Station Highlights

Shh! It’s The Quiet Drive!


Our Fall Quiet Drive is in full swing! What is the value of your KRBD membership? What is the value to your community? As our devoted follower, you are part of a community of like-minded people who believe that public radio is an essential element that enriches our daily lives.
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The Shirts Are In!


The Fall Membership Drive shirts are here! Men's short sleeve in Rusty Bronze. Women's long sleeve in Garnet Red. The Fall shirt is your gift with a contribution of $75 or more. A shirt & mug are yours with a Frequency Level donation or better. Why not make your contribution today?
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Sheila Spores took this summertime photo of paintbrush and spruce near Shelter Cove in Carrol Inlet.

Photo of the Day
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Morning Edition Interviews

CERT wants you!

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The Ketchikan Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for volunteers.  Nora Tombaugh and Debbie Nance explain the program and what being a volunteer entails. CERTmore

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Are you prepared for an emergency?

Members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee talk about emergency preparedness during a call-in show.  EmergencyPrepmore

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Technology workshops for entrepreneurs

Steve Nelson of the Association of Alaska School Boards speaks about e-commerce and e-publishing workshops being held in Klawock September 29th and 30th.  TechWorkshopmore

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Southeast News

20 Years of Xtratuf

Here in Sitka, we marked the end of the visitor season with the 20th Annual Running of the Boots - Sitka's answer to the “Running of the Bulls” in Spain. It combines a very short road race with a very elaborate costume contest.

Petersburg to participate in international film festival

Do you like Indie movies? Do you like to give them a thumbs up or thumbs down? Well, Thursday night at the Petersburg Public Library there’s an international film festival that wants your vote.

Tobacco tax before Petersburg voters

Should Petersburg tax tobacco products and e-cigarettes? That question goes before local voters in the Oct. 7 municipal election.

Petersburg to host Grand Camp, Oct. 8-11

One of the largest gatherings of Alaska Natives in Southeast Alaska is happening next week in Petersburg. The 102nd annual convention of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp will run Oct. 8-11 at Petersburg’s community gym.

Southeast Alaska dive fisheries open in October

Southeast Alaska commercial dive fishermen are gearing up to start fishing for geoduck clams and sea cucumbers in October. For geoducks, a complicated fishery has become even more so following last year’s Chinese ban on U.S. Pacific coast shellfish.

Drifting for salmon continues near Petersburg

The State Department of Fish and Game called another opening for Sunday through Thursday for Districts 6 and 8.

Local News

Felony charges for post-mortem withdrawals

A Ketchikan woman faces multiple felony charges after allegedly clearing out a dead man’s bank accounts this summer.
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Hatchery transfer to SSRAA on Council agenda

The entrance to the Deer Mountain Fish Hatchery is seen last summer. The raptor center's eagle flight cage is in the background. That was removed to allow more space for the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association to expand the hatchery operations.

The Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and one of the items on the agenda are two motions related to the transfer of the city-owned Deer Mountain Hatchery to the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, or SSRAA.
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Governor debate

From left: Bill Walker, Care Clift and Sean Parnell at Wednesday's debate for candidates running for Alaska governor. Nick Bowman of the Ketchikan Daily News moderates.

Three candidates for Alaska governor, independent Bill Walker, Libertarian Care Clift and Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, participated in a debate Wednesday in Ketchikan. Click here to listen to the entire event.
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Jailtime for separate drugs, sex crimes

Two men were sentenced in Superior Court Monday after juries found them guilty of separate drug and sex crimes earlier this year.
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Council candidates talk chloramine, taxes, more

Clockwise from left are Dick Coose, Dave Kiffer, Kevin Staples, Ed Plute and Amanda Mitchell.

Five of the six candidates running for Ketchikan City Council participated in a two-hour forum on KRBD on Tuesday. They addressed a variety of issues, from the city-owned Ketchikan Public Utilities and ways to trim the budget; to fishing off the Stedman Street Bridge.
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UAS Ketchikan receives $6.6 million 5-year grant

UAS professor Dale Miller shows ship simulators that need more classroom space.

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan will receive $6.6 million in federal Title III funds over the next five years.
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Community Reports

UAS Ketchikan Report

Meet UAS Ketchikan’s newest faculty members – Brandon Chapman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and Ali Zeigler, Assistant Professor of Psychology.  UAS100114


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Job Service Report

The latest Job Service Report from the Ketchikan Job Center. Jobs100114more

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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for September 26th CraigPR092614more

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Arts Report

An update on events happening this weekend and next week, calls to artists, fundraising performances and more.  Arts092514more

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Library Report

Lisa Pearson speaks about ephemera at the library.
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Ross Fewing, director of ethics at PeaceHealth’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bellingham, speaks about his job and visit to Ketchikan.  PHKMCmore

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