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Council approves fee increases, delays WISH funding

CityofKetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council Thursday night unanimously approved four ordinances increasing water, garbage, waste water and electrical rates, established operating hours for commercial marijuana businesses and considered agency funding.

City mayor talks pot at Chamber presentation

Mayor Lew Williams III speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)City of Ketchikan Mayor Lew Williams III talked pot during his annual State of the City presentation at Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

Vigil remembers missing men in Ketchikan

January 28, 2016. Sam WilsonLast week, under temporary tents in The Plaza mall parking lot, more than 100 people gathered for a public prayer vigil for local missing people.

UAS Ketchikan Campus students make honor lists

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus has announced the names of students who made the UAS Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the fall 2015 semester.

Council to eye rate hikes, pot-shop hours, grants

Ketchikan from the waterThe Ketchikan City Council meets on Thursday, and will talk about various fee increases; a change to city code that would establish operating hours for marijuana stores; and a list of recommended grants to local non-profit agencies.

Ortiz gives an update on the legislative session

Recently elected House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event.Rep. Dan Ortiz says the atmosphere in Juneau is pretty positive, with most lawmakers focused on resolving the state’s $3.5 billion deficit rather than delaying action.

Contracted, or in-kind, services debate continues

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.The ongoing and complicated issue of contracted services to the Ketchikan School District came up again during Monday night’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting.

Ketchikan recognized as a Coast Guard City

Commander Jack Jackson, Council Member Bob Sivertsen, Mayor Dave Landis and Admiral Daniel Abel officially mark Ketchikan as a Coast Guard City.The clatter of high heels and camera flashes welcomed guests to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce’s Celebration of the Stars.

Purchasing and propogating seeds

LoAnn Swanson and CJ Davidhofer give advice on selecting seeds and hints for succesful development during a call-in show. SeedPlanting_Propogationmore

Woman hit by vehicle in pedestrian crosswalk

Paramedics respond to an accident on Tongass Avenue. A woman in a scooter was struck by a vehicle. (KRBD photo by Deb Turnbull)A woman crossing the street in a motorized scooter was struck by a vehicle near The Landing Friday afternoon, but police say she appeared to be uninjured.