Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Team MAD Dog wins R2AK

Randy Miller, Ian Andrewes and Colin Dunphy of Team MAD Dog stand with Race to Alaska co-founer Jake Beattie. The team won this year's 750-mile engineless boat race. (Photo by Deb Turnbull)The $10,000 top prize for the second annual Race to Alaska has been claimed by Team MAD Dog Racing.

TLMP amendment draft decision announced

A Tongass National Forest clearcut is shown in this 2014 aerial view. A new court decision limits logging on roadless areas of the forest. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The U.S. Forest Service moved forward Thursday with plans to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest within 16 years.

Woman killed in single-vehicle rollover

birdA 43-year-old Ketchikan woman died last night when the car she was driving rolled near Mile 5 South Tongass.

Ketchikan, POW businesses finalists in P2P

birdTwo Ketchikan businesses and three on Prince of Wales Island are among the 12 finalists in this year’s Path to Prosperity competition for small businesses.

Fourth of July events

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin's The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July.

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin’s The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July. (KRBD file photo)

Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Director Julie Isom and Ketchikan Downtown Steering Committee chair Susan Peters give a … more

R2AK update

Al Hughes, Matt Steverson and Graeme Esarey take first-place in the Race To Alaska. The crew crossed the finish line in Ketchikan, Alaska at 12:55pm on Friday, June 12, 2015. (KRBD File Photo)

Last year’s winners: Al Hughes, Matt Steverson and Graeme Esarey. (KRBD File Photo)

Jake Beattie, co-founder of the Race to Alaska, gives an update on the second annual 750-mile boat race from Port Townsend, Wash., to Ketchikan. The first-place team … more

Ketchikan Berth 3 initial repairs completed

The repair barge for Turnagain Marine Construction is seen at Ketchikan's Berth 3, damaged when the cruise ship Infinity hit the dock on June 3rd. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A berth damaged on June 3 when the cruise ship Infinity slammed into Ketchikan’s downtown dock has been repaired and can take ships again starting Wednesday.

Ketchikan hospital celebrates new expansion

The new surgery suite recovery area at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan’s community hospital just grew by about 70,000 square feet. The city-owned hospital, which is operated by PeaceHealth, celebrated the completion of a major addition this weekend with a barbecue and tours of the new space.

Vocal Sealaska critic elected to the board

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)Shareholders chose Michael Beasley, also known as Mick, as one of four winning candidates, according to results announced at Sealaska’s annual meeting Saturday in Ketchikan.

Senate committee talks about Tongass transition

(USDA photo)The plan to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest was discussed during a Senate Energy Committee hearing Thursday morning in Washington, D.C.