La Nina expected to bring wet fall, snowy winter

A city snow plow tries to keep up with the heavy snowfall Tuesday morning.Have you been putting off buying new snow tires? Is your rain gear cracked and patched? If your answer is yes and you live in Southeast Alaska, you might want to remedy both of those situations.

Borough Assembly OKs funds for public library

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)In a 5-1 vote Tuesday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a motion to provide about $400,000 for the borough’s share of library services.

Sullivan details some Alaska success stories

Alaska's Sen. Dan Sullivan talks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 31. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Sen. Dan Sullivan says the federal government’s main areas of influence and responsibility in Alaska are infrastructure building, resource development and taking full advantage of the state's strategic military location.

Naha River Trail boat dock ramp replaced

Contractors recently replaced the ramp at the Naha River National Recreation Trail.
(USDA Photo)A ramp providing access to the Naha River National Recreation trail from the boat dock has been replaced.

Measure now would limit pot shops in city to one

(Creative Commons image)An ordinance that would limit the number of retail marijuana stores in city limits to one was approved in first reading Thursday by the Ketchikan City Council.

Statewide telecoms benefit from Alaska Plan approval

(KRBD file photo)This week, the FCC approved the Alaska Plan, which will maintain federal telecommunications subsidies for Alaska telephone and wireless providers for up to 10 years.

Sullivan addresses Deer Mountain, federal regs

Sen Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is visiting Ketchikan this week. During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, he talked about local concerns over potential logging on Deer Mountain, and about the burden of federal regulations.

Tallie Medel finds success in New York

Tallie MedelNew York-based actor, comedian and dancer Tallie Medel is finding success in the independent film world. Medel grew up in Ketchikan and was in the First City earlier this month to visit family and friends.

Groups celebrate Clover Pass School restoration

The historic one-room Clover Pass School has been restored, and will be transferred to the Potter Road Association on Sept. 10. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Two Ketchikan nonprofits have been working to save a historic one-room schoolhouse. The project is pretty much complete, and the groups have planned an event to celebrate the restoration of Clover Pass School.

Local group forms to ‘Save Deer Mountain’

Deer Mountain (KRBD file photo)Two longtime Ketchikan residents have formed a new organization to stop recently announced plans to log Deer Mountain.