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Parnell signs SB99 to allow POW mine loans

Gov. Sean Parnell signs SB99 into law during a special Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch on Monday.

Gov. Sean Parnell was in Ketchikan on Monday to sign into law Senate Bill 99, which allows the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds for two Southeast Alaska mining projects, plus a loan for Sitka’s Blue Lake … more

Carnival gets a wet welcome on its first day

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It’s been 30 years since the Chugiak-based Golden Wheel Amusements traveling fair has come to Ketchikan. And the first day the fair opened following that three-decade absence, it rained more than 3 inches. more

Nourse hired as Alaska’s deputy regional forester

Becky Nourse, the former deputy forest supervisor for the Tongass National Forest is returning to Alaska, this time as the deputy regional forester. more

POW developer releases ‘Tlingit Song’ app

Tlingit Song is just that – an app filled with Tlingit music. more

Ketchikan exchange student in Thailand

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Thailand’s army staged a military coup this week, following about six months of political conflict. In the middle of all that is Sarah Gucker, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Ketchikan. more

Caught a king? It’s probably from a hatchery

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Are you fishing the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby? If you catch a nice, big king, you might want to call the Whitman Lake hatchery and thank them. more

Boro’s education lawsuit set for oral arguments

Revilla Alternative School is part of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District.

The lawsuit, filed in January, challenges the state over what the borough says is an unfair mandate requiring boroughs and first-class cities — but not anyone else — to fund a minimum level for local schools. more

Three Ketchikan residents become U.S. citizens

Rogelio Casilla, Crispin Casilla and Gulagdo Rarican receive their certificates of citizenship Friday from immigration services officer Gary Johnson.

The three new Americans are Rogelio Casilla, Crispin Casilla and Gulagdo Rarican. more

Council rejects proposed smoking ballot proposition

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A motion to put a smoking ban in front of city voters this fall failed during Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting. more

Emergency ‘Radio in a Box’ ready to deploy

Rich Parker demonstrates how to do a live broadcast from the new, portable emergency radio system.

Almost exactly one year after receiving a federal grant to improve disaster preparedness in Ketchikan, KRBD has received and tested its new Radio in a Box. more