Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Parnell signs SB99 to allow POW mine loans

Gov. Sean Parnell signs SB99 into law during a special Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch on Monday.

Gov. Sean Parnell was in Ketchikan on Monday to sign into law Senate Bill 99, which allows the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds for two Southeast Alaska mining projects, plus a loan for Sitka’s Blue Lake … more

Carnival gets a wet welcome on its first day


It’s been 30 years since the Chugiak-based Golden Wheel Amusements traveling fair has come to Ketchikan. And the first day the fair opened following that three-decade absence, it rained more than 3 inches. more

Nourse hired as Alaska’s deputy regional forester

Becky Nourse, the former deputy forest supervisor for the Tongass National Forest is returning to Alaska, this time as the deputy regional forester. more

POW developer releases ‘Tlingit Song’ app

Tlingit Song is just that – an app filled with Tlingit music. more

Ketchikan exchange student in Thailand


Thailand’s army staged a military coup this week, following about six months of political conflict. In the middle of all that is Sarah Gucker, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Ketchikan. more

Caught a king? It’s probably from a hatchery

(SSRAA map)

Are you fishing the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby? If you catch a nice, big king, you might want to call the Whitman Lake hatchery and thank them. more

Forest Park annexation plan moving forward


The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly got an earful Monday night from some residents of Forest Park who are not part of the Forest Park Service Area. Yet. more

Vigor Industrial announces new merger

Vigor Industrial, which operates the Ketchikan Shipyard, announced Wednesday that it has merged with Oregon Ironworks, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor. more

One injured, one cited in downtown accident

This picture from last summer shows the south end of Ketchikan's downtown tunnel.

One person was injured after the vehicle she was riding in rear-ended another car Tuesday afternoon at the south end of Ketchikan’s downtown tunnel. more

Third Ave rezone gets Assembly approval


A rezone of about 13 acres off the Third Avenue Bypass was approved during Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting, along with a new way to manage site development plans. more