Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

DOT seeks Southeast Transportation Plan input

StateFerryThe draft plan doesn’t include any action related to Ketchikan’s Gravina Access Project. That point was a concern included in comments approved Monday by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Assembly approves increased airport fees

The covered ramp for walk-on airport ferry passengers. (Photo by Emily Files)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance Monday that will raise various airport fees, including the cost to ride the airport ferry.

Saxman man jailed for assault, resisting arrest

A Saxman man is in custody after an alleged weekend fight over rent.

Four more file for local elected office

Ketchikan City Council Member Dick Coose seeks to keep his seat while Kevin Staples, a political newcomer filed to run for Council; incumbent Borough Assembly Member Glen Thompson filed for re-election, and former Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Member David Landis is running for borough mayor.

USCG tows disabled boat to Knudson Cove

A U.S. Coast Guard response boat tows a disabled vessel to Knudson Cove on Sunday.A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Station Ketchikan helped two boaters on Sunday after their 15-foot vessel became disabled near Ketchikan.

Local SEAK Fair prize-winners

Creative Ketchikanites and Prince of Wales residents won a number of prizes for their exhibits at the Southeast Alaska State Fair earlier this month in Haines.

Airport-fee increases up for Assembly approval

AirportA public hearing and second reading for an ordinance that would increase a number of fees at the airport, including the cost to ride the ferry, is on Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agenda.

From Calif. to Gustavus, by foot and kayak

Zachary Brown stopped in Ketchikan during his walk/kayak trip from California to Gustavus.If you’re boating through the Inside Passage between Ketchikan and Gustavus in the next few weeks, keep an eye out for Zachary Brown.

KRBD welcomes intern

MeganWe are excited to introduce Megan Petersen, KRBD's news intern for the next couple of months. Megan arrived in Ketchikan right before last weekend's downpour, but decided to stay anyway!

Committee sets goals for Tongass timber transition

(USDA photo)The Tongass Advisory Committee, also known as TAC, held its first meeting last week in Ketchikan.