Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Report: Improvements needed for Kayhi activities

Ketchikan High School. (KRBD file photo)An investigation into Ketchikan High School’s activities program shows no violations of federal Title IX regulations. But the report does indicate that written policies have not been reviewed and implemented by administrators, and that activities are “significantly underfunded,” and to some degree mismanaged.

Monday fire damages home on Deermount

birdThere were no injuries from a house fire on Deermount Street Monday morning, caused by a resident trying to thaw some frozen pipes.

Minor injuries after single-vehicle accident

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)Two people suffered minor injuries Saturday when the Chevy Blazer they were traveling in skidded on ice on South Tongass Highway and ended up in a creek on the other side of the road.

Ketchikan veteran joins Standing Rock protesters

Willard Jackson is seen as busloads of veterans arrive at Standing Rock on Sunday, Dec. 4. (Photo by Daysha Eaton)Willard Jackson Sr. of Ketchikan, was there when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it had denied a key easement for completion of the pipeline.

Young-growth transition final decision announced

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)During the 16-year transition, the U.S. Forest Service will offer an average of 46 million board feet of timber on the Tongass National Forest per year. The stands will transition gradually during those 16 years from old-growth to young growth.

Friday Night Insights to start on Jan. 6

The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. (KRBD file photo)The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center will start its wintertime Friday Night Insight programming on Jan 6th, kicking off the season with a “Musical Science Hour” presented by Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers.

Ketchikan animal shelter renovation nearing end

A cat rests in its cage in the upstairs cat area of the Ketchikan animal shelter. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan’s Pat Wise Animal Shelter has been going through some slow but steady changes for about six months. The end is now in sight for interior renovations.

City of Ketchikan objects to DOT traffic design

Front Street in downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)DOT officials have proposed widening sidewalks by seven feet on much of Front Street, to accommodate pedestrian traffic. That would mean the removal of the center southbound lane on Front Street.

Assembly rejects Outside contract for collections

Borough SealAfter hearing some concerns about awarding a contract to a non-local company for the borough’s debt collection, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday to reject a contract with Professional Credit Services of Vancouver, Washington.

Ketchikan Youth Court swears in 13 new members

Thirteen new members were inducted into the Ketchikan Youth Court on Dec. 1. (Photo courtesy Glenn Brown, KYC executive director.)Thirteen young local residents now are qualified to practice law in Ketchikan Youth Court.