Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Fourth of July contest winners announced

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin's The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July.Parade awards, the top-three duck race winners and skiff raffle winners have been announced.

Jungle Kitty takes second-place steak knives

Race To Alaska second-place winners Team Jungle Kitty's boat included tandem bicycles to provide propeller power in case the wind died down. (Photo by Deb Turnbull)The coveted second-place prize of steak knives has been claimed in this year’s second annual Race to Alaska.

Three arrested on felony drug charges

birdThree people were arrested early Thursday morning after police received a report of drug sales at a local hotel.

Assembly to consider pot tax, off-leash beach

MarijuanaAn ordinance that would establish a 5-percent sales tax on retail marijuana sold within the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is up for consideration by the Borough Assembly on Tuesday. The Assembly also will consider a citizen request to make Rotary Beach an off-leash area for dogs.

Fish Pirate’s Daughter original cast returns

Fish Pirate's DaughterSome of the original cast of Ketchikan's original musical melodrama, "The Fish Pirate's Daughter" are in town for the play's 50th anniversary.

Team MAD Dog wins R2AK

Randy Miller, Ian Andrewes and Colin Dunphy of Team MAD Dog stand with Race to Alaska co-founer Jake Beattie. The team won this year's 750-mile engineless boat race. (Photo by Deb Turnbull)The $10,000 top prize for the second annual Race to Alaska has been claimed by Team MAD Dog Racing.

TLMP amendment draft decision announced

A Tongass National Forest clearcut is shown in this 2014 aerial view. A new court decision limits logging on roadless areas of the forest. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The U.S. Forest Service moved forward Thursday with plans to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest within 16 years.

Woman killed in single-vehicle rollover

birdA 43-year-old Ketchikan woman died last night when the car she was driving rolled near Mile 5 South Tongass.

Ketchikan, POW businesses finalists in P2P

birdTwo Ketchikan businesses and three on Prince of Wales Island are among the 12 finalists in this year’s Path to Prosperity competition for small businesses.

Fourth of July events

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin's The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July.

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin’s The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July. (KRBD file photo)

Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Director Julie Isom and Ketchikan Downtown Steering Committee chair Susan Peters give a … more