Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Council appoints Mark Flora to vacant seat

CityofKetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council chose Mark Flora to fill a Council seat left vacant when KJ Harris resigned in September due to health concerns.

City hires new public library director

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)According to the city, Patricia Tully of Middletown, Connecticut, will start her new job as the city’s library director in early January.

School Board to honor Native Heritage Month

The Cape Fox Dancers perform at the Saxman Community Hall in 2014. (File photo by Leila Kheiry)The Ketchikan School Board will hold Wednesday’s regular meeting at the Saxman Community Hall, in recognition of National Native Heritage Month.

Man arrested for pot DUI

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)A 21-year-old Ketchikan man faces charges of driving under the influence of marijuana after he was contacted by Alaska State Troopers just after midnight Saturday morning.

Boro charter commission election canceled

bird copyFriday was the deadline for interested people to file for a seven-member home-rule charter commission. According to Ketchikan Borough Clerk Kacie Paxton, zero petitions were turned in.

Ketchikan Assembly hires new borough manager

Borough SealIt didn’t matter whether Ruben Duran got the job or not. He was coming to Ketchikan anyway.

Council to interview applicants for vacant seat

CityofKetchikanThe five applicants are Mike Carney, Mark Flora, Spencer Strassburg, George Tipton and Carlos Weimer.

Assembly to review two local pot licenses

(Creative Commons image)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will review two local marijuana business licenses recently approved by the state Marijuana Control Board.

Ketchikan man faces possible pot-grow charges

MarijuanaA 51-year-old Ketchikan man faces possible charges of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for an alleged marijuana-grow operation.

HD36 candidates talk privacy, guns & more

From left, House District 36 candidates Ken Shaw, Bob Sivertsen and Dan Ortiz answer questions during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunchtime forum. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Three candidates running for House District 36 had a busy day on Wednesday.