Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Ketchikan man faces burglary, theft charges

A 28-year-old Ketchikan man has been charged with allegedly breaking into an apartment while the resident was out of town, living there, and stealing multiple items, including two firearms.

Trial under way in case of runaway POW boys

John Mathis Jr. listens to court proceedings in his trial Tuesday. (Photo by Madelyn Beck)After seating a jury Monday, the trial of a man accused of helping his brothers run away from their Prince of Wales Island home continued Tuesday in Ketchikan Superior Court.

Assembly moves ahead with tobacco tax

tobacco smokeThe suggested tax is $3 per pack of cigarettes, or 75 percent of the wholesale price on other tobacco products. Tobacco substitutes, including e-cigarettes, also would be taxed at a similar rate.

Hydaburg mayor wins conservation award

Hydaburg Mayor Tony Christianson goes seine fishing for salmon in Eek Inlet off Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy)The Alaska chapter of The Nature Conservancy is recognizing Hydaburg's mayor for his efforts to maintain a healthy environment and community on Prince of Wales Island.

Lost hiker rescued on Prince of Wales

A 22-year-old hiker who lost his way during a camping trip south of Craig on Prince of Wales Island was rescued Friday night by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew.

Council hears about Berth 4 float damage

Busy waterfrontThe Ketchikan City Council moved quickly through the short list of action items on Thursday’s agenda, and likely would have been done with the meeting in less than 30 minutes, except a new issue was brought to the Council’s attention by several citizens.

Last R2AK team squeaks in just shy of deadline

The 15th boat finished the Race to Alaska on Thursday, just shy of the July 4th deadline. Team Barefoot Wooden Boats was the last to complete the first-ever 750 mile, engineless trek from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.

Tobacco tax back in front of Borough Assembly

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough will vote Monday on reconsideration of a proposed $3-per-pack tobacco tax. The Assembly rejected the proposal during its last meeting in a 3-2 vote, with two members absent.

Historic Tsimshian pole donated to Heritage Center

A detail from the historic pole donated to the Totem Heritage Center by its carver, Tsimpshian artist David Boxley. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Alaska State Museum conservators from Juneau came to town to help clean and preserve the pole, and find out what kind of stories might be hidden in the wood.

Welcome, Madelyn!

KRBD's 2015 summer news intern, Madelyn Beck, is already hard at work.KRBD welcomes this year's summer news intern, Madelyn Beck! She officially started work on Wednesday, and you probably already heard her voice on the air.