Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Legislature recognizes Ketchikan Medical Center

Hospital

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

Arts Council

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

Parnell

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

SEAPA testing leads to brief power outage

An engineer working for SEAPA was conducting some tests at the dam related to a new computer operating system. The engineer accidentally tripped the machine, and that knocked out power to pretty much the entire KPU system, starting at about 11 a.m. more

Ketchikan Lakes coliform problem continues

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.

Ketchikan Lakes is the city’s source of tap water, and before 2011 it always tested OK. Since then, though, it has exceeded allowed levels of coliform. more

OceansAlaska admits financial problems

Oyster spat grows at OceansAlaska.

OceansAlaska, a Ketchikan-based shellfish seed producer, is in a financial mess. Officials with the nonprofit admitted as much during Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting. more

2 POW roads to close for bridge installation

The U.S. Forest Service has announced some Prince of Wales Island road closures in July. more