Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Local man charged with child sexual assault

A 20-year-old Ketchikan man faces three felony charges for allegedly engaging in sex with an elementary-age girl.

Boro looks at changes to recreation, sewage fees

The borough-run Gateway Recreation Center. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider two measures on Monday that call for adjusting fees for recreation facilities and for wastewater.

Elders cleaning up after storm blows roof off

Roofing material is seen in the yard in front of Frank and Marge James' rented home off North Tongass Highway. The roof blew off in the storm earlier this week. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Two Ketchikan elders are cleaning up and looking for a new place to live after the roof of their rented home was blown off during a big storm earlier this week.

Two charged with theft from local senior

A 69-year-old Ketchikan man and a 62-year old Ketchikan woman have been charged with theft for allegedly stealing from a local senior.

Kreiss-Tomkins’ fiscal survey link corrected

Alaskans in House District 35 were sent a survey by their House representative, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, regarding options to help resolve the state’s budget deficit. But, according to Kreiss-Tomkins’ office, the survey information included an incorrect link.

Storm blows through SE, taking out trees, power

KPU Electric Division crews work on power lines Tuesday morning on Sunset Drive.A big storm blew through Ketchikan Monday and early Tuesday, taking down trees in some areas and cutting the community’s power link to the Swan Lake hydroelectric dam.

City prepares 2016 cruise season calendar

A cruise ship is docked at Ketchikan's downtown Berth 2. About 1 million cruise passengers visited Southeast in 2015. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The first ship of the season will be the Crystal Serenity, arriving May 1. That ship carries a little more than 1,000 passengers. Daily visits and multi-ship days start on May 8th. After that, there are no scheduled ship-free days until Sept. 10.

Troopers seek information about weekend theft

Troopers StationAlaska State Troopers are asking the public to help solve a theft at a North End business.

Council delays vote on service rate increases

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.The delay will allow a full Council to consider the proposed wastewater, water, electric and garbage rate hikes. Two Council members were absent Thursday.

No retail marijuana ban for City of Ketchikan

Council Members Julie Isom and Bob Sivertsen are seen during Thursday's discussion of a proposed temporary ban on retail marijuana. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Following about an hour of public comment from a packed Council chambers, the Ketchikan City Council voted 3-2 Thursday to reject an ordinance that would have temporarily banned retail marijuana in city limits.