SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska



Paintball Field is NOT a Target Shooting Range
By Bobbie McCreary


May 28, 2006

Thank you to the community for the warm welcome we received for the Grand Opening of the Ketchikan Hot Shots Paintball League field on Revilla Road...and thank you to all of those who have stopped using the field area as a target shooting range. Unfortunately I found two broken bottles and two oil drums shot up yesterday. This creates a hazard for people who use the field for paintball games so we hope in the future the shooting enthusiasts will make use of the Gun Club that is available to them at no charge. PLEASE PASS THE WORD.

MEMBERSHIP: Meetings each Wednesday at 6PM at 640 Park Avenue (across from American Legion, park in space 4,5,6 or at the Library)...please come and assist the young leaders of this program determine the future of the League. All ages welcome to membership. Play is open to ages 12 and up. Annual membership is $80, $200 per family; or monthly $10, $25 per family; includes field access, expert reffing, free use of markers, masks and tanks and discounts on air and paintballs, T-shirts, etc.

JUNE FIELD OPEN DATES: For the month of June the field will be open 1 day per weekend as the League builds up its volunteer force and trains personnel for managing the program; Sunday June 4th; Saturday June 10; Sunday June 18; Saturday June 24. NEXT TOURNAMENT EARLY JULY--watch for date to be announced.

SEEKING STORAGE SITE: In vicinity of Ward Cove area, location to store field netting and air compressor with 3 phase electrical hook-up (Used for filling scuba tanks that supply air to markers.)

LOST AND FOUND: Several articles of clothing, including a Carhartt jacket, other clothes, miscellaneous items left at the Grand Opening. Will be stored at 640 Park Avenue. Call 247-8080 to inquire.

SUPPORT THE HOTS SHOTS, Come to Wednesday Meetings.

Bobbie McCreary
Ketchikan, AK

About: Founding Board Member of Ketchikan Youth Initiatives who is the sponsor of the Ketchikan Hot Shots Paitnball League

Related Story:

Ketchikan Hot Shots League Officially Open For Battles On New Field - "The Grand Opening of Ketchikan Hot Shots Paintball League paintball field was an outstanding success!," said Ty Rettke, President of the Ketchikan Hot Shots Paintball League and Ketchikan Youth Initiatives. - More...
Thursday - May 25, 2006

Dream Of Establishing Paintball Club Comes True By Marie L. Monyak - At 19 years of age, local resident Ty Rettke had a dream to share something he was passionate about with other teenagers and young adults in the Ketchikan area. He had no lofty goals of finding a cure for cancer or establishing world peace, it was something much simpler and easily attainable, or so he thought. He wanted to share his love of paintballing and begin a club. - More...
May 04, 2006



Note: Comments published on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.


Write a Letter -------Read Letters

E-mail the Editor

Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska