Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Pot committee concerned about concentrates

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin) Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard described the process used to make concentrates, and the potential safety and health concerns.

Craig Library wins national medal for service

421In late February, the library learned it was among 30 finalists for the honor, and this week, the Craig Library was told it was among the 10 libraries and museums nationwide chosen to receive the medal.

Borough Assembly postpones pot ban again

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly postponed action again Monday on a proposed ban on commercial marijuana activities, choosing to let the ad hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee continue gathering information on the topic.

Oceans Alaska official optimistic about industry

Adult geoducks.Oceans Alaska Hatchery Manager Ron Zebal spoke recently to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce about Oceans Alaska’s current activities, and what’s next for the organization.

Injunction denial met with pleasure, disappointment

This image is from the cover of the Big Thorne Timber Sale Environmental Impact Study. (U.S. Forest Service photo)Thursday’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against an emergency motion for an injunction to delay the Big Thorne Timber Sale was greeted with pleasure or disappointment, depending on who you talk to.

Boro Assembly to discuss bans on pallets, pot

PalletsThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider adopting an ordinance Monday that would prohibit pallet bonfires on borough beaches. The Assembly also will again consider a ban on commercial marijuana operations.

Council keeps Ketchikan drug dog on staff

Going against a recommendation from Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard, the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday directed management to maintain the drug dog program.

9th Circuit denies Big Thorne injunction

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion for an injunction that would have delayed the Big Thorne Timber Sale pending an appeal of a lower-court ruling.

POW airport equipment outages spark debate

POW map BWNational Weather Service-run equipment at the Klawock Airport on Prince of Wales Island has been a subject of debate recently.

9th Circuit considering Big Thorne injunction request

Big Thorne cropA coalition of conservation groups that seeks to stop the Big Thorne Timber Sale on Prince of Wales Island has filed an emergency motion for an injunction with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals pending resolution of two appeals filed this spring with that court.