Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Herring Cove, 3rd Ave. rezone on Boro agenda

A plan that the Ketchikan Gateway Borough hopes will improve tourism-related congestion at Herring Cove is up for a public hearing and final vote during Monday’s Borough Assembly meeting. more

Geoduck dive fishery opens; market found

Geoducks for sale. (Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.)

Southeast Alaska divers were out fishing for geoducks Thursday, for the first time in about two months after processors found a market for the clams outside of China. more

Search for missing boat owner suspended

Station Ketchikan's 47-foot motor life boats are seen during Wednesday's search for John Anderson. Photo submitted by Danny Hoggard.

The search for John Anderson, who went missing sometime late Tuesday night and is believed to have fallen off his houseboat, was suspended Wednesday evening, pending further information. more

Deputy commissioner: Give SB21 a chance

A slide from Bruce Tangeman's Wednesday presentation to the Chamber of Commerce.

The deputy commissioner with the Alaska Department of Revenue was in Ketchikan this week, talking with local groups about SB21, the oil tax bill that was approved by the Legislature, but is the subject of a repeal initiative that will … more

Barge comes aground, owner remains missing

The Tongass Narrows off The Plaza mall, with Pennock Island in the background, at right.

Ketchikan authorities and the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for a man whose houseboat drifted from nearby Pennock Island, and came aground on a breakwater near The Plaza mall. more

Council wants options for historical museum

Tongass Historical Museum

The Ketchikan City Council decided last week to hold off on a final decision about the fate of the city-run Tongass Historical Museum. Members instead voted to form a committee that will look into all the options, including potentially selling the Centennial Building. more

Superintendent’s contract up for 3-year renewal

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Board of Education will vote Wednesday on a three-year extension of Superintendent Robert Boyle’s contract, with a salary of $129,150 for the first year, effective July 1st. more

Not guilty plea for fall diving death

A fisherman pleaded not guilty Monday in Ketchikan Superior Court to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. more

Residents getting familiar with chloramine issue


Water disinfection was the hot topic in Ketchikan this week. more

Dan Ortiz starting state House campaign

Dan Ortiz talks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce about his bid for state House. Ortiz is running as an independent.

Dan Ortiz kicked off his campaign for state House with a presentation this week to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. He touched on why he’s running, why he chose to remain nonpartisan and his position on a variety of current topics. more