Injunction denial met with pleasure, disappointment Injunction denial met with pleasure, disappointment

Injunction denial met with pleasure, disappointment

This image is from the cover of the Big Thorne Timber Sale Environmental Impact Study. (U.S. Forest Service photo) Thursday’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against an emergency motion for an injunction to delay the Big Thorne Timber Sale was greeted with pleasure or disappointment, depending on who you talk to. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uplo … more

POW airport equipment outages spark debate POW airport equipment outages spark debate

POW airport equipment outages spark debate

National Weather Service-run equipment at the Klawock Airport on Prince of Wales Island has been a subject of debate recently. Federal Aviation Administration rules state that no commercial aircraft can land or take off without the visibility information provided by the equipment. After a couple of malfunctions, a small airline based in nearby Craig sent a letter out to residents of the isla … more

Federal agency reviewing yellow cedar for protection Federal agency reviewing yellow cedar for protection

Federal agency reviewing yellow cedar for protection

An aerial shot of a yellow cedar stand. (U.S. Forest Service photo) Based on a petition submitted about a year ago by a coalition of conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that protection for the Alaska yellow cedar tree might be warranted under the federal Endangered Species Act. Yellow cedar is a popular commercial wood, and among the three tree … more

Pot committee discusses community survey Pot committee discusses community survey

Pot committee discusses community survey

The Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee had its second meeting Monday, and heard from some members of the public before discussing state action and a possible local survey. Don Wright spoke against limits on the number of plants people are allowed to grow. He says growing marijuana isn’t that easy, and limits will make growing a useable product that much more difficult. Wright also advocated f … more

Photo of the Day Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Mary Henrikson caught this woodpecker taking a break from pecking. 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 photos that have not be … more

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Station Highlights

Website problems

When you select stories or links on the KRBD website, in most cases a blank page pops up.  Click on the refresh symbol and the correct page should appear.  We are trying to determine the cause of the problem and correct it. … more
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Klawock signal

The signal is back in Klawock! If there are further problems, please let us know. You can call 1-800-557-5723 or post a notice to our Facebook page.  Thanks.
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One Poem a Day Schedule and Poems

Poetry

Click here to see the list of poems and to listen. more
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Photo of the Day

Mary Henrikson caught this woodpecker taking a break from pecking.

Mary Henrikson caught this woodpecker taking a break from pecking. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Crests and heraldry to be discussed

Bill Urquhart and John Radzilowski speak about the next Ask UAS presentation – Kinship Art: Crests and Heraldry from Scottish, Tlingit and European Cultures. Irene Dundas will also participate in Thursday’s discussion at the campus library (6:30 pm on 4/16). CrestsHeraldry
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Resources available for victims of domestic violence

Diane Gubatayao and Rick Pickrell speak about services available through WISH and KIC for victims of domestic violence – both women and men. Also some statistics about the problem and what you can do to help yourself and others. DomesticViolence
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Chorus to perform patriotic concert

Steve Kinney speaks about the concert “Patriotic Pride” scheduled for April 11th and 12th. The concert features the Ketchikan Community Chorus plus orchestra. PatrioticPride
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Southeast News

Borough to consider using two recycling programs

Petersburg is planning to purchase blue recycling bins for household customers, to replace blue plastic bags currently used for curbside collection.

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is set to consider a resolution that would run two curbside recycling programs at the same time, one for blue recycling bags and one for carts.

Closing after 65 years, Brenner women look to the future

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The doors of one of the oldest family-owned stores in Sitka closed last month. Brenner’s Fine Clothing and Gifts has been a staple on Lincoln Street for the past 65 years.

Petersburg hosts state’s first co-ed roller derby bout

PRR group photo

Competitive roller derby returns to Petersburg this weekend with two bouts hosted by Petersburg’s Ragnarok Rollers.

Local News

Injunction denial met with pleasure, disappointment

This image is from the cover of the Big Thorne Timber Sale Environmental Impact Study. (U.S. Forest Service photo)

Thursday’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against an emergency motion for an injunction to delay the Big Thorne Timber Sale was greeted with pleasure or disappointment, depending on who you talk to. more
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Boro Assembly to discuss bans on pallets, pot

Pallets

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider adopting an ordinance Monday that would prohibit pallet bonfires on borough beaches. The Assembly also will again consider a ban on commercial marijuana operations. more
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Council keeps Ketchikan drug dog on staff

Going against a recommendation from Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard, the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday directed management to maintain the drug dog program. more
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9th Circuit denies Big Thorne injunction

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion for an injunction that would have delayed the Big Thorne Timber Sale pending an appeal of a lower-court ruling. more
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Ortiz hears concerns as session end nears

House District 36 Map

With only a few days left in regular session for the Alaska Legislature, House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz held a teleconference Wednesday evening with constituents in Wrangell and Ketchikan to answer questions and hear concerns. more
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National News

New ISIS Video Purports To Show Shooting, Beheading Of Christians

The footage shows some 30 people it says are Ethiopian Christians killed in two separate locations in Libya. more

Up To 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa. more

Security Tightens For Second Boston Marathon Since The Bombing

The Boston Marathon bombing two years ago changed how organizers run the annual race. Despite stepped-up security, 1 million fans will be cheering on runners from the sidelines on Monday. more

Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for April 17th CraigPR041715  
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Arts Council Report

Marni Rickelmann speaks about current gallery shows, dance opportunities, Anne of Green Gables and more.  ArtsCouncil041615
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PeaceHealth

Occupational Therapist Kari DeFreest speaks about “Aging in Place,” and what you can do to make your home safer and more accessible as you get older.  AgingInPlace  
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