Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

State identifies body from Blackberry Lane fire

The state Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified a body from last week’s house fire as that of the resident, 49-year-old Ralph Smith of Ketchikan.

Council OKs dock leases, talks about hawking

The Volendam cruise ship docked in Ketchikan Monday.The question of the dock vendor leases has been deferred a couple of times, partly because of concerns about hawking.

Youth Court kids enjoy Supreme Court event

Members of the Ketchikan Youth Court stand for a picture with the Alaska Supreme Court Wednesday at Ketchikan High School.Among the students watching this week’s Supreme Court Live event at Ketchikan High School auditorium were members of Ketchikan Youth Court.

Kayhi auditorium packed for Supreme Court Live

SCLive5Alaska’s Supreme Court was in Ketchikan this week – all five members. They were here for Supreme Court Live, during which the court hears oral arguments for a real case. But instead of a courtroom, it’s heard at a high school.

Tribal Scholars program grant in final year

NativeDancing1The Ketchikan School Board met at the Saxman Community Center, and the Cape Fox Dancers kicked off the special meeting with dancing, drumming and singing. The board also heard reports about special programs that focus on Native education and culture.

Dock vendor leases on City Council agenda

The Volendam cruise ship docked in Ketchikan Monday.The City of Ketchikan rents out booth space on the downtown docks each summer for vendors. Some offer tours, and others sell food to the hundreds of thousands of cruise ship visitors that arrive each summer.

Delta to offer seasonal service to Ketchikan

AirportDelta Airlines announced Wednesday that it will launch daily nonstop service next spring to five new destinations, including seasonal service to Ketchikan and Sitka.

Alaska Supreme Court to hear case at Kayhi

This Alaska Public Media photo shows Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.Alaska’s Supreme Court is in Alaska’s First City for a live event at Ketchikan High School, set to start at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Borough explores ways to improve animal protection

AnimalShelterThe Ketchikan animal shelter is inadequate for the needs of the borough. Pretty much everyone agrees with that statement, and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is working toward improving the shelter, as well as the services that the Animal Protection Department provides.

Overdue surveyer found safe on Saturday

According to Alaska State Troopers, William Johnson never showed up when his ride arrived to pick him up Friday from a surveying trip. He was reported overdue at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday.