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Ketchikan woman dies of injuries suffered in vehicle crash

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - A Ketchikan woman died in a one-car crash along the North Tongass Highway. Alaska State Troopers say 26-year-old Michelle Verney was in a vehicle that struck a guardrail and a tree late Sunday afternoon near the highway's intersection with Pond Reef Road. Emergency medical r


Ketchikan overnight warming center set to close for the season

Posted by Leila Kheiry | Mar 21, 2018 First City Homeless Services has been operating its overnight warming shelter since October, and is getting ready to close that service for the season. Evelyn Erbele told the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly earlier this week that since October, the night shel

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Ketchikan's Spring Clean-Up set for April 21-28

Posted by Leila Kheiry | Mar 20, 2018 The City of Ketchikan's annual Spring Clean-Up week has been set for April 21st through April 28th. During that week, the city will provide residential curbside pickup in city limits of larger quantities than usually picked up. That is limited to the equivalent


Assembly postpones action on proposed Ketchikan Motorplex

Posted by Leila Kheiry | Mar 19, 2018 A proposed Motorplex recreational development will come back to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly in about a month. The assembly postponed voting on a 10-year lease agreement with Thunder Mountain Raceway Park, Inc., a local nonprofit organized by Lee Brock


Council tentatively moves forward with raising sales tax cap

Posted by Leila Kheiry | Mar 15, 2018 The Ketchikan City Council took a tentative step Thursday toward raising the single-item sales tax cap, which has remained at $1,000 for 40 years. The item was put on the agenda by Council Member Mark Flora, who also is a member of the city and borough Cooperati


Assembly to talk budget, tax cap, FEMA resolution

A FEMA official talks to Ketchikan residents during a January public information meeting about new flood zone mapping. The new maps will include more properties than previously in areas considered at risk for flooding. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry) A budget work session is planned during Monday'


Gold Medal: The basketball tournament where everybody knows your name

The distinctive sounds of Gold Medal basketball filled the Juneau-Douglas High School gym on Monday. The pounding of children's shoes on the court as they run by, parading flags in support of their villages. The clatter of bodies as players dive for a loose ball. The cries of "Hoonah!" or "Kake!" Th


Former state ferry, in service for 50 years, leaves Alaska

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - A former state ferry has departed from Alaska after serving in the Alaska Marine Highway System since 1963. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Taku left Ward Cove in southeast Alaska Tuesday morning and is headed for Singapore. The Alaska Department of Transportation trans


Ketchikan School Board to discuss safety

Posted by Leila Kheiry | Mar 13, 2018 The Ketchikan School Board will hear from local law enforcement Wednesday on improving district safety plans. According to the agenda, Alaska State Troopers Lt. John Brown and Ketchikan Police Department Chief Joe White will speak during public comment. They bot


Coast Guard, Navy collaborate on preparing for mines, security threats in Southeast Alaska

Across Alaska this week, more than 1,500 U.S. troops are testing their ability to operate in cold conditions. Some of them are in Juneau, preparing for the possibility of explosives on the sea. More than two dozen U.S. Navy and Coast Guard representatives met Tuesday and began their week by touring


WISH honors six Ketchikan Women of Distinction

This year's WISH Women of Distinction are Clare Bennett, Renee Schofield, Caitlin Andrews, Linda Gilson and Holly Churchill. (WISH Photo by Shawna Shotwell - Shotwell Photography) A packed audience celebrated six Ketchikan women on Saturday during the Women of Distinction luncheon, hosted by Women i