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Ketchikan finds spelling bee C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N

DSC_3210Friday morning at Fawn Mountain Elementary School, six students sat in anticipation. They were preparing to spell in the Ketchikan School District spelling bee.

Fifteen recently indicted on felony drug charges

Ketchikan Police DepartmentThe Troopers’ online dispatch report listed 10 different defendants who were indicted this month on felony drug charges, and KPD announced the arrests of five people following a long-term drug investigation.

Assembly to discuss new tobacco tax proposal

tobacco smokeThe hotly debated tobacco tax has been resurrected, and will be discussed during Tuesday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting.

Peratrovich celebrations planned

Peratrovich

Vicki Fouts speaks about Elizabeth Peratrovich events planned for February 13th and 16th, and Janalee Gage invites the community to participate in “One Billion Rising” on Saturday. Peratrovich_Respectmore

Mayor gives State of the Borough presentation

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Borough Mayor David Landis says declining oil tax revenue is bad news for state government, and that it will ripple down to local governments. But, he said, it’s not all doom and gloom.

Group wants Perm Fund to help cover deficit

Judy Brady of Alaska's Future speaks during Wednesday's Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.A coalition of Alaska groups and businesses have come together to form a statewide organization focused on encouraging lawmakers to use a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to ease the state’s deficit.

Quilt show set for weekend

Quilt

Cheri Davis gives details about the Rainy Day Quilters and the 25th Annual “Quilting in the Rain” show February 13th and 14th at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. QuiltShowmore

School District looks at first draft of budget

Ketchikan School Board meets at the White Cliff Building on February 10, 2016.The Ketchikan School Board looked at draft version 1.0 of the FY17 budget at its Wednesday meeting.

WISH on probation, but questions arise

Ketchikan from the waterWISH officials say there was no warning from the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault that there were any problems. In fact, just a few months prior, the shelter had received notice of compliance, praising the program for following regulations.

Ketchikan Creek clean-up planned

The volunteer group Coastbusters is organizing a Ketchikan Creek clean-up on Saturday.  All are invited to help out. Brooke Ratzat and Beau Dale give details. KtnCreekCleanupmore