Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Point Higgins School light pole hit, damaged

Alaska State Troopers are looking for the driver who was “spinning brodies” in the dirt parking lot at Point Higgins Elementary School, lost control and hit a light pole. more

Pot: Legalize or not?

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During Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch, a Ketchikan Police Department officer who focuses on drug enforcement talked about the cons of legalization. But, the coordinator for the statewide effort to pass the ballot measure said those arguments are scare tactics. more

Overdue boaters found safe on a beach

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Two overdue boaters were found safe early Tuesday afternoon on a beach in the Unuk River area north of Behm Canal. more

Light picked for arts leadership forum

Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council Executive Director Kathleen Light has been chosen to attend the 2014 Local Arts Agency Executive Leadership Forum this fall in Utah. more

Legislature recognizes Ketchikan Medical Center

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PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center received a surprise last week when visiting State Senator Lesil McGuire presented hospital officials with a citation on behalf of the Alaska State Legislature. more

Morris dance groups perform in Ketchikan

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The Anchorage-based Rant and Raven Morris Dance group kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration and ferry cruise with a performance under Ketchikan’s downtown Berth IV shelter. more

Crow tripped Sunday evening power outage

A power outage Sunday night was the fault of a crow that flew into a power line near the Ketchikan Shipyard. more

Arts Council picked for New Pathways program

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The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council is one of 10 Alaska art organizations chosen for a three-year program aimed at teaching the groups how to keep up with changes in their communities, in order to remain relevant into the future. more

Council OKs coliform study, talks filtration

Ketchikan from the water

The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday approved a $31,000 contract with consulting firm CH2MHill to continue studying the coliform problem at Ketchikan Lakes, the city’s source of tap water. But, one Council member asked management to also compile information about what it would take to get a filtration plant. more

Parnell gives update on various local projects

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Governor Sean Parnell was in Ketchikan early this week, and while his main purpose was to sign SB99 – a bill authorizing loans to help area mine projects – the governor touched on other local projects, as well. more