Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Woman injured in DUI accident Friday

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)A 23-year-old woman suffered minor injuries early Friday morning after she was reportedly pinned between two cars near Harriet Hunt Lake.

Southeast lawmakers in Majority positions

House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (File photo by Leila Kheiry)After years in the legislative minority, all Southeast representatives are in positions of power.

‘Sobering center’ eyed for former youth facility

The Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility will close Sept. 15th due to state budget cuts. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Ketchikan City Council learned Thursday night that the state has officially handed over control of the Regional Youth Facility, which closed this fall.

School Board discusses pilot Native language class

Young members of the New Path Dancers perform before Wednesday's Ketchikan School Board meeting. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Ketchikan School Board celebrated Native American Heritage Month during its Wednesday meeting.

Former UAS Ketchikan director gets new job

UAS Ketchikan entranceCathy LeCompte has been appointed as the director of AVTEC, a state-operated post-secondary vocational school in Seward.

Anchorage hunter trips, shoots himself

birdA 50-year-old Anchorage man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself in the face while duck hunting in the Thorne Bay area.

Shuttle for Winter Arts Faire on Council agenda

The Ted Ferry Civic Center is owned and operated by the City of Ketchikan.The Ketchikan City Council meets in regular session on Thursday, and will talk about whether to pay for a shuttle to bring people from the Centennial Lot downtown to the Ted Ferry Civic Center during the upcoming Winter Arts Faire.

HD36 election breakdown by the numbers

Voters cast their ballots at The Plaza mall. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Voter turnout in House District 36 was nearly 46 percent on Tuesday.

Incumbent Rep. Ortiz unofficial HD36 winner

House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz is running for re-election. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)With all 10 precincts reporting in just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, Incumbent Rep. Dan Ortiz had a little more than 52 percent of the vote.

Ketchikan Assembly OKs two pot business licenses

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday to not protest two local marijuana business licenses recently approved by the state Marijuana Control Board, but with some added language in hopes of protecting the borough in case the federal government decides to crack down.