Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

FEIS and record of decision for Saddle Lakes

Saddle Lakes map cropThe U.S. Forest Service announced last week that it has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision for the Saddle Lakes Timber Sale on Revilla Island.

Craig voters split on commercial marijuana

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)City of Craig voters were asked four questions: Should the city allow retail sales of marijuana and marijuana products? Should the city allow commercial cultivation of marijuana? Should the city allow commercial processing or manufacturing? And should the city allow licensed marijuana testing?

Walker declares ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’

NativeDancing1Alaska is now the first state to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for October 9th.

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Stormy forecast for Southeast on Friday

(NASA image)The remnants of Hurricane Oho will bring high winds and heavy rains to southern and central Southeast Alaska on Friday.

Lybrand remembered for community service

LybrandKetchikan lost a leading citizen on Sunday. George Lybrand remained active in the community until just a few weeks before his death, even putting his name in for local elected office.

Canvass Board confirms Tuesday election winners

Ketchikan Canvass Board Member Peter Epler checks absentee ballots before sending them through an electronic counter. Watching are clerks from the City of Ketchikan and Ketchikan Gateway Borough. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The 211 absentee, 147 questioned and six special-needs ballots didn’t change the overall results of the election, although they did finalize a close race for Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Hudson leads in Metlakatla mayoral primary

While local elections took place in Ketchikan Tuesday, nearby Metlakatla held its primary election. Four-hundred-eighty-seven Metlakatla voters went to the polls, and 134 voted absentee.

Wong tops Assembly race; second seat unclear

Borough SealThe race for two Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly seats wasn’t quite resolved at the end of Election Day on Tuesday.

Williams, Sivertsen, Gage take top city spots

Janalee Gage and Lew Williams III talk before Wednesday's Chamber forum.City Mayor Lew Williams III and Council Member Bob Sivertsen both won their bids for re-election. Janalee Gage is the apparent winner of the second open three-year City Council seat.