Nine victims recovered from fatal plane crash Nine victims recovered from fatal plane crash

Nine victims recovered from fatal plane crash

Misty Fiords National Monument is known for its dramatic granite cliffs. Pictured is a view from Rudyerd Bay. (File photo by Leila Kheiry) Recovery efforts were successful Friday, and rescue crews retrieved the bodies of nine people killed Thursday when a floatplane crashed into the side of a steep mountain in Misty Fiords National Monument outside of Ketchikan. document.createElement … more

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Tourists react to flightseeing fatalities

One day after a fatal floatplane crash, propeller sounds and sales pitches could still be heard on the docks in Ketchikan. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/26Crashreaction.mp3 Don Bowman sells tours from a booth on Berth 4. He says about 90% of the tourists he spoke with today were aware of the previous days plane crash, killing eight tourists and the pilot on a flightseeing trip t … more

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Kathy Kelley sent us this orange-sherbet sunrise from Craig on Prince of Wales Island. 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 pho … more

Station Highlights

Photo of the Day

Kathy Kelley sent us this orange-sherbet sunrise from Craig on Prince of Wales Island.

Kathy Kelley sent us this orange-sherbet sunrise from Craig on Prince of Wales Island. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Totem pole conservation

State Museum Conservator Ellen Carlee is in Ketchikan examining totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center. She explains the survey process and conservation efforts. more
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Understanding grief

Counselor Jan Lighthill speaks about the process of grief and how everyone grieves differently. Members of local bereavement support groups share their experiences and advice. more
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Funding available for “high tunnels”

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Samia Savell of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service speaks about funding available to help pay for "high tunnels" often called hoop houses. more
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Southeast News

Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Teacher Theressa Phillips reads to the toddler class with Assistant teacher, Brina Compton and teen worker, Kallie Caples looking on. Photo/Angela Denning

One of Petersburg's preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids but a planned expansion could help drop that number.

Summer king season to open July 1, but not without protest

Southeast Alaska salmon trollers will open their season on schedule this Wednesday -- but under protest. The state says this year’s quota for Alaska fishermen under the Pacific Salmon treaty is too low.

Harbor Mountain road open to public again

Harbor Mountain Road in Sitka is open again after a long closure. Starting Friday, 6-26-15, vehicles and pedestrians will have full access to the recreation area and trailhead at the top of the mountain.

Local News

Sealaska board unchanged by election

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)

Sealaska shareholders have returned five incumbents to the regional Native corporation’s 13-member board of directors. more
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Nine victims recovered from fatal plane crash

Ella Lake, seen from the U.S. Forest Service cabin at the site. (USFS photo)

The nine people killed Thursday when a floatplane crashed into the side of a steep mountain in Misty Fiords National Monument outside of Ketchikan have been identified. more
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Tourists react to flightseeing fatalities

The Holland America Cruise Ship Westerdam prepares to dock in Juneau July 16, 2012. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

One day after a fatal floatplane crash, propeller sounds and sales pitches could still be heard on the docks in Ketchikan. more
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No survivors in Misty Fiords plane crash

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Nine people died Thursday afternoon when the DeHavilland Otter floatplane they were traveling in went down near Ella Lake in Misty Fiords National Monument near Ketchikan. more
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New fence goes up at State Building

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Ketchikan’s 40-year-old State Building has a new six-foot chain-link fence. In February, the building-wide security committee noticed the parking garage’s old guard rail was in disrepair and decided to use some building improvement funds for a new fence. more
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National News

Women's Soccer Game Tonight Features The World's Top 2 Teams

The second-ranked U.S. plays No. 1 Germany in a semifinal. They're battling for a spot in Sunday's final. more

Dozens Dead In Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash

The C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff today into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city. more

5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

The New Jersey governor has seen his political stock fall, but he'll try to begin anew with his official presidential announcement on Tuesday at his high school alma mater. more

Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for June 26  CraigPR022615
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Arts Council Report

Marni Rickelmann and Kathleen Light speak about a Rasmusen artist grant opportunity, Blueberry events and much more. ArtsCouncil062515
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Sports Report

Sue Medel and Elizabeth Einset speak about their experiences during the AIDS Life Cycle event. Sports062215
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