Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

City Council OKs museum renovation contract

The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)A contract to renovate the city-owned Centennial Building was approved 6-1 Thursday by the Ketchikan City Council.

A tale of two Metlakatlas: Part 2

A view of Metlakatla on Annette Island, Alaska's only Native reserve. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Metlakatla, Alaska, was founded 129 years ago by a group of Tsimshian Natives who canoed up from the original Metlakatla in British Columbia to settle on Annette Island, a short boat ride south of Ketchikan.

Truck stolen in town recovered on North End

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)A truck that was stolen Wednesday morning from Water Street in the City of Ketchikan was recovered a few hours later on North Tongass Highway.

Troopers investigate accident on D-1 Loop

birdThree 17-year-old Ketchikan residents were taken to the hospital Wednesday night following a single-vehicle accident on D-1 Loop.

Boy charged with arson, criminal mischief at RYC

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo)In late July, the Ketchikan Police Department received a report of a 15-year-old boy starting a fire inside the Ketchikan Residential Youth Center.

City Council Member Isom files for re-election

Julie-IsomKetchikan City Council Member Julie Isom filed for re-election today. She is finishing up her first term on the Council.

Museum renovation on City Council agenda

The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)During its regular meeting Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council will consider a couple items related to the Centennial Building renovation.

A tale of two Metlakatlas: Part 1

An historic photo of Metlakatla, B.C., with the church in the background. (U.S. National Archives and Records photo - public domain - from Wiki-Commons) Administration.Many Alaskans are not aware there are two Metlakatlas. The first is in British Columbia, a short ferry ride from Prince Rupert. It’s the original settlement founded by the followers of Anglican lay-priest William Duncan.

Council Member Zenge files for re-election

CityofKetchikanThe first candidate to file for Ketchikan City Council turned in her paperwork Tuesday.

Mallott discusses transboundary, budget gap

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited the Unuk River south of Ketchikan on Friday, part of his ongoing work with British Columbia officials to come up with a way to better protect Alaska’s waters from upriver Canadian mines.