Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Accidental shooting on Prince of Wales

bird copyA Prince of Wales Island woman who accidentally shot herself Wednesday night suffered serious leg trauma and was expected to be medivaced.

Campaign finance reports

A view of downtown Ketchikan from the top of a long flight of boardwalk steps.

A week before the Nov. 8th election, the newest round of campaign disclosure forms were due Tuesday with the state Division of Elections.


There are a lot of numbers in campaign disclosure reports. A lot. But we’ll … more

Mental Health Trust officials hear local concern

Saxman residents look at maps before the Alaska Mental Health Trust meeting at the Saxman Community Center. (Photo by Leila KheiryAlaska Mental Health Trust and Trust Land Office representatives got an earful Tuesday during informational meetings in Saxman and Ketchikan regarding the decision to potentially log Deer Mountain.

KPU marketing manager wins national award

(KRBD file photo)Ketchikan City Manager Karl Amylon’s office announced Tuesday that Ketchikan Public Utilities’ manager of sales, marketing and customer service has won a national award.

Governor appoints two Ketchikan residents

Gov. Bill Walker speaks Thursday to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced this week that two Ketchikan residents have been appointed to statewide positions.

Items stolen from crew trailer on POW

birdAlaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales Island are investigating the theft of appliances and fixtures from a trailer near Hydaburg.

Deer Mountain logging meetings on Tuesday

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)Alaska Mental Health Trust officials will be in Saxman and Ketchikan on Tuesday to give presentations and take public input on the Trust’s controversial plan to log parts of Deer Mountain if a federal land exchange isn’t approved by Congress by mid-January. But, an organizer of the local group Save Deer Mountain said these public meetings seem to be too little, too late.

Troopers investigating gun stolen from home

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan are seeking information about a stolen gun, taken between Oct. 24th and Oct. 29th from an unlocked home on Beachwood Lane.

Hospital clinics to move in to new space

HospitalAccording to PeaceHealth, the Primary Care clinic and Behavioral Health clinic will start the process. Those patients will be seen in the new second-floor space starting Nov. 7th.

Troopers looking for stolen iPhone

birdAlaska State Troopers are seeking information about a stolen smartphone, taken from a parked car Wednesday afternoon.