Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Logging emails: ‘Helpful’ or just informational?

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)Deer Mountain was the topic of a series of borough emails this week, with some claiming the Ketchikan Gateway Borough manager had been too helpful toward the Alaska Mental Health Trust.

Local internet users may notice effects of DoS hit

KRBD file photoBoth "denial of service" attacks focused on East Coast servers, but Ketchikan Public Utilities Sales and Marketing Division Manager Kim Simpson says some local internet users may have noticed that certain popular sites were inaccessible.

Assembly to eye changing by-mail charter election

Borough SealThe borough’s planned mail-in charter commission election will be an in-person election, after all, if a resolution to that effect is approved by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly during a special meeting Monday.

Craig Parks and Recreation


Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for October 21st.














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Council moves forward with buy-local policy

CityofKetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council met for not quite half an hour Thursday, finishing its regular meeting in what might be record time.

Two HD36 candidates square off in debate

House District 36 Map - 300xRepublican Bob Sivertsen and incumbent Dan Ortiz, who is not affiliated with a party, both focused on who would be most effective in the Legislature, because as far as policy goes, there’s not much difference between the two.

Pickup truck drives into Rose’s Caboose

birdA pickup truck drove into the side of Rose’s Caboose early Wednesday afternoon, damaging the restaurant building and injuring the driver and one person inside the building.

Council to discuss local purchase preference

CityofKetchikanA motion to move forward with a local-purchase-preference policy for the City of Ketchikan is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

Assembly OKs charter election brochure

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday evening in favor of a voter information brochure, in case there is a charter commission election in December; discussed selective logging in the Blank Inlet area; and talked about the search for a new borough manager.

Joe Miller brings Senate campaign to Ketchikan

Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Miller meets supporters during a campaign trip to Ketchikan. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Prompting a feeling of deja-vu, Joe Miller is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Lisa Murkowski. This time, though, Murkowski won her primary and has the Republican Party backing, and Miller is running as the Libertarian Party candidate.