Southeast News

O’Brien resigning from Ketchikan School Board

Ketchikan School Board President Michelle O'Brien is resigning from the board, effective Oct. 12. (KRBD file photo)O’Brien has served as a Ketchikan School Board member for seven years, and has been Board president for the past two.

Young makes campaign stop in Ketchikan

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Don Young revisited some of his favorite issues: Federal regulations; resource management; and the need to return to an economy based on production. The state’s only representative in the U.S. House also touched on the presidential race, and his own bid for re-election.

P2P finalist hooking into traceable-fish market

Dianna Garfield Robinson on board the FV Seabright at Refuge Cove Marina. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Seabright Seafoods is a true small business. It’s a direct-sales operation run by owners Dianna Garfield Robinson and Brent Robinson. They recently were chosen as finalists for Path to Prosperity, a Southeast Alaska small-business competition.

Ketchikan’s Shaw attends GOP convention

Trevor Shaw at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Photo by Liz Ruskin/APRN)Shaw is one of 28 Alaska delegates at the convention, and at age 21 is the youngest.

Boro delays pot tax to consider potency tax

National Public Radio image.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly postponed action Monday on a marijuana sales tax of up to 10 percent, to provide borough staff time to look into a proposal that would tax marijuana based instead on its potency.

Canadian Navy ship stops in Ketchikan

The HMCS Whitehorse. (Photo credit: Tawker at English Wikipedia)The Canadian Navy landed in Ketchikan Friday. It’s not an invasion, though; the HMCS Whitehorse is in Alaska’s First City on a goodwill visit, and will open the ship for public tours on Sunday.

Pot tax, Gravina grow-op on Assembly agenda

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)A boroughwide marijuana sales tax of up to 10 percent, and a rezone request to allow a commercial marijuana cultivation site on Gravina Island are in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.

R2AK Team Alula: Disqualified but victorious

Team Alula arrived in Ketchikan this week. They were officially disqualified, but still finished the 750-mile Race to Alaska. (R2AK photo)Team Alula is the most celebrated disqualified team to finish the Race to Alaska.

KPU starts offering Verizon wireless service

Customers sign up for Verizon wireless plans at KPU following a quick grand-opening ceremony Wednesday morning. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Verizon officially arrived in Ketchikan on Wednesday.

Council approves marijuana cultivation permit application

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan City Council on Thursday approved a marijuana cultivation permit application contingent upon satisfactory review by the City Fire Marshall.