KRBD celebrates 40th birthday with on-air party KRBD celebrates 40th birthday with on-air party

KRBD celebrates 40th birthday with on-air party

Tom Miller was the first voice heard on KRBD, on May 22, 1976. KRBD Rainbird Community Radio in Ketchikan celebrated its 40th birthday over the weekend. The anniversary party incorporated the station’s annual “Live Day,” a day where everything is read or performed live on the air. Helping with the celebration was a group of former KRBD employees and volunteer DJs who had moved away, but … more

Library director headed to southern Michigan Library director headed to southern Michigan

Library director headed to southern Michigan

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo) Ketchikan’s Library Director Linda Lyshol is moving on to a new job as library director of the Branch District Library in southern Michigan, starting in just a few weeks. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/23Lyshol.mp3 Branch County, Michigan, is just north of the Indiana border. Lyshol says that library system has satellites in differen … more

Head taxes likely to come back in special session Head taxes likely to come back in special session

Head taxes likely to come back in special session

The Volendam cruise ship docks in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo) The Alaska Legislature failed to approve a budget Wednesday and will reconvene in special session next week. One proposal that was recently approved in conference committee and could come back in the special session has leaders in cruise ship port communities concerned. The measure would leave those towns without millions of … more

City Council moves ahead with 5% pot tax City Council moves ahead with 5% pot tax

City Council moves ahead with 5% pot tax

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo) The Ketchikan City Council decided Thursday to move forward with a 5-percent additional sales tax for marijuana retail sales within city limits. During public comment, Eric Riemer – who is in the process of getting permits for a retail marijuana store on Stedman Street – suggested a graduated tax that starts at a lower level initially and builds annually. He said tha … more

Photo of the Day Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Tim White sent us this shot of a lighter-than-air Pomeranian on the promenade downtown. Local photographers, professional and amateur: Here is an opportunity to showcase your pictures, and maybe win a bag of Raven’s Brew coffee! To submit recent photos of local scenery, people or events, email them to news@krbd.org. Please include the photographer’s full name, where and when the photo was taken. KRBD prefers ph … more

Station Highlights

Photo of the Day

Tim White sent us this shot of a lighter-than-air Pomeranian on the promenade downtown.

Tim White sent us this shot of a lighter-than-air Pomeranian on the promenade downtown. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Preparing documents for end-of-life decisions

Retired attorney Dennis McCarty speaks about legal documents everyone should have in place so loved-ones will know your wishes. Those include a will, durable power of attorney, and an advance directive for health care. Accountant Choc Schafer also provides some … more
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“Girls on the Run” teaches life skills

Arika Paquette, Erin Riddle and Becca Doyle speak about the “Girls on the Run” program that prepares elementary school-age girls to run a 5K, but also builds confidence and life skills. The run is on May 21st. GirlsOnRun
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New faces at Ketchikan Public Health Center

Kate Helfrich, JoBeth Shimek and Jennifer Bergen are the newest nurses to join the Ketchikan Public Health Center. They give details about their careers and thoughts about public health. PublicHealth
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Southeast News

Petersburg Community Foundation gives out $15,000

Awardees and board members of the Petersburg Community Foundation. (L-R) John Birks, Mysti Birks, Brandi Heppe, Karen Malcom, Cindy Lagoudakis, Dave Berge, Carin Christensen, Annette Wooton, Tom Abbott

Six community organizations are getting a little financial help from the Petersburg Community Foundation.

Gillnetting, trolling closed for Stikine king salmon

Commercial fishing for Stikine River king salmon has been closed down in Southeast Alaska because of low numbers in early May.

Petersburg High School expands LeConte Glacier research

Alexandra Bless, Chauncy Sandhofer and Emma Chase survey points on LeConte Glacier this month. (Photo courtesy of Jon Kludt-Painter)

Petersburg High School students report another successful trip into the LeConte Bay on the mainland near Petersburg, to survey the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. This is the 33rd year for the high school’s LeConte Glacier survey and the amount of research and knowledge about the ice mass continues to expand. This year more students are looking into different aspects of the position and characteristics of that glacier.

National News

Taliban Name New Leader, Confirm Death Of Mullah Mansour

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that a U.S. drone strike killed their leader last week, and they announced his successor: Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, an extremist scholar without military experience. more

Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit

The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated. more

My 'Oriental' Father: On The Words We Use To Describe Ourselves

President Obama recently signed a bill striking the term "Oriental" from federal law. It was a reminder for NPR's Kat Chow of the fact that her father still uses the word — to describe himself. more

Local News

Hydaburg man in custody for DV assault

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According to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, the Hydaburg Village Public Safety Officer received a report at about 6:30 a.m. that a man was using a splitting maul to break down the front door of a home. more
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KRBD celebrates 40th birthday with on-air party

Tom Miller was the first voice heard on KRBD, on May 22, 1976.

KRBD Rainbird Community Radio in Ketchikan celebrated its 40th birthday over the weekend. The party incorporated the station’s annual “Live Day,” a day where everything is read or performed live on the air. more
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Houghtaling projects top proposed CIP list

Houghtaling

The CIP places a new drop-off zone at Houghtaling Elementary School at the top of the prioritized list, followed closely by a roof replacement for that same school. more
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Library director headed to southern Michigan

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)

Ketchikan’s Library Director Linda Lyshol is moving on to a new job as library director of the Branch District Library in southern Michigan, starting in just a few weeks. more
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Ferry sailings down 7 percent next fiscal year

The ferries Matanuska, right, and Fairweather, left, tie up at Juneau's Auke Bay Ferry Terminal May 19, 2016. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

Next winter’s ferry schedule will be leaner than this year’s, and that one was pretty lean. It’s the result of budget cuts, which could lead to the sale of the ferry Taku. more
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Community Reports

First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson speaks about “The Fish Pirate’s Daughter” auditions and 50th anniversary. Cast members and the director of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)” give details about the show. FCP052416
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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for May 20th. CraigPR052016
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Arts Council Report

Jeff Fitwater and Marni Rickelmann speak about the current gallery exhibit, music and arts performances, KRBD’s 40th anniversary celebrations and more. ArtsCouncil051916
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PeaceHealth

Bett Jakubek and Debbi Thompson of the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation speak about the upcoming Sole-stice shoe auction. Jason Harris of Guardian Flight speaks about that organization’s involement with the fundraiser and what they do. sole-stice
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Museum Report

Museum Director Lacey Simpson is leaving Ketchikan. She speaks about her time in the First City and plans for the future. Ann Froeschle and Anita Maxwell thank Simpson and give info about museum happenings. Museum051116
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