Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

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.

Dog declared dangerous, will be euthanized

The Pat Wise Animal Shelter.A dog that attacked a group of children and later bit an adult man in the Christopher Road area has been declared dangerous and will be euthanized by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Animal Protection Department.

Port project ‘done’ in time to plan more renovations

The multi-year renovation to Berths 1 and 2 are pretty ,much done, for the moment. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Port of Ketchikan has four cruise ship berths, which will accommodate about 950,000 cruise passengers this season.

Second burglary reported in Hydaburg

birdAlaska State Troopers are investigating another theft of prescription medication in the Prince of Wales Island community of Hydaburg, the second incident reported in the last couple of days.

School district, borough budgets move forward

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly introduced the school district and borough budgets Monday, with some revisions to the projected revenue in the school district’s proposed spending plan.

UAS Ketchikan celebrates 2016 graduates

UAS Ketchikan 2016 graduates. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

UAS Ketchikan 2016 graduates. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

Non-traditional students who overcome challenges to succeed in academics was the overriding theme during Saturday’s University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus graduation ceremony

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Troopers investigate theft of money, pills on POW

birdSometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, someone entered the home, and then entered a locked bedroom, taking a Sentry lockbox that contains about $900 cash and more than 100 prescription opiate pills.