Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Borough candidates address issues at forum

WhiteCliffSeven candidates sat in front of the Chamber of Commerce lunch crowd and introduced themselves. Most are running uncontested.

Museum’s mission up for Council approval

Tongass Historical MuseumDeveloping the mission statement and values is the first step toward creating plans to improve the museum’s Centennial Building, according to city officials.

Assembly OKs $ for harbor, OceansAlaska

Hole-in-the-Wall boat harbor.The Assembly agreed to move forward with a loan to OceansAlaska, a nonprofit shellfish seed producer; and agreed to give the City of Ketchikan $200,000 to help pay for the design of the planned Hole-in-the-Wall boat harbor renovation.

Thundering Wings totem completion delayed

ThunderingWingsThe iconic Thundering Wings totem won’t be back in front of Ketchikan’s downtown tunnel this season.

Council to consider anti-pot resolution

If approved, the Council’s resolution would urge local residents to reject state ballot Proposition 2.

Appeals court to re-hear Tongass exemption case

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement Friday that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case.

Task force wants services for homeless families

First City Homeless Shelter's service manager Chris Alvarado makes breakfast each weekday for homeless and hungry people in the day shelter kitchen. The day shelter recently got a grant from the borough that will allow the day shelter to stay open Saturdays.Ketchikan’s Seeking Community Homeless Solutions Task Force published its goals for the next decade earlier this month. A big part of that plan is a solution to serving homeless families, not just single men and women who need temporary shelter.

Borough Assembly to consider tax-free day

The Assembly also will discuss a request for a special $10,000 appropriation for high school football safety equipment.

18 Ketchikan residents become new U.S. citizens

Citizens2The back rows of Ketchikan’s old-fashioned federal courtroom were filled with family and friends, while in the front were all the soon-to-be new citizens, smiling wide, dressed up and holding small American flags.

Kepa Wong took this photo of Naukati Harbor during a recent trip to Naukati on Prince of Wales Island.Photo of the Day