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UAS Chancellor disusses issues and opportunities

UAS Ketchikan Campus Director Priscuilla Schulte and UAS Chancellor Richard Caulfield.UAS Chancellor Richard Caulfield was in Ketchikan this week. He and UAS Ketchikan Campus Director Priscilla Schulte spoke about financial issues facing the university system, and opportunities for the Ketchikan campus.

Ketchikan animal shelter renovation nearing end

A cat rests in its cage in the upstairs cat area of the Ketchikan animal shelter. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan’s Pat Wise Animal Shelter has been going through some slow but steady changes for about six months. The end is now in sight for interior renovations.

City of Ketchikan objects to DOT traffic design

Front Street in downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)DOT officials have proposed widening sidewalks by seven feet on much of Front Street, to accommodate pedestrian traffic. That would mean the removal of the center southbound lane on Front Street.

WISH off probation

Ketchikan’s Women in Safe Homes is no longer on probation. WISH was put on probation in the fall of 2015 after a site visit by State Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault officials found the emergency shelter out of compliance on several regulations.

Kayhi decathletes take first in four events

AcademDecathKayhi’s Academic Decathlon team completed its first regional meet of the year in Juneau this past weekend. Ketchikan students took first place in four out of the 10 events.

Opportunities continue for maritime industry

Doug Ward at the November 30th Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon.The Ketchikan Marine Industry Council supports growth and expansion of Ketchikan’s marine economy. Doug Ward gave an update on KMIC at Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Council OKs two retail pot license applications

(Creative Commons image)The Ketchikan City Council agreed in a split vote Thursday to not protest two marijuana retail stores in the downtown area.

Ferry Lituya to get new payment system

The ferry Lituya loads vehicles onto its car deck at the Ketchikan Ferry Terminal before sailing to Metlakatla. (Photo by Linda Hall/Alaska DOT&PF)People ferrying from Ketchikan to Metlakatla will soon pay double for their tickets. But the return trip will be free.

Shopping and eating in Afghanistan

Afghan market (photo courtesy of Sabra Simmonds).Ketchikan resident Sabra Simmonds spent the past two years living and working in Afghanistan. She spoke about what Afghanistan is really like, including preparing food and shopping.

Ketchikan Senior Services relocating

The Saxman Senior Center, new home to Ketchikan Senior Services.Ketchikan Senior Services is moving to a new location. Programs will move from the Water Street building to the Saxman Senior Center in mid-December.