Ketchikan animal shelter renovation nearing end Ketchikan animal shelter renovation nearing end

Ketchikan animal shelter renovation nearing end

An animal shelter employee takes a cat to an exam room in the upstairs cat area of the shelter, which is undergoing interior renovations. (Photo by Leila Kheiry) Ketchikan’s Pat Wise Animal Shelter has been going through some slow but steady changes for about six months. The end is now in sight for interior renovations. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/upload … more

City of Ketchikan objects to DOT traffic design City of Ketchikan objects to DOT traffic design

City of Ketchikan objects to DOT traffic design

Front Street in downtown Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo) Ketchikan city officials have some concerns about the state Department of Transportation’s plans for reconfiguring traffic lanes on Front, Mill and Stedman streets. It was the main topic of Tuesday’s special noon City Council meeting. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/06CityDOT.mp3   Front, Mill and Stedman streets are … more

Ketchikan Youth Court swears in 13 new members Ketchikan Youth Court swears in 13 new members

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. They range in age from 11 to 17, and each completed eight weeks of training and passed a bar exam, according to Youth Court Executive Director Glenn Brown. They were induc … more

Council OKs two retail pot license applications Council OKs two retail pot license applications

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. The Council reviews marijuana business license applications that have been submitted to the Alaska Marijuana Control Board for stores within city limits. The city can protest those applications for limited reasons, such as delinquent taxes. Du … more

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Photo of the Day

Becky Moody sent this shot of November sunbeams. 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 been submitted to ot … more

Station Highlights

Bid. Win. Support.

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KRBD's Annual On-Air Auction was a great success, but there are still some cool items looking for good homes. Click here to take a look. more
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Photo of the Day

Becky Moody sent this shot of November sunbeams.

Becky Moody sent this shot of November sunbeams. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Senior dancers discuss “The Nutcracker”

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Clarissa Hubbard and Kay Fazakerly discuss their roles in this year’s production of The Nutcracker, and their experiences at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet.
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Girls on the Run seeks coaches

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Arika Paquette, Erin Riddle and Becca Doyle speak about the “Girls on the Run” program and need for coaches and running buddies.
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Compassionate Friends helps grieving families

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Karen Pitcher and Ann Lucas speak about Compassionate Friends of Ketchikan, a support group for families that have lost children. They also talk about the world-wide candlelight vigil on December 11th.
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Southeast News

Southeast high school volleyball rivals to clash again at state tourney

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Petersburg High School volleyball won two matches Thursday and will face a familiar foe for a chance at the state 2A championship. The Vikings beat the T-Jacks of King Cove in three games Thursday evening 25-18, 25-14 and 25-17. Petersburg opened up the state tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage with a three game win over the Su Valley Rams Thursday afternoon. more

Athletes to Adults: MEHS wrestlers learn about healthy relationships

The Mt. Edgecumbe wrestling team completed the ‘Coaching Boys into Men’ program, an effort to promote healthy relationships and reduce abuse and sexual assault. more

Wrangell pot shop receives conditional use permit

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A proposed Wrangell marijuana business is one step closer to opening its doors. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit Thursday, requested by Happy Cannabis owner Kelsey Martinsen, for a retail store and grow operation.

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National News

Born In Sudan, Based In Brooklyn. A Singer Remixes Her Identities

Please, says the singer-songwriter, don't pigeonhole her as some sort of "refugee artist." She calls her music "East-African Retro-Pop." more

U.S. Kids Far Less Likely To Out-Earn Their Parents, As Inequality Grows

"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says. more

Trump's Continued Ties To 'Celebrity Apprentice' Raise More Conflict Questions

The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest. more

Local News

Friday Night Insights to start on Jan. 6

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The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center will start its wintertime Friday Night Insight programming on Jan 6th, kicking off the season with a “Musical Science Hour” presented by Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers. more
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Ketchikan animal shelter renovation nearing end

A cat rests in its cage in the upstairs cat area of the Ketchikan animal shelter. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

Ketchikan’s Pat Wise Animal Shelter has been going through some slow but steady changes for about six months. The end is now in sight for interior renovations. more
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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. more
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Assembly rejects Outside contract for collections

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After 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. more
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WISH off probation

Ketchikan’s Women in Safe Homes is no longer on probation. WISH was put on probation in the fall of 2015 after a site visit by State Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault officials found the emergency shelter out of compliance on several regulations. more
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

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Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for December 9th.                                    
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Arts Council Report

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Marni Rickelmann and Jeff Fitzwater speak about events this week and next, calls to artists, the upcoming “Stories at Latitude 56″ and more.                                        
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UAS Ketchikan Report

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Wendy Miles speaks about some of the classes being offered during the spring semester which starts in January.        
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Library Report

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  Amanda Kiely talks about the Winter Reading Program and other events planned during spring break.      
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First City Players Report

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Elizabeth Nelson and Amanda Glanzer of First City Players speak about the Figgy Pudding Singers, auditions for the farce “Boeing, Boeing,” and the upcoming annual meeting.              
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