Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Group wants Perm Fund to help cover deficit

Judy Brady of Alaska's Future speaks during Wednesday's Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.A coalition of Alaska groups and businesses have come together to form a statewide organization focused on encouraging lawmakers to use a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to ease the state’s deficit.

WISH on probation, but questions arise

Ketchikan from the waterWISH officials say there was no warning from the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault that there were any problems. In fact, just a few months prior, the shelter had received notice of compliance, praising the program for following regulations.

Six awarded 2016 Sam Pitcher scholarships

From left are Connor Wodehouse, Andrea Short, Katelin Kalbaugh, Charlie Blair, Henry Clark, and Tristan Dahl. (Photo courtesy Karen Pitcher)The scholarship winners are ninth-graders Katelin Kalbaugh, Andrea Short and Connor Wodehouse, and seventh-graders Charlie Blair, Henry Clark, and Tristan Dahl.

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for February 5th craigpr2-4-16.… more

City mayor talks pot at Chamber presentation

Mayor Lew Williams III speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)City of Ketchikan Mayor Lew Williams III talked pot during his annual State of the City presentation at Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

UAS Ketchikan Campus students make honor lists

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus has announced the names of students who made the UAS Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the fall 2015 semester.

Council to eye rate hikes, pot-shop hours, grants

Ketchikan from the waterThe Ketchikan City Council meets on Thursday, and will talk about various fee increases; a change to city code that would establish operating hours for marijuana stores; and a list of recommended grants to local non-profit agencies.

Ortiz gives an update on the legislative session

Recently elected House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event.Rep. Dan Ortiz says the atmosphere in Juneau is pretty positive, with most lawmakers focused on resolving the state’s $3.5 billion deficit rather than delaying action.

Contracted, or in-kind, services debate continues

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.The ongoing and complicated issue of contracted services to the Ketchikan School District came up again during Monday night’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting.

Woman hit by vehicle in pedestrian crosswalk

Paramedics respond to an accident on Tongass Avenue. A woman in a scooter was struck by a vehicle. (KRBD photo by Deb Turnbull)A woman crossing the street in a motorized scooter was struck by a vehicle near The Landing Friday afternoon, but police say she appeared to be uninjured.