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Ketchikan man charged with vehicle theft - KRBD

According to the online Alaska State Troopers dispatch report, Paul Jackson was contacted after he allegedly abandoned the stolen vehicle at the end of Old Ward Lake Road, and attempted to flee on a bicycle.

KRBD.ORG - 2018-10-22 21:15:51

Two apply for open Ketchikan School Board seat - KRBD

In his application, Huette writes that he wants to become more connected to the community through service on the board. He served previously on the Ketchikan Charter School board, and on various boards in Juneau.

KRBD.ORG - 2018-10-23 16:45:13

Begich talks PFD, state finances, combating crime - KRBD

Since the interview took place, incumbent Gov. Bill Walker has dropped out of the race, turning it into a two-way competition between Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy.

KRBD.ORG - 2018-10-22 19:39:13

Ketchikan on 24/7 diesel power for foreseeable future - KRBD

During Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting, City Manager Karl Amylon said that Ketchikan Public Utilities started switching back and forth between hydro and diesel a few weeks ago, but starting Oct. 15th, extremely low lake levels meant switching completely to diesel.


Ketchikan woman charged with bringing in meth - KRBD

According to the complaint filed in court by Ketchikan Police Lt. Andy Berntson, authorities intercepted a parcel that had been mailed to Ketchikan. The parcel was opened on Oct. 15th, after a search warrant was obtained, and police say it contained about 60 grams of methamphetamine.


Saxman water system fails - KRBD

City crews are investigating to find out what happened, and to restore water service as soon as possible. In the meantime, Saxman Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Padron said city employees and volunteers are delivering water to the community’s residents.


Woman dies in fall into water near Ketchikan harbor

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The body of a woman has been recovered from waters off Ketchikan.Alaska State Troopers say 66-year-oldDoretta Dowhittdied Wednesday near Hole-In-The-Wall Harbor, a boat launch about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Ketchikan.A neighbor at 6:30 a.m. spottedDowhittin the water


Previously unknown marine invasive species found in Ketchikan - KRBD

Alaska Sea Grant’s marine advisory agent in Ketchikan, Gary Freitag, was a member of the scientific team.


Fireworks restrictions in front of Ketchikan City Council - KRBD

The ordinance also would restrict fireworks use to those 18 and over, unless a parent is supervising; and would make it illegal for any fireworks or their debris from landing on someone else’s property, without prior permission.


Three Millions Pounds of Frozen Moose

The magnificent creature was fooled by vocal plumbing — similar to its own but much smaller — imitating the groan of a receptive female. The bull moose grunted twice, then strode through spruce trees at the far side of a river. Brushing branches away with its antlers, it emerged, expecting to see a


Ketchikan borough reviewing animal control regulations - KRBD

“We need an animal to make noise for 10 consecutive minutes, which doesn’t sound like much but animals tend to breathe,” she said. “And while most people would argue that a dog is making noise for 10 consecutive minutes, surprisingly they actually do stop. And we also have to prove that there was no


ACLU of Alaska Wins Suit Over Kenai Borough's Discriminatory Invocation Policy

Anchorage, Alaska - The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska (ACLU) announced it has prevailed in their suit against the Kenai Peninsula Borough on behalf of Lance Hunt, Iris Fontana, and Elise Boyer, three Kenai residents who stood up to challenge the Borough Assembly’s unconstitutional restric


Begich discusses campaign viability, 'path forward' - KRBD

Democratic candidate for Alaska Governor Mark Begich told KRBD on Wednesday that, like many Alaskans, he was surprised by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s abrupt resignation and withdrawal from the campaign.


Walker Suspends Re-election Campaign, Endorses Democrat Mark Begich

With more time, he said he was confident that he and the newly appointed Lt. Governor Val Davidson could deliver a message and a campaign that could earn a victory. With only 18 days before the election, Walker said he did believe he could win a three-way race.


Ketchikan woman dies after apparent fall into water - KRBD

Troopers say Doretta Dowhitt appears to have fallen down a steep embankment near her home and into the water. A neighbor found her at approximately 6:30 a.m., ran down the embankment, pulled her from the water, and attempted life-savings measures while calling for help.


Swim team finishes in fifth place at Ketchikan meet

“The scores don’t really work for us very well, because we get outnumbered,” said head coach Andy Carlisle. “We can win every event and still come in fifth, just because all the other places score more points all together.”


New Alaska ferry launches at Ketchikan Shipyard

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The construction of the second of two new Alaska state ferries is nearing completion.The Ketchikan Daily News reports the 280-foot (85-meter) ferry Hubbard was lowered into the water for the first time at the Ketchikan Shipyard last week and checked for possible leakage.The


Byron Mallott resigns as Lieutenant Governor effective immediately

Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska Governor Bill Walker announced this afternoon that Byron Mallott has resigned as Lieutenant Governor effective immediately, and Valerie Nurr'araaluk Davidson has been sworn into the office during a private ceremony in Walker’s Anchorage office.


Salmon initiative isn’t the answer

If Ballot Measure 1 passes, our fisheries, oil, gas, timber, minerals and even tourism would be severely restricted. The state's annual Permanent Fund dividend would be significantly reduced over time. There would be no gas line, further oil development or new mines. Without the jobs and revenue fr


 Alaska Law Goes Into Effect

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Smokefree Alaska law went into effect Monday, October 1, the culmination of decades of efforts to ensure workplaces and public places across the state are free from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. The Alaska Legislature passed Senate Bill 63 last session and Governor