Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Grand Jury indicts three

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.A Ketchikan Grand Jury handed down indictments Thursday against three Ketchikan men. One faces a rape charge and the other two face felony drug charges.

School Board forum


KRBD hosted a Ketchikan School Board candidates forum on Wednesday. If you missed it, or would like to listen again, here is a recording of the live one-hour program.

Chamber forum features City Council candidates

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.Questions and answers progressed quickly during the one-hour lunchtime candidate forum featuring incumbent City Council members Julie Isom and Judy Zenge, and challenger Spencer Strassburg.

Applicants needed for School Board vacancy

birdThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board is seeking applicants from eligible residents interested in filling a vacancy on the board.

Hospital long-term care recognized for quality

HospitalKetchikan’s New Horizons Long Term Care unit at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center was awarded the Recognition of Quality Achievement during the recent Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association annual meeting.

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for September 23rd.










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Motorcycle reported stolen from North Tongass home

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)The vehicle owner says the 1975 Yamaha motorcycle was last seen in October of 2015, after it had been dropped off at a North Tongass residence for repairs.

Landis running unopposed for borough mayor job

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks during a recent Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis is running unopposed for re-election. He joined candidates for Borough Assembly during last week’s Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, answering questions submitted by audience members.

Assembly starts home-rule charter process

Borough SealDespite reservations from some Assembly members, a resolution calling for the formation of a home-rule charter committee was approved Monday by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Kayaker completes ‘Paddle to Battle Myeloma’

John Taussig kayaked to Ketchikan from Bellingham, Wash., to raise awareness and funds for multiple myeloma. (Photo by Leila Kheiry.A California man rowed his converted kayak up the Inside Passage from Bellingham, Wash., to Ketchikan, raising awareness and funds for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood that affects his family in a deeply personal way.