Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Murkowski talks mining, oil taxes, Begich ads

MurkowskiSen. Lisa Murkowski visited Ketchikan on Friday, part of her summer recess tour around the state.

Plute, Kiffer, Painter file for local office

Competition for Ketchikan City Council seats heated up last week as two more candidates filed for election, and a seasoned assembly member puts in his name for a fourth term.

Sunday’s Klawock boil-water notice canceled

Heavy rain over the weekend led to a boil-water notice on Sunday for residents of Klawock. The Prince of Wales Island community was able to get its water disinfection back to acceptable levels, though, and the notice was canceled Monday morning.

Police shoot, kill problem bear in Carlanna area

Ketchikan Police shot and killed a black bear at the 200 block of Carlanna Lake Road Friday morning.

City to talk with PAC about access, parking

The recently painted Ketchikan Performing Arts Center building on Main Street. (Used with permission from PAC.)Following about an hour of public comment on the topic Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council directed management to talk with various interested parties to find a solution to the Performing Arts Center’s desire for a fully accessible entrance.

Priority list, bond props on City Council agenda

The Ketchikan City Council meets in regular session Thursday, and will talk about the city’s community priority list, which is sent to elected officials in Juneau for state funding consideration.

HD36 Republican candidates address issues

District-36-MapThe three House District 36 Republicans are philosophically very similar. We asked what makes them unique.

Lewis Armey files for borough mayor seat

Ketchikan resident Lewis Armey Jr. filed Wednesday to run for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor position currently held by Dave Kiffer.

No evidence in reported Kasaan shooting

A reported shooting early Wednesday morning in Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island apparently didn’t happen.

Republican House District 36 candidates talk issues

Chere Klein, Agnes Moran and Patti Mackey prepare to go live on air for a candidate forum on KRBD.The Republican candidates for House District 36 sat down for a live call-in forum at KRBD Tuesday. Chere Klein, Patti Mackey and Agnes Moran talked about various topics relevant to the region, as well as statewide issues.