Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Nice fish!

From left are Brian Brissette, with a hook in his finger, Bill "Skip" Pattison, Misty Pattison,  Bryson Brissette and Louise Pattison, standing with Misty's winning king salmon.
(Photo by Stephanie Brissette)Fishing– and winning -- the derby is a family tradition for Misty Pattison, who has unofficially won this year’s Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby with her 48.6-pound lunker.

SEAPA board tables vote on Swan Lake takeover

birdFrustrations boiled over at a meeting in Petersburg last week of the organization that sells electrical power to Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan. Board members of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA, ultimately decided to delay a vote on a take-over of operations at the Swan Lake hydro-electric plant near Ketchikan.

ANILCA change opens up USFS job opportunities

birdUntil now, local residents have been preferred for certain positions, because of their local knowledge. But they weren’t able to transition into permanent jobs with the U.S. Forest Service.

Craig woman killed in POW car crash

birdAccording to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, the accident was discovered and reported on Wednesday morning.

Retirees honored by Ketchikan School Board

kayhiSuperintendent Robert Boyle recognized David Boyd from the district’s maintenance department, Kayhi custodian Larry Mestas, and teachers Cheryl Elliott and Roxanne Abajian.

Jewelry missing from South Tongass home

birdAlaska State Troopers are seeking information about a theft from a home near Mile 2 South Tongass Highway.

Alaska-Virgin merger will expand opportunities

A detail of a slide from Scott Habberstad's presentation to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce.An Alaska Airlines executive gave some details during Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce lunch about the company’s recently announced merger with Virgin Air.

Hydaburg man in custody for DV assault

birdAccording to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, the Hydaburg Village Public Safety Officer received a report at about 6:30 a.m. that a man was using a splitting maul to break down the front door of a home.

KRBD celebrates 40th birthday with on-air party

Tom Miller was the first voice heard on KRBD, on May 22, 1976.KRBD Rainbird Community Radio in Ketchikan celebrated its 40th birthday over the weekend. The party incorporated the station’s annual “Live Day,” a day where everything is read or performed live on the air.

Houghtaling projects top proposed CIP list

Houghtaling Elementary School. (KRBD file photo)The CIP places a new drop-off zone at Houghtaling Elementary School at the top of the prioritized list, followed closely by a roof replacement for that same school.