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Mental Health Trust officials hear local concern

Saxman residents look at maps before the Alaska Mental Health Trust meeting at the Saxman Community Center. (Photo by Leila KheiryAlaska Mental Health Trust and Trust Land Office representatives got an earful Tuesday during informational meetings in Saxman and Ketchikan regarding the decision to potentially log Deer Mountain.

Former Ketchikanite wins Peace Corp blog award

Mark Jahnke in Kyrgyzstan . (Photo courtesy Mark Jahnke)A former Ketchikan resident and Peace Corps volunteer recently won a trip to Washington, D.C., after his blog about volunteering in Kyrgyzstan won an online social-media contest.

Rainbird Rainfall Classic Winner!

2016 Poster  2We have a winner! Congratulations to Larry Jackson!

Landis running unopposed for borough mayor job

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks during a recent Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis is running unopposed for re-election. He joined candidates for Borough Assembly during last week’s Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, answering questions submitted by audience members.

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.

Active shooter drill trains local responders

ShooterDrill2The U.S. Coast Guard base in Ketchikan was the scene of a simulated active shooter on Wednesday, complete with fake casualties, a successful “arrest,” and lessons on rapid-response medical care.

Board wants better ASAA transgender policy

birdThe Ketchikan School Board talked briefly Wednesday about transgender policies for student athletes, and how such policies need to be uniform for state competitions.

Board to talk goals, vote on O’Brien’s resignation

Schoenbar Middle School. (KRBD file photo)In its last meeting before the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the Ketchikan School Board will discuss goals on Wednesday, and will vote on Board President Michelle O’Brien’s resignation.

Mallott discusses transboundary, budget gap

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited the Unuk River south of Ketchikan on Friday, part of his ongoing work with British Columbia officials to come up with a way to better protect Alaska’s waters from upriver Canadian mines.

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.