Southeast News

Slugs: Garden pests, but important to the forest

A couple of invasive slugs enjoy breakfast on a cool, rainy spring morning.

Slugs are found throughout the United States, but are prevalent in rainy Southeast Alaska. And while slugs do have an important job in nature, they are the bane of gardeners. more

USFS reveals, explains niche funding strategy

Dude Mountain Trail is one of the trails that would not be funded through the proposed Forest Service niche funding strategy.

The Forest Service is looking for creative ideas on how to continue managing recreation on the Tongass National Forest for areas that don’t fall into a niche. Volunteer work crews? A privately run foundation? Bake sales? more

Metlakatla resident is new FEMA tribal advisor

Metlakatla resident Milo Booth has been appointed as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new National Tribal Affairs Advisor. more

KIC offers traditional-food elders-lunch program


Ketchikan Indian Community runs a Meals on Wheels program for its Native elders, and now offers traditional food on Fridays. more

Rep. Wilson reviews recent legislative session

Retiring Rep. Peggy Wilson speaks at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

Rep. Peggy Wilson says the increase to education funding was one of the biggest triumphs of the recent legislative session. One of her biggest disappointments was the proposed transportation infrastructure fund, which stalled in the Senate. more

Klein files as a Republican for House District 36

Ketchikan resident Chere Klein announced Monday that she is running in the Republican primary for the Alaska House of Representatives District 36 seat. more

Local Territorial Guard vet taking Honor Flight

A local veteran who just turned 102 has been chosen by the national Honor Flight Network to travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial. more

UAS Ketchikan celebrates graduating Class of 2014

Evon Zerbetz, center, receives her honorary doctorate on Saturday.

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus celebrated 25 graduating students on Saturday, and bestowed an honorary doctorate on a well-known local artist. more

Historic Sourdough Bar goes smoke-free

Sourdough Bar Ashtray

Wednesday was the last day smoking was allowed at the Sourdough Bar. KRBD visited to talk with some regulars about the switch. more

Alaska Supreme Court overturns 2006 conviction

The Alaska Supreme Court last week overturned the conviction of a 62-year-old Ketchikan man who had been found guilty in 2006 of failure to register as a sex offender. more