Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

To pay or not to pay?

The question of premium pay when assistant managers fill in for absent managers will come before the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

Ketchikan residents testify on budget proposals

Ketchikan residents crowd into the local Legislative Information Office for Tuesday's House Finance Committee hearing on proposed budget cuts. (Photo by Marc Osborne)Alaska’s House Finance Committee heard public testimony Tuesday on proposed budget cuts, and got an earful from Alaskans calling in from all over the state, including 15 from Ketchikan.

SEAPA makes case for Swan Lake expansion

A power agency in southern Southeast is floating plans to finance a project to increase its hydro storage capacity by selling bonds.

Assembly OKs Marijuana Advisory Committee

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed Monday to form a seven-member Marijuana Advisory Committee to deal with issues that come up related to the recent legalization of marijuana in Alaska.

Welfare check leads to felony drug charges

A 22-year-old Ketchikan woman faces multiple felony drug charges after police responded Sunday to a call from a local hotel reporting a woman who was having trouble breathing.

New extended-stay hotel coming to Ketchikan

My Place HotelA new hotel chain is coming to Ketchikan, with construction expected to start – and finish – this year. And it’s not just Alaska’s First City; the franchise is expanding into Anchorage and Fairbanks, as well.

Judge Carey denies stay in education funding lawsuit

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.A superior court ruling that invalidates the State of Alaska’s longheld practice of requiring municipal governments to contribute a specific amount toward public education remains in place for now.

Marijuana committee formation moves forward

National Public Radio image.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough-City of Ketchikan Joint Cooperative Relations Committee agreed Friday to recommend forming an ad hoc advisory committee to come up with policy recommendations related to marijuana legalization.

Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, visited Alaska in June of 2013 on the cruise ship Silver Shadow. While he was in Ketchikan, KRBD caught up with him in time to ask for his thoughts on the 49th state.

Coast Guard Beach trail license needs renewal

Coast Guard Beach is accessed by an approximately 1-mile trail leading from the Point Higgins School parking lot.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, and among the agenda items is a resolution authorizing borough management to sign a five-year license with Alaska Mental Health Land Trust for continued public use of the Coast Guard Beach Trail.