Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Ketchikan library director submits resignation

LibraryExterior3Ketchikan’s Library Director Linda Lyshol is leaving effective June 10th.

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for May 20th. CraigPR052016more

City Council moves ahead with 5% pot tax

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)During Council discussion of the pot tax, there was general agreement on a 5-percent tax – not graduated – with proceeds going into the general fund. The Council directed city management to come back with an ordinance to that effect for the next regular meeting.

Youth fishing events on the Tongass in June

Ketchikan City Park. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District’s annual Kids Fishing Derby at City Park starts at 9 a.m. on June 18th, and lasts until noon.

Two heaters taken from Forest Park property

Troopers StationAlaska State Troopers in Ketchikan are investigating the theft of two electrical heaters taken from a Forest Park building.

Ketchikan Council to consider marijuana tax

National Public Radio image.How and whether to tax retail marijuana within the City of Ketchikan is up for discussion during Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting.

Ketchikan airport security screening back to normal

Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island. (KRBD file photo)A baggage-screening x-ray machine at Ketchikan International Airport has been fixed, and passenger screening is back to normal.

State ME identifies body found last week

Ketchikan Police DepartmentA body found last week in Ketchikan on the tideflats under a fish processing plant has been positively identified as Thomas Booth, who went missing in January.

More wolf sightings in North Tongass area

Alaska Department of Fish and Game image.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game received numerous reports of wolf sightings in Ketchikan’s North End area Tuesday morning.

USFS wants Revilla management input

RainforestAccording to the Forest Service, the goal is to build a program collaboratively with the community. Forest Service specialists already have identified opportunities for stream restoration, habitat enhancement, recreation, road improvement and timber harvest.