Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Hospital officials: Addition will improve care

HospitalHospital officials hope that the building’s new multi-million-dollar addition will help them attract good employees and keep them. And keeping those employees makes a difference to the service provided.

Alaska delegation works to delay Tongass change

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young are working on separate bills to block a change in management of the Tongass National Forest.

Warm, wet weather leads to excess hydropower

birdThe organization that sells hydro-electric power to Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg finds itself in an unusual situation this year – plenty of electricity to sell and a decreasing demand from customers.

City Council to discuss repairs to damaged dock

The cruise ship Infinity hit Ketchikan's Berth 3 dock June 3rd. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday will discuss plans to fix the city’s Berth 3, which was severely damaged on June 3rd when the cruise ship Infinity hit the downtown dock.

Three charged with felony drug possession

birdThree Ketchikan men were arrested Monday after local law enforcement allegedly found them in possession of an estimated $100,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Metlakatla artist takes top prize at SHI art show

David R. Boxley's painted drum, titled "Txaamsem." (SHI photo)David R. Boxley won Best of Show and Best of Formline for his painting on a deer-hide drum. Other Metlakatla and Ketchikan artists, adult and youth, won prizes in Sealaska Heritage Institute's juried art show.

Local UAS students make honors lists

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus has announced which students earned spots on the UAS Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the spring 2016 semester.

Swan Lake dam project starts this month

birdA multi-million dollar project to increase hydro-electric lake storage for three Southeast Alaska communities is under way this month. Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board members heard this month that the start of the project was threatened by high lake levels this spring.

R2AK’s Team Ketchikan ready to race

Team Soggy Beavers was one of the 15 teams to finish last year's Race to Alaska. (KRBS file photo)A Ketchikan team will compete in this year's Race to Alaska. The 750-mile event for human and wind-powered watercraft starts in Port Townsend, Wash., and ends in Ketchikan.

Collision injures two POW drivers

birdTwo drivers were injured and flown to Seattle for treatment following an accident Saturday on Salt Road on Prince of Wales Island.