Southeast News

Paintballers learn tips from a former professional

A member of the Blue Team rushes the field (photo credit Nathan Kuehl).Ketchikan Youth Initiatives had a Sunday-Funday event at the Woodsball Paintball Course September 11. Novice and veteran players participated in a clinic with a former professional paintballer.

Ketchikan Council limits pot stores in city to 2

National Public Radio image.No more than two retail marijuana stores will be allowed within city limits following Thursday’s vote by the Ketchikan City Council.

Assembly candidates field questions at Chamber

Borough SealKetchikan Gateway Borough Assembly candidates answered questions for about 90 minutes on Wednesday during the regular Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

City Council candidates address current issues

Ketchikan from the waterCandidates for Ketchikan City Council participated in KRBD’s live on-air forum on Monday. Here is a summary of the one-hour forum.

City looks at how to dock bigger cruise ships

Options for changing the dock include lengthening the Berth 3 floating barge, extending Berth 1, and adding floating docks to Berths 1 and 2.  (Image courtesy City of Ketchikan Port and Harbors Department)How should Ketchikan’s downtown dock look in the next few years, as the city responds to larger and larger ships? That’s the main question up for discussion during a special public-input meeting set for this Wednesday.

Kasaan celebrates restoration of historic longhouse

Richard Peterson of Kasaan, Central Council Tlingit and Haida President, addressing the hundreds of guests in front of the Whalehouse (copyrighted photo by Marijane Armour used with permission).Kasaan celebrated the restoration of the Son-i-Hat longhouse last Saturday. Hundreds of visitors attended the event, dance groups came from throughout Southeast.

Options floated to Deer Mountain logging

Deer Mountain (KRBD file photo)If federal land exchange legislation doesn’t pass Congress this session, the process to open Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain and land above homes on Petersburg’s Mitkof Highway to logging will begin. But, there are some options that Alaska Mental Health Trust might consider.

La Nina expected to bring wet fall, snowy winter

A city snow plow tries to keep up with the heavy snowfall Tuesday morning.Have you been putting off buying new snow tires? Is your rain gear cracked and patched? If your answer is yes and you live in Southeast Alaska, you might want to remedy both of those situations.

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.