Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

No evidence in reported Kasaan shooting

A reported shooting early Wednesday morning in Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island apparently didn’t happen.

Republican House District 36 candidates talk issues

Chere Klein, Agnes Moran and Patti Mackey prepare to go live on air for a candidate forum on KRBD.The Republican candidates for House District 36 sat down for a live call-in forum at KRBD Tuesday. Chere Klein, Patti Mackey and Agnes Moran talked about various topics relevant to the region, as well as statewide issues.

State issues Alaska Class ferry RFP to Vigor

(Image courtesy ADOT)The Alaska Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to the Ketchikan shipyard for construction of the Alaska Class dayboat.

Assembly moves forward with airport fee hikes

AirportFerryThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance Monday to increase various airport fees, including the cost of riding the ferry. If it’s approved in a second reading, the cost for someone to take the ferry will go from $5 to $6.

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker visits First City

Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Walker stopped by KRBD to talk about various issues, from oil taxes, Medicaid expansion and marijuana to Hobo Jim.

Saxman files lawsuit over nonrural status

The Saxman Clan House.The Organized Village of Saxman has filed a lawsuit in federal court over the Federal Subsistence Board’s 2007 decision to designate the Tlingit Native village as non-rural.

Assembly eyes ballot prop, capital projects

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, and will consider a Forest Park annexation ballot proposition, a prioritized list of projects for state capital funding, and reorganizing its regular meeting agenda to place public comment later than it is currently.

Sea lion necropsy reveals no clear answers

The dead sea lion is seen prior to the necropsy.A dead sea lion that washed up on the beach at Refuge Cove was dissected Thursday in hopes of finding out what caused the death. The necropsy took several hours, and attracted many observers. But it didn’t provide any clear answers.

1st meeting for Tongass Advisory Committee

(USDA photo)The newly formed Tongass Advisory Committee will have its first meeting next week in Ketchikan.

Troopers: Jewelry stolen from S. Tongass vehicle

Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan are investigating the theft of jewelry from a vehicle.