Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

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.

Grant to help borough transit replace aging fleet

Borough BusThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough is getting about $1.3 million worth of new buses for public transit, at a local cost of about $11,000.

Craig Parks and Recreation


Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for December 2nd.

















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Council OKs two retail pot license applications

(Creative Commons image)The Ketchikan City Council agreed in a split vote Thursday to not protest two marijuana retail stores in the downtown area.

Public input meetings set for POW planning

birdThe Thorne Bay and Craig Ranger Districts want broad public input on how National Forest lands in that area will be managed for the next 10-15 years. Management activities could include timber harvest; road work; fish and wildlife habitat restoration; and recreation infrastructure.

Ketchikan man indicted on felony drug charges

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo)A 43-year-old Ketchikan man faces multiple felony charges after Ketchikan Police Department officers allegedly found methamphetamine, prescription pills and a loaded gun in his home.

Christianson to head Federal Subsistence Board

Hydaburg Mayor Tony Christianson goes seine fishing for salmon in Eek Inlet off Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy)Hydaburg Mayor Anthony Christianson has been appointed the new chair of the Federal Subsistence Board.

Tribe secures grant for Craig dispatch upgrade

City of Craig logo from the city's website.The Craig Tribal Association recently obtained funding for a new dispatch console for the City of Craig’s dispatch center.