Southeast News

State sets POW wolf harvest quota at 9

Alaska Department of Fish and Game image.A wolf harvest quota has been set for Game Management Unit 2, which is Prince of Wales Island and surrounding islands. According to a joint news release from the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, biologists have set the state harvest at nine wolves.

Garbage bear season

11781656_10153638943734180_3421132456915646599_nLocal garbage bandits have been making their bi-yearly rounds in Ketchikan, leaving messes in their wake. KRBD looked into how residents are and should be warding off these hungry bears.

Council nixes artist residency proposal

fire hallThe Ketchikan City Council voted unanimously Thursday to reject a proposal that would have conveyed the old Main Street fire station to the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council for use as an artist residency program.

3 charged with parole violations due to meth

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Three Ketchikan residents were charged this week with violating their paroles by allegedly owning or using methamphetamine or methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Arts group wants to re-purpose old fire station

fire hallBuilt in 1943, the Main Street fire station has outlived its use as a fire hall. Now, though, a local nonprofit wants to re-purpose the historic building into a creative space for artists.

Borough-wide tobacco tax indefinitely postponed

tobacco smokeAssembly members voted 4-3 Monday to postpone. Three members consistently have opposed the borough-wide tobacco tax. Those three -- Glen Thompson, Mike Painter and Jim Van Horn -- were joined last night by Todd Phillips, who previously supported the tax.

Calling complicated from Alaska jails

Ketchikan Correctional Center. (Alaska Department of Corrections photo)When someone gets arrested, often the first thing they’ll want to do is make a call. If it’s to a lawyer or legal aid, no problem. However, if it’s to friends, family or an employer, it’s more complicated.

KIC hosts Native culture week for youth

KIC Culture Camp participants sing a traditional song. (Photo by Madelyn Beck)This week, Ketchikan Indian Community put on a day camp for kids to teach them Native culture through stories, songs, crafts and even foraging tips.

Southeast residents want headlight rule reversed

HeadlightsAbout a year ago, the Alaska Department of Transportation initiated a new regulation, requiring drivers to keep their headlights on at all times when traveling on certain roads in Southeast. The change was a surprise to some residents of the region, including state Sen. Bert Stedman, who has since drafted a bill to reverse that administrative rule.

Junior League state champs welcomed home

0811151609dThe Ketchikan Junior League Baseball team, this year’s state champions, returned home Tuesday with a few new stories and a state title.