Southeast News

Landis running unopposed for borough mayor job

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks during a recent Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis is running unopposed for re-election. He joined candidates for Borough Assembly during last week’s Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, answering questions submitted by audience members.

Assembly starts home-rule charter process

Borough SealDespite reservations from some Assembly members, a resolution calling for the formation of a home-rule charter committee was approved Monday by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Kayaker completes ‘Paddle to Battle Myeloma’

John Taussig kayaked to Ketchikan from Bellingham, Wash., to raise awareness and funds for multiple myeloma. (Photo by Leila Kheiry.A California man rowed his converted kayak up the Inside Passage from Bellingham, Wash., to Ketchikan, raising awareness and funds for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood that affects his family in a deeply personal way.

Commission would draft home-rule borough charter

Borough SealTwo Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly members hope to kickstart a process to develop a home-rule charter for the borough.

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

KRBD file photoCandidates 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.