against the State of Alaska over the state’s education funding mandate. The Borough Assembly talked about Friday’s ruling during Monday night’s regular meeting, and Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst calls it a “big win” for Ketchikan.

Ketchikan borough to consider mine resolution

Muddy water from the breached Mount Polley Mine tailings pond dam floods a downstream creek and road Monday. (Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre photo)A resolution urging the International Joint Commission to get involved in the issue of transboundary mines will be in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.

State identifies body from Blackberry Lane fire

The state Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified a body from last week’s house fire as that of the resident, 49-year-old Ralph Smith of Ketchikan.

Kayhi auditorium packed for Supreme Court Live

SCLive5Alaska’s Supreme Court was in Ketchikan this week – all five members. They were here for Supreme Court Live, during which the court hears oral arguments for a real case. But instead of a courtroom, it’s heard at a high school.

Delta to offer seasonal service to Ketchikan

AirportDelta Airlines announced Wednesday that it will launch daily nonstop service next spring to five new destinations, including seasonal service to Ketchikan and Sitka.

Alaska Supreme Court to hear case at Kayhi

This Alaska Public Media photo shows Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.Alaska’s Supreme Court is in Alaska’s First City for a live event at Ketchikan High School, set to start at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Borough explores ways to improve animal protection

AnimalShelterThe Ketchikan animal shelter is inadequate for the needs of the borough. Pretty much everyone agrees with that statement, and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is working toward improving the shelter, as well as the services that the Animal Protection Department provides.

Latest count shows Ortiz ahead for HD36

Recently elected House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event.With independent candidate Dan Ortiz in the lead by 102 votes, the House District 36 race is unofficially over, according to Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai.