Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

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.

Young talks economy, development, war

Don YoungU.S. Rep. Don Young visited Ketchikan this week and spoke at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch Wednesday.

USFS extends comment period on media rule

Z rainforest_skcbg_patchSEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules on commercial video and photography in the nation's wildest areas.

Assembly candidates address current issues

Mike Painter, Glen Thompson and John Harrington at a recent Chamber of Commerce forum.One of the issues discussed is the Assembly’s relationship with the School Board and City Council.