Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Minor injuries after driver swerves to avoid deer

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)A 16-year-old driver and her 20-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries following a single-vehicle accident early Monday morning near Mile 12.6 North Tongass Highway.

Ketchikan School Board to choose new officers

birdTrevor Shaw and Kim Hodne will take the oath of office Wednesday before taking their seats for the first Ketchikan School Board meeting since last week’s local election. The Board also will select a new president, vice president and clerk-treasurer.

6-day meeting to review Tongass plan objections

(USDA photo)The federal government is getting close to finalizing a plan that could shape the future of timber in the Tongass National Forest. Various stakeholders have given input through the years. But if the objection letters are any indication, several agencies and groups are still not content -- for different reasons.

No injuries after dryer catches on fire

(Ketchikan Fire Department photo)An overheated dryer caught fire Sunday afternoon at the Highliner Laundromat on Tongass Avenue north of the mall.

Welcome Arch support pole will need repairs

Ketchikan's Welcome Arch on Mission Street. (KRBD file photo)Ketchikan’s Welcome Arch sustained significant damage Wednesday night after an allegedly drunk driver hit one of the supporting poles with his vehicle.

Mental Health Trust plans local public meeting

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)Dates have not yet been set, but Senior Resource Manager Paul Slenkamp said he expects it will happen closer to the end of October.

Troopers: Camera, more, stolen from vehicle

birdAlaska State Troopers Are seeking information about a theft from a vehicle on Driftwood Lane off North Tongass Highway.

Man charged with DUI after hitting welcome arch

Ketchikan's Welcome Arch on Mission Street. (KRBD file photo)A 24-year-old Ketchikan man was charged with drunk driving after allegedly driving into the Welcome Arch on Mission Street downtown late Wednesday.

Ketchikan voters narrowly approve tobacco tax

tobacco smokeIn the final count on Wednesday by the Canvass Board, which tallies absentee, questioned and special-needs ballots, the proposition passed by a margin of 28 votes.

$2.5M pipe replacement up for Council approval

Front Street in downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan City Council will decide Thursday whether to approve a nearly $2.5 million contract with BAM LLC to replace water and wastewater pipes on Tongass, Front and Stedman streets.