Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Ketchikan hospital announces 1st baby of ’17

Jocko Reyes Scudero  is the first Ketchikan baby of 2017. (PeaceHealth photo)PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center announced Monday that the first baby of 2017 was born Friday, Jan. 6th.

Local women’s shelter has new executive director

MoranThe Women in Safe Homes board has hired Agnes Moran to lead the local emergency women's shelter.

Tangled humpback whale rescued off POW

A tangled humpback whale was rescued by a group of Ketchikan good Samaritans this week. (Photo by Oscar Hopps)A group of local good Samaritans banded together this week to help a humpback whale that had become tangled in a barge anchor cable off Prince of Wales Island.

Council hears DOT plan for downtown streets

The Alaska Department of Transportation's proposed plan for Front Street. Click for a larger view.The Ketchikan City Council heard a presentation Thursday about the Alaska Department of Transportation’s plans to update Front, Mill and Stedman streets. The Council also voted to accept a settlement for damages to Berth 3 from last summer's accident involving a cruise ship.

KPU Electric turns on diesel generators

(KRBD file photo)Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric Division started supplementing the community’s hydroelectric power with more-expensive diesel about a week ago.

Medical cannabis goes to the dogs

Dr. Cornelia Wagner shows several hemp-based supplements for pets stocked by the Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic. (NNN photo by Tom Banse)If pot helps some humans feel better, how about people's best friends? Pacific Northwest veterinarians are being asked about treating pets with cannabis.

Council to consider DOT plans for downtown

The Alaska Department of Transportation's proposed plan for Front Street. Click for a larger view.The Ketchikan City Council will talk Thursday about the Alaska Department of Transportation’s proposed redesign of Front, Mill and Stedman streets, which make up the primary corridor running through Ketchikan’s downtown.

Assembly divided on ‘divided loyalty’ proposal

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Assembly in a split vote removed a proposed rule that called for elected officials to declare instances where their loyalty may be divided.

Longtime pediatrician David Johnson retires

Retiring Doctor David Johnson and his wife, Jenny, are seen at the PeaceHealth Ketchikan holiday party. (PeaceHealth photo)According to a PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center announcement, Johnson came to Ketchikan in 1970 as an officer with the U.S. Public Health Service, and was assigned to the Indian Health Clinic.

Assembly to consider more conflicts of interest

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has rescheduled its regular meeting from Monday to Tuesday, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.