UA Lands office gets Gravina timber proposal


A timber harvest has been proposed on Gravina Island in the Blank Inlet area, on land owned by the University of Alaska.

According to a public notice on the UA lands office website, the university received a letter of interest … more

Body found Tuesday morning

Ketchikan Police DepartmentA body believed to be that of a missing Ketchikan man was found just before 11:00 Tuesday morning under the E.C. Phillips building on Tongass Avenue.

Local man charged with kidnapping, assault

birdA 23-year-old Ketchikan man has been charged with kidnapping and assault following an incident Monday at a home on Pine Street.

Whales, volcanoes and fossils. Oh, my!

Fourth-graders took a tour of Carroll Inlet on board two Allen marine boats. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)About 150 Ketchikan fourth-graders took a field trip to Carroll Inlet last week.

Good to the last drop

Jane BolimaFor the first time in about six years, Ketchikan residents were able to donate blood. Vigor Industrial staff helped coordinate the two-and-a-half-day event that saw about 100 donors.

Audit: Alaska critics of B.C. mines are right

British Columbia Mines and Energy Minister Bill Bennett, at podium, responds to an audit critical of his agency Tuesday in Victoria. (Photo courtesy B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines)British Columbia’s top auditor says the province has failed to protect the environment from mines and mineral exploration projects.

City won’t protest downtown marijuana store

National Public Radio image.A proposed pot shop in the downtown Ketchikan area won’t be opposed by the City Council – at least not right now.

CDC: E-cigarettes a growing health concern

(Wiki-Commons image)Are e-cigarettes safe? An official from the Centers for Disease Control says absolutely not.

Ketchikan Superintendent Boyle finalist for state job

Ketchikan School District Superintendent Robert Boyle speaks Wednesday during the regular Chamber of Commerce lunch.Ketchikan’s School Superintendent Robert Boyle is one of four finalists for the job of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development commissioner.

Downtown pot ban up for City Council discussion

Downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)A proposed ban on retail pot in Ketchikan’s downtown core is on Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council agenda.