Deanna Garrison, KRBD - Ketchikan
The search continues on the northern part of Prince of Wales Island for Makayla McRoberts, 13, of Port Protection. She has been missing since Sunday when she took off on a hike from the end of the road. McRoberts is new to Alaska, and unfamiliar with Southeast conditions. An air and ground search went through the day Monday, including search dogs.
A senior official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is touring Southeast Alaska this week. KRBD’s Deanna Garrison sat down with the Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment during his visit to Ketchikan on Monday.
A pilot and one passenger survived a float plane crash Tuesday near the Niblack Mine on Prince of Wales Island. Authorities say the two survivors were the only occupants on the plane when it went down.
The state Health department is reporting a winter case of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in the Ketchikan area. Spokesman Greg Wilkinson says a man reported symptoms of numbness after consuming about a dozen butter clams gathered at Refuge Cove State Park last weekend.
A waterfront commercial property in Ketchikan has new owners with a new vision for the site. A local company purchased the borough owned property that was an old pulp mill at Ward Cove for 2.1 million dollars.
Congressman Don Young lashed out at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service during a hearing last week on legislation that would loosen restrictions on the sale of sea otter pelts in parts of Alaska. Young is hoping the bill will stem the growth of sea otters in Southeast and Southcentral.
District One Republicans say they will likely drop their recall effort against Ketchikan Representative Kyle Johansen.
The Alaska Division of Elections has rejected a recall application for Ketchikan Rep. Kyle Johansen. District One Republicans, who launched the recall effort in May, plan to meet to decide whether to appeal.
A Canadian mining company is hoping to launch a major gold mine near the headwaters of a tributary of the Unuk River, which flows into Behm Canal near Ketchikan. Toronto-based Seabridge Gold says the KSM deposit is one of the largest in the world, second only to the proposed Pebble Mine in Western Alaska.
The Inter-Island Ferry Authority was barely staying afloat when it made a decision to dramatically cut back its service. That’s according to IFA General Manager Bruce Jones, who discussed the IFA’s financial difficulties during Tuesday’s session of the Southeast Conference annual meeting.
The U.S. Court of Appeals is ordering the Forest Service to revisit its decision to offer four timber sales on the Tongass National Forest.
The U.S. Forest Service has been told by a federal appeals court that it hasn't done enough study to justify four timber sales in the Tongass National Forest. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that their analysis must better analyze deer habitat and assure a habitat for the wolves that prey on those deer.
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