Southeast News

Library director headed to southern Michigan

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)Ketchikan’s Library Director Linda Lyshol is moving on to a new job as library director of the Branch District Library in southern Michigan, starting in just a few weeks.

City Council moves ahead with 5% pot tax

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)During Council discussion of the pot tax, there was general agreement on a 5-percent tax – not graduated – with proceeds going into the general fund. The Council directed city management to come back with an ordinance to that effect for the next regular meeting.

Musician shares Tlingit culture and music

Ed Littlefield listens to a student's question about the song they're learning.Musician Ed Littlefield has been at Fawn Mountain Elementary School the past two weeks teaching students about Tlingit songs and culture.

Ketchikan Council to consider marijuana tax

National Public Radio image.How and whether to tax retail marijuana within the City of Ketchikan is up for discussion during Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting.

State ME identifies body found last week

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo)A body found last week in Ketchikan on the tideflats under a fish processing plant has been positively identified as Thomas Booth, who went missing in January.

More wolf sightings in North Tongass area

Alaska Department of Fish and Game image.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game received numerous reports of wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area Tuesday morning.

Wolf sightings prompt warning for North End

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.Recent wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area have prompted Alaska Department of Fish and Game to recommend that residents of that area keep a close eye on their pets, and secure any livestock.

Totem pole fragments provide lost details

A large fragment from the Chief Kyan Totem Pole showing a metal rod repair.Ketchikan Museums staff has been working to catalog, document and store totem pole fragments that have been in the museum’s collection for 40 years. The fragments can provide details lost on many of the larger poles.

Equipment bug causes airport screening delays

Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island. (KRBD file photo)Friday morning, Transportation Security Administration officials and Alaska Airlines announced that for the next few days, travelers should arrive at the airport three hours before their scheduled departure time to make sure they are able to get through screening in time to catch their flight.

Grants, tamales to help fund school totem project

Schoenbar Middle SchoolTamales will save a long-planned totem pole project at Schoenbar Middle School if grant funding falls short.