Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Council agrees to add fire station to next agenda

CityofKetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council raced through its action agenda Thursday in less than 15 minutes in anticipation of three executive sessions to talk about labor negotiations.

Man pleads not guilty to fatal stabbing

0903151431 (1)The man accused of a fatal stabbing in Ketchikan on August 10th plead not guilty today in Ketchikan Superior Court.

Craig shop helps make music from fallen trees

Materials for musical instruments have some unique qualities, especially wood instruments.

City candidates kick off election forum season

Janalee Gage and Lew Williams III talk before Wednesday's Chamber forum.

Janalee Gage and Lew Williams III talk before Wednesday’s Chamber forum.

Candidates running for City of Ketchikan elected office participated in a forum Wednesday, hosted by the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. With nine people running, and only one hour … more

POW offers first all-young-growth timber sale

IMG_1855Prince of Wales is managing its first completely young-growth timber sale as part of a larger initiative to switch from old-growth to young-growth lumber. Meant to ease tensions with environmentalists and the public, it's proving more complex than it seems.

Council agenda: Contract negotiations, old fire hall

fire hallThree executive sessions are on the Ketchikan City Council's agenda for Thursday, along with a letter from the Arts Council asking the city to offer the old fire hall for sale, to see whether there's any real interest.

Tongass traffic slowed after water main break

WaterMain2A water main break at the intersection of Washington Street and Tongass Avenue slowed traffic this morning as City of Ketchikan crews worked to repair the pipe.

Hydro challenges: Permitting, money, terrain

Artist rendering of the Susitna-Watana project. (Alaska Energy Authority image)The Alaska Power Association met last week in Ketchikan, and among the topics covered was hydroelectric power projects in the state.

Heavy rain washes out Sandy Beach Road

Sandy Beach Road damage. (USDA Forest Service photos)Three days of rainfall drenched parts of Prince of Wales Island over the weekend, resulting in the closure of Sandy Beach Road to Coffman Cove.

Rep. Ortiz encouraged by BC mines minister visit

ortizHouse District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz gives an update on current activities, including transboundary mines talks, the Medicaid expansion lawsuit and the upcoming session's most pressing topic: The budget.