Boro OKs 10% pot tax, rejects dog beach

(Creative Commons image)A boroughwide sales tax on marijuana of up to 10-percent was introduced Tuesday night by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. The Assembly also rejected a proposal to make Rotary Beach an off-leash beach for dogs during limited hours.

Ketchikan swimmer traverses Wrangell Narrows

Fog blankets Britta Adams and Mike Schuler as Adams swims through the Wrangell Narrows.(Photo by Mark Adams)Not too many people like to go for a swim in the chilling open waters of Southeast Alaska. But, Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.

City Council to discuss repairs to damaged dock

The cruise ship Infinity hit Ketchikan's Berth 3 dock June 3rd. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday will discuss plans to fix the city’s Berth 3, which was severely damaged on June 3rd when the cruise ship Infinity hit the downtown dock.

Grumman Goose may have found a home

Historic signs and photos on the walls of the Goose hangar.Since 1992, volunteers with Ketchikan’s “Save the Goose” project have been working to restore a historic amphibious plane. The Grumman Goose restoration is about 85 percent complete and now those involved are trying to find a permanent home for the plane. They believe they may have found the right place.

40th Anniversary Live Day

2016 Poster 2KRBD's Live Day is this Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Click here for the full lineup!

Port project ‘done’ in time to plan more renovations

The multi-year renovation to Berths 1 and 2 are pretty ,much done, for the moment. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Port of Ketchikan has four cruise ship berths, which will accommodate about 950,000 cruise passengers this season.

Tribal Scholars program finds its stride

Teacher Peter Stanton looks over two Tribal Scholars in their classroom.Ketchikan Indian Community’s Tribal Scholars is in its fourth year. The grant funded alternative school recently held an open house inviting the community into their classroom that feels like home.

Local Democrats brave the rain to caucus

Hillary Clinton supporters caucus in the rain. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)More than 200 Ketchikan Democrats gathered Saturday morning to caucus for their choice for U.S. president. Organizers hadn’t expected that level of interest, and eventually moved the caucus outside – in the pouring rain – because the crowd just didn’t fit inside the IBEW Hall.

Supreme Court Live case decision announced

The Alaska Supreme Court listens to state attorney Mary Lundquist during the Supreme Court live event. (KRBD File Photo)The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision Friday on State of Alaska vs. Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, a case that was argued in the Ketchikan High School auditorium in November of 2014.

Sharing culture through food and memories

Kathy Bolling's Greek lemon chicken, with a photo of her mother in the background. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)In celebration of Women’s History Month, the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus Library hosted a potluck, inviting people to bring a traditional dish, and share a story about their cultural heritage.