Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Judge Carey denies stay in education funding lawsuit

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.A superior court ruling that invalidates the State of Alaska’s longheld practice of requiring municipal governments to contribute a specific amount toward public education remains in place for now.

Marijuana committee formation moves forward

National Public Radio image.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough-City of Ketchikan Joint Cooperative Relations Committee agreed Friday to recommend forming an ad hoc advisory committee to come up with policy recommendations related to marijuana legalization.

Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, visited Alaska in June of 2013 on the cruise ship Silver Shadow. While he was in Ketchikan, KRBD caught up with him in time to ask for his thoughts on the 49th state.

Coast Guard Beach trail license needs renewal

Coast Guard Beach is accessed by an approximately 1-mile trail leading from the Point Higgins School parking lot.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, and among the agenda items is a resolution authorizing borough management to sign a five-year license with Alaska Mental Health Land Trust for continued public use of the Coast Guard Beach Trail.

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for February 27th. CraigPR022715more

First regular Delta jet to arrive May 15

AirportDelta Airlines is continuing plans for daily summer service between Seattle and Ketchikan starting in mid-May.

Legislature eyes 50% cut to public broadcasting

The state Legislature is considering cutting the amount of funding available for public broadcasting.

Joint committee considers forming pot committee

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)Ketchikan’s city and borough Joint Cooperative Relations Committee meets Friday, and will consider approving the formation of an ad hoc advisory committee to come up with policy recommendations related to marijuana legalization.

Hospital auxiliary awards $40K in grants


(Photo courtesy PeaceHealth)

The Ketchikan Medical Center Auxiliary announced this week that it will fund more than $40,000 worth of needed equipment for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

The auxiliary runs the hospital gift shop, and profits from that enterprise are … more

Boro files cross appeal with Supreme Court

Alaska State SealWhile the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the State of Alaska wait for Superior Court Judge William Carey to rule on a motion for a stay in the ongoing education funding lawsuit, the borough has filed a cross appeal with the Alaska Supreme Court.