Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Drug task force boards ferry, arrests suspect

A drug dog sniffed out alleged cocaine and methamphetamine on Monday, leading to an arrest on board the state ferry Kennecott. more

Assembly doesn’t like tidelands lease options

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly had a long discussion about tidelands leases on Monday, and eventually gave direction to the borough Planning Department to come up with a new method of reviewing and adjusting those leases. more

News internship open

KRBD-FM in Ketchikan, Alaska, is offering a 10-week summertime news intern position, starting in late June or early July. more

‘Niche’ budgets on the way for USFS recreation

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Congress has cut the U.S. Forest Service budget for recreation nearly in half over the past five years. In response, Tongass National Forest officials have come up with a new way to allocate funds: Niches. If it’s in the niche, it’s funded. If it’s not in the niche? Well… more

Council OKs $100K more for water consultant

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Following a somewhat heated public hearing on the issue Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council unanimously approved a budget amendment to provide an extra $100,000 for the city’s contract with engineering consultants CH2MHill. more

Assembly to discuss repairs to pool roof

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets on Monday, and in addition to a presentation from city officials about the switch to chloramine water disinfection, the Assembly will talk about repairs to the roof over the borough’s new pool. more

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for April 18th.  (Correction:  The 7:00 am Easter Sunrise service location is at the Klawock ball park). CraigPR041814more

Comment period opens for cruise waste permits

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Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Water Director Michelle Hale stopped in Ketchikan on Wednesday to talk about new cruise ship wastewater discharge permits. more

Carnival Miracle cancels 15 Ketchikan port calls

Citing mechanical issues that affect the Carnival Miracle’s maximum cruising speed, Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled 15 of that ship’s port calls in Ketchikan this summer. more

Council to consider $100K more for CH2MHill

Ketchikan is seen from the water on a beautiful sunny day.

According to Water Division Manager John Kleinegger, public opposition earlier this year to the city’s switch to chloramine water disinfection led to the city using CH2MHill’s services more than anticipated. more