Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Failing sea wall back on City Council agenda

At its last meeting, the Council agreed to pay for half of a $44,000 study to evaluate the sea wall, which supports land near the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. Private property owners and the borough were to pay the other half. A revised motion is in front of the Council on Thursday.

HD36 election results by the numbers

Ketchikan voters cast their ballots at The Plaza mall precinct.It will still be a while before we know the results of the too-close-to-call House District 36 race. But in the meantime, here are some election-night numbers to consider.

House District 36 race too close to call

House District 36 MapDan Ortiz, who is not affiliated with any party, has a 19-vote lead. He holds 50.03 percent of the vote, compared to 49.66 percent for Republican Chere Klein.

Craig library a ‘Star’ on nationwide list

Image from the Craig Public Library website,For the second year in a row, the City of Craig Public Library has made it onto the Library Journal’s list of top libraries nationwide.

Assembly to eye Revilla subdivision contract

Revilla Road Ward Lake mapThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will consider a contract with the Ward Cove Group, allowing that company to start work on a detailed development plan for borough-owned land along Revilla Road close to Ward Lake.

IFA: Hollis dock work won’t cause delays

IFAFerryRepair work on the state-owned ferry terminal at Hollis is set to start this winter, with completion expected by August of next year.

NOAA releases annual fisheries report

Sportfishing remains strong throughout the United States, according to the NOAA 2013 Fisheries of the U.S. Report.A table of U.S. commercial landings put Ketchikan in 12th place for the pounds landed: about 144 million pounds; and in 11th place for the value of that seafood: about $76 million

House District 36 race enters the final stretch

hd36Chamber forumHouse District 36 covers the southern tip of Alaska’s Southeast region. It includes Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Hyder, Loring and Myers Chuck. Two Ketchikan-based candidates hope to represent those communities in the state Legislature: Republican Chere Klein and independent Dan Ortiz.

Ketchikan the ‘most exciting’ city in Alaska

Stair street-downtownThe real estate website Movoto.com, which in April ranked Ketchikan the sixth best place to live in Alaska, now has placed the First City in first place for excitement.

Extinguishers: More than just point-and-shoot

KRBD's intern, Megan Petersen, practices putting out a controlled fire with an extinguisher.In a perfect world, none of us will ever need to use a fire extinguisher. But we all know the world isn’t perfect, so it’s recommended that we at least prepare for the possibility.