Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

City, AMHS draft new winter layup agreement

The ferries Malaspina and Columbia are out of service for repairs at the Ketchikan Shipyard in 2012. More ferries will be tied up this summer under planned legislative budget cuts. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)With the expiration of their previous agreement, City of Ketchikan and Alaska Marine Highway System officials have drafted a new plan for the city to provide winter layup for ferries over the next three years.

City & Machini, Inc., reach tentative settlement

CityofKetchikanThe City of Ketchikan and a seasonal-business owner have reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit the city filed last year to recover the cost of demolishing a Water Street building damaged in a fire in fall of 2011.

Groups celebrate Clover Pass School restoration

The historic one-room Clover Pass School has been restored, and will be transferred to the Potter Road Association on Sept. 10. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Two Ketchikan nonprofits have been working to save a historic one-room schoolhouse. The project is pretty much complete, and the groups have planned an event to celebrate the restoration of Clover Pass School.

Local group forms to ‘Save Deer Mountain’

Deer Mountain (KRBD file photo)Two longtime Ketchikan residents have formed a new organization to stop recently announced plans to log Deer Mountain.

Last-minute candidates file for local office

I-Voted-StickerFive-o-clock Thursday was the deadline for local candidates to file for city and borough office. Here's a wrap-up on who is running for which seats.

Active shooter drill trains local responders

ShooterDrill2The U.S. Coast Guard base in Ketchikan was the scene of a simulated active shooter on Wednesday, complete with fake casualties, a successful “arrest,” and lessons on rapid-response medical care.

POW wolf harvest quota set at 11 animals

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.According to an announcement from the U.S. Forest Service, the most recent population estimate of wolves in Game Management Unit 2 is 108, an increase from last year’s estimate of 89.

Board accepts USCG grant to build greenhouse

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.Fawn Mountain Elementary School Principal Alonso Escalante says the facility will be more than a simple greenhouse; “grow house” is a more accurate term.

Pickrell files for Ketchikan Borough Assembly

Borough SealSue Pickrell filed late Wednesday afternoon for one of two three-year seats open on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

First step taken toward logging Deer Mountain

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)The Alaska Mental Health Trust took its first step toward logging Ketchikan’s iconic Deer Mountain, along with a parcel in Petersburg.