Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Ketchikan debate features three governor candidates

Bill Walker, Care Clift and Gov. Sean Parnell.About 250 people crowded into Ketchikan’s Ted Ferry Civic Center to hear what Libertarian Care Clift, Republican incumbent Sean Parnell and independent Bill Walker had to say.

Felony charges for post-mortem withdrawals

A Ketchikan woman faces multiple felony charges after allegedly clearing out a dead man’s bank accounts this summer.

Hatchery transfer to SSRAA on Council agenda

The entrance to the Deer Mountain Fish Hatchery is seen last summer. The raptor center's eagle flight cage is in the background. That was removed to allow more space for the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association to expand the hatchery operations.The Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and one of the items on the agenda are two motions related to the transfer of the city-owned Deer Mountain Hatchery to the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, or SSRAA.

Governor debate

From left: Bill Walker, Care Clift and Sean Parnell at Wednesday's debate for candidates running for Alaska governor. Nick Bowman of the Ketchikan Daily News moderates.Three candidates for Alaska governor, independent Bill Walker, Libertarian Care Clift and Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, participated in a debate Wednesday in Ketchikan. Click here to listen to the entire event.

Jailtime for separate drugs, sex crimes

Two men were sentenced in Superior Court Monday after juries found them guilty of separate drug and sex crimes earlier this year.

Council candidates talk chloramine, taxes, more

Clockwise from left are Dick Coose, Dave Kiffer, Kevin Staples, Ed Plute and Amanda Mitchell.Five of the six candidates running for Ketchikan City Council participated in a two-hour forum on KRBD on Tuesday. They addressed a variety of issues, from the city-owned Ketchikan Public Utilities and ways to trim the budget; to fishing off the Stedman Street Bridge.

Free class addresses chronic disease

PeaceHealth wants to reduce hospital readmissions in Ketchikan, and a $3.1 million grant from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has funded several steps toward the goal, including hiring a five-person, full-time outpatient team. The latest program is Living Well Alaska, a course for people with chronic diseases.

Mayor candidates discuss budget, school funding

Candidates for Ketchikan Gateway Borough mayor participated in a candidate forum Monday on KRBD.

Storm temporarily affects water, power

Nearly 10 inches of rain fell over the weekend, resulting in a land slide in Granite Basin and a power outage in the Jackson Heights area.

Three face multiple felony drug charges

Three locals were arraigned in court today for felony drug charges following a months-long police investigation.