Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

To fish, or not to fish

Fishing Stedman Bridge

The Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and among the topics on the agenda is a discussion about fishing off the Stedman Street Bridge, and whether to regulate that activity. more

Third Ave development now under city review

The access road leading to property under development off the Third Avenue Bypass.

City Manager Karl Amylon writes that the plans don’t adequately address surface drainage or on-site waste disposal. Both of those could affect downhill property. Plus, he says the access road already has been damaged by development activity. more

Hollis French makes Ketchikan campaign stop

Hollis French, candidate for lieutenant governor, speaks at Wednesday's Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

Sen. Hollis French is on the campaign trail, running as a Democrat for lieutenant governor. He is in the middle of a Southeast tour, and stopped in Ketchikan this week. more

News photographer Hall Anderson retires

Grand Marshal Hall Anderson, still taking photos, rides at the front of the Fourth of July parade.

Ketchikan Daily News staff photographer Hall Anderson retired July 3 after three decades of documenting nearly every noteworthy event that’s happened on the island. more

Ketchikan Assembly OKs OceansAlaska funding

Oyster spat grows at OceansAlaska.

Following about two hours of discussion Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a $144,000 grant to OceansAlaska, and directed the borough manager to investigate a loan of up to $600,000 for that nonprofit shellfish seed producer. more

City water treatment adjustment moves forward

Ketchikan from the water

In a split vote Thursday night, the Ketchikan City Council narrowly approved a motion to move forward with design work to adjust the city’s water treatment system. The $75,000 contract with CH2M-Hill will bring the project to 35 percent of design, which will provide a cost estimate for completion. more

OceansAlaska funding back on Assembly agenda

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday in regular session. Among the agenda items is a work session to discuss an ordinance that would provide a $144,000 grant to OceansAlaska. more

Two men rescued from barge compartment

Ward Cove

Two men working in a barge docked at Pool Engineering’s Ward Cove site were rescued Thursday morning after they passed out due to low oxygen levels. more

City eyes budget cuts to pay for health insurance

At the request of the Ketchikan City Council, City Manager Karl Amylon has proposed a series of budget cuts to offset increased health insurance costs for non-union city employees. more

City takes preliminary look at water filtration systems

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.

It’s still preliminary, but the City of Ketchikan is looking into filtration as an option for treating its water. Filtration would solve some of the city’s recent water woes, but it wouldn’t necessarily mean the end to chemical disinfection. more