State ME identifies body found last week

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo)A body found last week in Ketchikan on the tideflats under a fish processing plant has been positively identified as Thomas Booth, who went missing in January.

More wolf sightings in North Tongass area

Alaska Department of Fish and Game image.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game received numerous reports of wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area Tuesday morning.

Wolf sightings prompt warning for North End

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.Recent wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area have prompted Alaska Department of Fish and Game to recommend that residents of that area keep a close eye on their pets, and secure any livestock.

Totem pole fragments provide lost details

A large fragment from the Chief Kyan Totem Pole showing a metal rod repair.Ketchikan Museums staff has been working to catalog, document and store totem pole fragments that have been in the museum’s collection for 40 years. The fragments can provide details lost on many of the larger poles.

Equipment bug causes airport screening delays

Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island. (KRBD file photo)Friday morning, Transportation Security Administration officials and Alaska Airlines announced that for the next few days, travelers should arrive at the airport three hours before their scheduled departure time to make sure they are able to get through screening in time to catch their flight.

Grants, tamales to help fund school totem project

Schoenbar Middle SchoolTamales will save a long-planned totem pole project at Schoenbar Middle School if grant funding falls short.

Tlingit leader remembered for land claims role

John Borbridge Jr. speaks at a 2011 Native American Heritage Month luncheon in Juneau. (Photo courtesy Tlingit Haida Central Council)Tlingit leader John Borbridge Jr. died Tuesday. He was a significant player in the campaign for Alaska Native land rights.

No injuries in Tuesday floatplane accident

The Jordan Lake Cabin. (USFS photo)Nobody was injured when a floatplane flipped over yesterday in Jordan Lake, north of Ketchikan.

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 Department. (KRBD file photo)A 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.