Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Mental Health committee to vote on reconsideration

Deer Mountain (KRBD file photo)The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s resource management committee meets Wednesday starting at 1 p.m., and will vote on whether to recommend reconsideration of the Trust Board’s decision to start the process of logging parts of Deer Mountain and a parcel in Petersburg.

Charter election to be in-person after all

Borough SealDuring a four-minute special meeting Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted unanimously to change the by-mail special Charter Commission election to an in-person election.

Constitution Party’s Ken Shaw runs for HD36

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Three people are running for the House District 36 seat. We had earlier reports on incumbent Dan Ortiz and his Republican challenger Bob Sivertsen. And on Friday, KRBD’s Leila Kheiry sat down with Constitution Party candidate Ken Shaw.

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Applicants file for Council, School Board seats

birdFive people filed for a vacancy on the Ketchikan City Council; four want to fill an empty Ketchikan School Board seat.

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.

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.