Station Highlights

KRBD’s Halloween Party!

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Get your costume on and get ready to party...Friday, October 31st!
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Wendy Hamilton sent us this shot of some happy swimmers, taken Oct. 7 at Ward Lake.

Photo of the Day
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POW Delivers Support for KRBD!

Stop by and Pledge support for your  community radio station, KRBD!

Thanks to all the members on POW who stopped by to support KRBD!
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Morning Edition Interviews

Public Health nurses talk flu vaccine

Public Health nurses Evan Phillips and Sue Medel give information on the flu vaccine and other immunizations.
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Dog park receives lease, plans Halloween event

Kim Whalen of the Ketchikan Dog Park group gives an update on their progress and details on a dog and owner costume contest on November 1st. DogParkmore

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Rotary’s District Governor visits Ketchikan

Rotary District 5010 Governor Dick Sutliff, Chris Baca of First City Rotary and Nancy Tietje of Rotary 2000 speak about the governor’s visit to Ketchikan and Rotary activities. Rotarymore

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Southeast News

Kreiss Tomkins holds a two-to-one fund raising edge

The democratic incumbent in the House District 35 race has a two-to-one fund raising edge heading into the election.

Mark Begich talks about Southeast Alaska issues

Mark Begich is running for re-election for the U.S. Senate and was in Petersburg this month addressing Southeast Alaska issues.

Sam says he’ll put tribal citizens first

Bob Sam is one of five candidates running for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. At age 60, he returns to the ballot an older man and, if elected, he says, a more wise and prudent council member.

Sitka ended FY2014 with surplus, but rate hikes likely

The city ended the last year with a million dollar surplus in its primary operating budget. But finance director Jay Sweeney told the assembly that several of the funds that pay for utilities are in worse shape, and will likely require more utility rate increases.

Local News

House District 36 race enters the final stretch

hd36Chamber forum

House District 36 covers the southern tip of Alaska’s Southeast region. It includes Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Hyder, Loring and Myers Chuck. Two Ketchikan-based candidates hope to represent those communities in the state Legislature: Republican Chere Klein and independent Dan Ortiz.
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Report: Second-growth logging can start now

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Two Oregon researchers, one an industry consultant and the other an environmental activist, say the transition to harvesting younger Tongass trees can happen within five years, a half to a third of what the Forest Service expects.
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Ketchikan the ‘most exciting’ city in Alaska

Stair street-downtown

The real estate website, which in April ranked Ketchikan the sixth best place to live in Alaska, now has placed the First City in first place for excitement.
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Area schools recognized for student achievement

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.

The schools are recognized for their student’s increased achievement in reading, writing and math standardized test scores.
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Extinguishers: More than just point-and-shoot

KRBD's intern, Megan Petersen, practices putting out a controlled fire with an extinguisher.

In a perfect world, none of us will ever need to use a fire extinguisher. But we all know the world isn’t perfect, so it’s recommended that we at least prepare for the possibility.
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Alleged escapee quickly caught, charged

A 26-year-old Ketchikan woman who already was incarcerated faces additional charges after she allegedly attempted to escape from custody on Friday.
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Community Reports

UAS Ketchikan Report

Gail Klein of UAS Ketchikan talks about the senior tuition waiver offering along with senior student Margaret Davis, who says she is taking her first college class in 41 years.


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Job Service Report

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

Lisa Pearson speaks about ephemera at the library.
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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for October 24th.  CraigPR102414

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Arts Report

Debby Otte of First City Players speaks about “Les Miserables,” and Marni Rickelmann and Shelly Baumeister of the Arts Council speak about calls-to-artists, dances and more. Arts102314

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Museum Report

Ann Froeschle and Anita Maxwell give a wrap up on the gallery season. The museums are open and always free to locals.
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