Southeast News

POW wolf season to close; 5 wolves reported killed

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.The contentious wolf hunting and trapping season on Prince of Wales Island will close on Sunday.

Council reconsiders, delays retail pot decision

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)Following about an hour of public comment, the Ketchikan City Council voted unanimously Monday to reconsider its Dec. 3 vote to ban commercial marijuana within city limits, but that doesn’t mean the Council won’t eventually ban a retail pot industry.

MAC discusses temporary commercial pot ban

National Public Radio image.The local Marijuana Advisory Committee talked Monday about a possible six-month moratorium on commercial marijuana in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, but took no action on that issue.

Marijuana committee to discuss possible ban

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)The ad hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, and among the items on the agenda is discussion of whether to recommend a ban on commercial marijuana activity.

Tongass supervisor: Build a sustainable future

Tongass National Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart speaks at the Dec. 9 Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting.New Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart has a bit of an uphill battle when it comes to gaining the trust of some Southeast Alaska residents. He listened to some criticism of the Forest Service on Wednesday during the weekly Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

Woman charged after police follow blood trail

Ketchikan Police DepartmentA 32-year-old Ketchikan woman has been charged with felony assault after allegedly stabbing a man Wednesday night during a fight at a First Avenue home.

Council starts review of draft 2016 KPU budget

Downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)Among the issues discussed is a recommended electricity surcharge related to the utility’s use of the new Whitman Lake Hydroelectric Dam. That surcharge would be on top of a 5-percent electric-rate increase, which is included in the draft budget along with an 8-percent water-rate hike.

Council votes to phase out police K-9 program

Welcome Arch Mission Downtown KetchikanDuring a special budget work session, the Ketchikan City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with ending the Ketchikan Police Department’s K-9 drug dog program.

Landis named new SSRAA general manager

Photo courtesy of the Ketchikan Gateway BoroughKetchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis has been hired as the new general manager of the Southern Southeast Alaska Regional Aquaculture Association.

Borough moves forward with commercial pot

National Public Radio image.Pot was the main topic of conversation during Monday’s meeting of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, as it considered an ordinance to establish regulations for a commercial marijuana industry.