Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

‘The Fish Pirate’s Daughter’ turns 50

The Fish Pirate's Daughter original cast members Pam Hjorteset, Gail Alguir, Jim Alguire and Bob Kinerk. (Photo by Leila Kheiry.Ketchikan’s original musical melodrama “The Fish Pirate’s Daughter” turns 50 this year, and there was a big celebration, reunion of the original cast members and a special performance.

Ketchikan sailors complete Race to Alaska

Team Ketchikan arrived home at 6:49 Thursday, July 7. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan residents have been watching the Race to Alaska with great interest again this year, especially the teams with local sailors on board.

Pot-grow business permit up for Council review

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)A marijuana cultivation permit application is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

Boro OKs 10% pot tax, rejects dog beach

(Creative Commons image)A boroughwide sales tax on marijuana of up to 10-percent was introduced Tuesday night by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. The Assembly also rejected a proposal to make Rotary Beach an off-leash beach for dogs during limited hours.

Race to Alaska top awards handed out

First-place Team MAD Dog Adventures show off the $10,000 prize, nailed to a piece of wood. The team members are Captain Randy Miller, holding the prize money, Ian Andrewes and Colin Dunphy. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Race to Alaska is still happening, with various teams making their way from Port Townsend, Wash., to Ketchikan. But, race organizers had a party and awards ceremony at the Alaska Fish House on Saturday for the teams that blew through the finish line in the first week of the race.

Fourth of July contest winners announced

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin's The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July.Parade awards, the top-three duck race winners and skiff raffle winners have been announced.

Jungle Kitty takes second-place steak knives

Race To Alaska second-place winners Team Jungle Kitty's boat included tandem bicycles to provide propeller power in case the wind died down. (Photo by Deb Turnbull)The coveted second-place prize of steak knives has been claimed in this year’s second annual Race to Alaska.

Three arrested on felony drug charges

birdThree people were arrested early Thursday morning after police received a report of drug sales at a local hotel.

Assembly to consider pot tax, off-leash beach

MarijuanaAn ordinance that would establish a 5-percent sales tax on retail marijuana sold within the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is up for consideration by the Borough Assembly on Tuesday. The Assembly also will consider a citizen request to make Rotary Beach an off-leash area for dogs.

Fish Pirate’s Daughter original cast returns

Fish Pirate's DaughterSome of the original cast of Ketchikan's original musical melodrama, "The Fish Pirate's Daughter" are in town for the play's 50th anniversary.