Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Assembly to consider schools, borough budgets

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider first readings of the school district budget and the borough budget during its regular meeting on Monday.

1st large ship kicks off Ketchikan cruise season

First Cruise Ship 2015 4In its inaugural visit to Alaska’s First City, the Ruby Princess brought more than 3,000 passengers and about 1,200 crew members.

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for May 1st. CraigPR050115

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UAS to honor grads and local band director

UAS2The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus will celebrate this year’s graduating students during a ceremony Saturday afternoon. In addition, Roy McPherson will receive a Meritorious Service Award.

Food preservation workshops set for POW

Creative Commons image of canned pickle relish.Food preservation is an important skill in rural Alaska, especially. A series of free workshops is planned for Prince of Wales Island residents Saturday through May 7, along with an opportunity to test pressure canner gauges.

Local Secure Rural School amount announced

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough redistricting plan for Southeast does not specify how Juneau's two districts will be split up.A list of eligible boroughs and communities shows that Ketchikan will receive $1,059,007.48. But, the actual number likely will be closer to $900,000.

Alaska senator continues pushback on Hyder issue

Hyder signAlaska’s senior senator sent another letter this week to Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, stressing the importance of keeping the border open 24 hours a day between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia.

Fast-moving storm hits hard on its way north

A tree fell onto a house in Saxman, on Killer Whale Avenue.A big storm blew through southern Southeast on Tuesday, toppling trees and leading to extensive power outages.

Pot committee concerned about concentrates

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin) Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard described the process used to make concentrates, and the potential safety and health concerns.

Craig Library wins national medal for service

421In late February, the library learned it was among 30 finalists for the honor, and this week, the Craig Library was told it was among the 10 libraries and museums nationwide chosen to receive the medal.