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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


Petersburg couple charged with felonies in meth case

Carlos Sandoval, age 53 and Helen Olson, age 49.Two Petersburg residents are being charged for allegedly possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute the drug. At hearing Wednesday afternoon, 53-year-old Carlos Sandoval and 49-year-old Helen Olson were charged with Misconduct Involving a

KFSK.ORG - 2018-03-22 01:20:16

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


Petersburg police report suspected meth site

Posted by Joe Viechnicki | Mar 19, 2018 Petersburg police say they have found items used to make and distribute methamphetamine at a residence on Cornelius Road. A press release from the department says officers served multiple search warrants Thursday and Friday, March 15 and 16 at the home on Corn


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

KRBD.ORG - 2018-03-21 18:06:55

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

KRBD.ORG - 2018-03-20 18:53:04

Charges likely to come after police seize items consistent with methamphetamine manufacturing

March 15, 2018 Police this week seized items from a residence in Petersburg that are consistent with the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine, according to a release from the department. On Thursday and Friday, Petersburg officers served multiple search warrants at a residence on Corneli


Wrangell assembly approves new $9 million water plant

The City of Wrangell declared a red alert water watch in March of 2018. (KSTK) The Wrangell assembly approved a new $9 million water treatment plant last week. The current plant hasn't met the town's needs for several years. After a lot of talking about installing a new plant, the assembly unanimou


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


New tech, facility on tap in year ahead for northern Southeast's hatcheries

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association has a few things on tap for 2018. The private nonprofit, which operates hatcheries from Petersburg to Haines, is reopening a hatchery near Kake and working on science which could help them understand how to more efficiently raise Chinook, NSRAA Gen


3 Naukati men charged in fishing violation; Petersburg man cited, fishing too many lines

On March 7, Alaska Wildlife Troopers from Klawock, Petersburg, and Wrangell concluded an investigation which began in December 2017, according to a news release from Alaska State Troopers. Investigation determined Jonathan McGraw Jr., 43, from Naukati; Keith Wagner, 52, from Naukatil and Curtis Loop


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


Wrangell goes code red as water shortage worsens

WRANGELL - City Hall jumped a notch on its alert level Tuesday, declaring a Stage III water shortage watch. The third stage is the most severe in Wrangell's water shortage management plan, adopted last year by the Borough Assembly. The city was previously on a Stage I alert due to dwindling supplies


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


Wrangell tribal elections held this week

The Wrangell Cultural Center is also known as the carving shed. The center serves as a place for recreating totem poles and for teaching Native arts. The Wrangell Cooperative Association will hold its tribal council elections this Thursday, March 15. KSTK's June Leffler spoke with some of the candid


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


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


Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 03-13-2018

Posted by kstkadmin | Mar 14, 2018 1. CALL TO ORDER a. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE led by Assembly Member David Powell b. INVOCATION to be given by Don McConachie c. CEREMONIAL MATTERS - Community Presentations, Proclamations, Awards, Certificates of Service, Guest Introductions. i. Proclamation - Nati


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'