Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Assembly eyes ballot prop, capital projects

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, and will consider a Forest Park annexation ballot proposition, a prioritized list of projects for state capital funding, and reorganizing its regular meeting agenda to place public comment later than it is currently.

Sea lion necropsy reveals no clear answers

The dead sea lion is seen prior to the necropsy.A dead sea lion that washed up on the beach at Refuge Cove was dissected Thursday in hopes of finding out what caused the death. The necropsy took several hours, and attracted many observers. But it didn’t provide any clear answers.

1st meeting for Tongass Advisory Committee

(USDA photo)The newly formed Tongass Advisory Committee will have its first meeting next week in Ketchikan.

Troopers: Jewelry stolen from S. Tongass vehicle

Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan are investigating the theft of jewelry from a vehicle.

3 boys adrift in a skiff rescued Monday

Three children adrift in a small skiff are safe following a rescue off Saxman’s harbor Monday.

Plea agreement reached in June standoff incident

The Alaska and American flags fly at the State Office Building downtown.A 30-year-old Ketchikan man who was charged in mid-June with felony assault, terrorist threatening, weapons misconduct and violating his conditions of release pleaded guilty Tuesday to the assault and weapons charges.

Council OKs bond props for voter approval

FrontStreetThe Ketchikan City Council agreed during a special meeting last week to place a couple of $5 million bond packages on the October ballot, to pay for water and sewer pipe replacement projects.

Southeast daycare ‘crisis’

Daycare1Daycare in the region has always been problematic, but it’s hit a breaking point.

Headlights on, all the time

HeadlightsStarting now, sections of state highways throughout Southeast Alaska will require drivers to turn their headlights on at all times, even during the day.

City to consider bonds, discuss 2015 budget

The Ketchikan City Council has scheduled a special budget work session for Thursday night, and also will consider resolutions to place bond propositions on the Oct. 7 municipal ballot.