Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Local man charged with kidnapping, assault

birdA 23-year-old Ketchikan man has been charged with kidnapping and assault following an incident Monday at a home on Pine Street.

Ktn Foundation hands out first grant awards

Foundation advisory board chair Christa Bruce, left, awards $2,500 to Ketchikan’s Special Olympics program. (Photo courtesy Ketchikan Community Foundation)About three years after forming, the Ketchikan Community Foundation handed out its first grants to local nonprofit agencies on Friday.

Schoenbar totem grant up for Board consideration

birdThe Ketchikan School Board will vote Wednesday on a grant proposal for a totem pole art project at Schoenbar Middle School.

Whales, volcanoes and fossils. Oh, my!

Fourth-graders took a tour of Carroll Inlet on board two Allen marine boats. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)About 150 Ketchikan fourth-graders took a field trip to Carroll Inlet last week.

Boy injures hand playing with fireworks

birdA 12-year-old boy suffered extensive injuries to his right hand Thursday evening while playing with fireworks in a rock pit in the Saxman area.

Local artist picked for state park residency

(Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)A Ketchikan artist has been picked for this summer’s Alaska State Parks artist-in-residence program at the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park outside of Juneau.

City won’t protest downtown marijuana store

National Public Radio image.A proposed pot shop in the downtown Ketchikan area won’t be opposed by the City Council – at least not right now.

CDC: E-cigarettes a growing health concern

(Wiki-Commons image)Are e-cigarettes safe? An official from the Centers for Disease Control says absolutely not.

Ketchikan Superintendent Boyle finalist for state job

Ketchikan School District Superintendent Robert Boyle speaks Wednesday during the regular Chamber of Commerce lunch.Ketchikan’s School Superintendent Robert Boyle is one of four finalists for the job of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development commissioner.

Downtown pot ban up for City Council discussion

Downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)A proposed ban on retail pot in Ketchikan’s downtown core is on Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council agenda.