Southeast News

Stolen bike found, returned to young owner

Aviana Mitchell stands with her bike, which was found and returned Thursday, just a few days after it was stolen from her front yard.An 11-year-old Ketchikan girl whose bike was stolen on Sunday, just a few feet away from where she was standing, has her bike back.

Pool renovation bonds on Craig city ballot

Craig PoolVoters in the City of Craig on Prince of Wales Island will decide this October whether to approve $3 million in bonds to pay for major repairs to the community’s pool.

Does Vigor still need local tax, utility breaks?

Ketchikan's shipyard is seen in 2012. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)As Ketchikan’s shipyard continues to grow and attract contracts, questions arose this week about whether the community should continue to offer tax and utility breaks for the property.

Appeals court to re-hear Tongass exemption case

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement Friday that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case.

18 Ketchikan residents become new U.S. citizens

Citizens2The back rows of Ketchikan’s old-fashioned federal courtroom were filled with family and friends, while in the front were all the soon-to-be new citizens, smiling wide, dressed up and holding small American flags.

Five more groups sue over Big Thorne project

RainforestFive more conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Tuesday in hopes of stopping the Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island.

DOT draft plan calls for fewer Prince Rupert trips

DraftTransportationPlanMapThe proposed reduction would affect summer sailings only, and would cut that service in half.

Forest Service upholds Big Thorne decision

ROD_Map-page-0The U.S. Forest Service issued its Final Supplemental Information Report for the Big Thorne Timber Sale this week, upholding its Record of Decision. A regional environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit.

HD36 primary numbers

House District 36 MapHouse District 36 had a reasonably good turnout for Tuesday’s primary election, with about 25 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls.

Klein is the apparent HD36 Republican nominee

Chere Klein, Agnes Moran and Patti Mackey prepare to go live on air for a candidate forum on KRBD.Chere Klein, a Ketchikan resident who has worked for the past couple of years in the Legislature for now-retiring Rep. Peggy Wilson apparently won the Republican nomination Tuesday for her boss’s seat.