Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Borough to help fund city tourism projects

The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday to approve about $230,000 of the borough’s cruise passenger head tax funds to help pay for City of Ketchikan tourism-related projects.

Minor injuries after crash on South Point Higgins

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)Three adults and a 2-year-old child received minor injuries following a three-vehicle accident Saturday night on South Point Higgins Road.

Ketchikan voters head to the polls on Tuesday

Ketchikan voters cast their ballots at The Plaza mall precinct.Here's a rundown of what's on Tuesday's local election ballot.

Home-rule process would cost up to $50,000

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.The process to create a home-rule charter for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough would be more expensive than just the $16,000 special election.

Chamber forum features School Board candidates

Schoenbar Middle School. (KRBD file photo)Three of the four candidates running for two seats on the Ketchikan School Board attended this week’s Chamber of Commerce election forum.

Volleyball players, coaches raise concerns

Ketchikan High SchoolRepresentatives of Ketchikan High School’s volleyball team came to the Ketchikan School Board Wednesday with a long list of complaints, including gender bias, alleged violations of Title IX, and objectification of the athletes involved in volleyball.

Vandals hit senior, ADA transit vehicles

birdVandals caused upwards of $1,400 worth of damage earlier this week to vehicles that are dedicated to transporting Ketchikan seniors and people with disabilities.

Boro Assembly candidates discuss current issues

KRBD file photoCandidates for Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly joined KRBD’s Leila Kheiry for a live on-air forum on Tuesday. Here is a summary from that event.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly forum

Borough SealKRBD hosted a live, on-air candidate forum Tuesday night featuring residents running for two open seats on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. If you missed the forum, or would like to hear it again, here is a recording of that live event.

2nd preschool teacher needed at Point Higgins

Point Higgins Elementary School. (KRBD file photo)Point Higgins Elementary School, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has more preschoolers than anticipated and needs another teacher.