Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Local Rotary group helps vaccinate in India

Block printing on fabric was one of the cottage industries in India that a local Rotary group visited. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A group of Ketchikan Rotary members traveled to India in February to help administer polio vaccines, and to see the sights that country has to offer.

Walker signs bill to help Southeast timber mills

Gov. Bill Walker signs SB32 into law at Viking Lumber in Klawock, on Prince of Wales Island. (Photo courtesy Jan Trojan)Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he said will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for July 22nd.

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City Council hears update on Verizon rollout

Customers sign up for Verizon wireless plans at KPU following a quick grand-opening ceremony Wednesday morning. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)KPU Telecom Manager Ed Cushing told the Council that the Ketchikan store last week outsold all the other Verizon Alaska stores combined.

Metlakatla resident to represent Alaska at DNC

Gavin Hudson stands with a Bernie Sanders cardboard cutout during the Alaska Democratic Convention earlier this year. Hudson is headed to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. (Photo courtesy Gavin Hudson)A Metlakatla resident is heading to the City of Brotherly Love next week as an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

O’Brien resigning from Ketchikan School Board

Ketchikan School Board President Michelle O'Brien is resigning from the board, effective Oct. 12. (KRBD file photo)O’Brien has served as a Ketchikan School Board member for seven years, and has been Board president for the past two.

Young makes campaign stop in Ketchikan

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Don Young revisited some of his favorite issues: Federal regulations; resource management; and the need to return to an economy based on production. The state’s only representative in the U.S. House also touched on the presidential race, and his own bid for re-election.

Council to hear Berth 3 repair update

The cruise ship Infinity hit Ketchikan's Berth 3 dock June 3rd. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)The Ketchikan City Council will hear an update Thursday on repairs to the downtown cruise ship dock’s Berth 3, which was damaged on June 3rd when the cruise ship Infinity slammed into the dock.

P2P finalist hooking into traceable-fish market

Dianna Garfield Robinson on board the FV Seabright at Refuge Cove Marina. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Seabright Seafoods is a true small business. It’s a direct-sales operation run by owners Dianna Garfield Robinson and Brent Robinson. They recently were chosen as finalists for Path to Prosperity, a Southeast Alaska small-business competition.

Ketchikan’s Shaw attends GOP convention

ShawCroppedShaw is one of 28 Alaska delegates at the convention, and at age 21 is the youngest.