Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Volleyball players, coaches raise concerns

Ketchikan High SchoolRepresentatives of Ketchikan High School’s volleyball team came to the Ketchikan School Board Wednesday with a long list of complaints, including gender bias, alleged violations of Title IX, and objectification of the athletes involved in volleyball.

Vandals hit senior, ADA transit vehicles

birdVandals caused upwards of $1,400 worth of damage earlier this week to vehicles that are dedicated to transporting Ketchikan seniors and people with disabilities.

Boro Assembly candidates discuss current issues

KRBD file photoCandidates for Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly joined KRBD’s Leila Kheiry for a live on-air forum on Tuesday. Here is a summary from that event.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly forum

Borough SealKRBD hosted a live, on-air candidate forum Tuesday night featuring residents running for two open seats on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. If you missed the forum, or would like to hear it again, here is a recording of that live event.

2nd preschool teacher needed at Point Higgins

Point Higgins Elementary School. (KRBD file photo)Point Higgins Elementary School, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has more preschoolers than anticipated and needs another teacher.

Forum focuses on issue of opioid addiction

Panelists at the Sept. 20 drug forum at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center  included law enforcement, health professionals and a recovering addict. (Photo by Deb Turnbull)Last week, Ketchikan residents gathered at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center auditorium to watch an hour-long video called “Chasing the Dragon.” It’s an FBI-produced film about opioid abuse. After the film the audience and a panel of experts talked for two more hours about the problem of drug abuse, and what individuals in the community can do to help.

Ketchikan voters to decide tobacco, schools taxes

tobacco smokeVoters throughout the Ketchikan Gateway Borough not only will choose Borough Assembly and School Board members next week, they also will decide two tax issues.

Lost hunters found safe on Gravina Island

birdTwo Ketchikan men who became lost Saturday afternoon while hunting on Gravina Island were found and safely returned home.

School Board hopefuls now include a write-in

Point Higgins Elementary School. (KRBD file photo)Three Ketchikan School Board candidates will be on the Oct. 4th ballot, and a fourth is running as a write-in candidate. Kim Hodne, Trevor Shaw, Conan Steele, and Kevin Johnson joined KRBD’s Leila Kheiry this week for a live call-in candidate forum. Here’s a summary of the event.

Grand Jury indicts three

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.A Ketchikan Grand Jury handed down indictments Thursday against three Ketchikan men. One faces a rape charge and the other two face felony drug charges.