Station Highlights

Station Visits

KCS Students

It was a fun filled week with young people at the station.
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KRBD at Winter Arts Faire

2015 Calendar 006

KRBD will be at the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council's Winter Arts Faire the weekend after Thanksgiving. We'll be serving hearty soup... and debuting our 2015 Photo of the Day Community Calendar!
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Listener’s Choice Award!

The Listener's Choice Award goes to.....
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Volunteer of the Year!

And, the Volunteer of the Year Award goes to....
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Kimberley Dean sent us this sunset shot from Nov. 21. She says it lasted just a few minutes before the clouds closed up again.

Photo of the Day
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Morning Edition Interviews

What pet owners should know during trapping season

Trapping season starts December 1st. Listen to find out what you need to know. Click on the title above for a link to a helpful guide.
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Shock returns to Ketchikan to perform Nutcracker


Oliver Shock will perform the role of The Prince in KTB's production of "The Nutcracker."
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360 North TV covering homelessness forum

Casey Kelly of KTOO radio and 360 North television in Juneau speaks about two events in Ketchikan that will be taped and aired – The Alaska Supreme Court hearing on State of Alaska v. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida … more

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Southeast News

Movember brings mustaches to Petersburg

If you think mustaches are out of fashion....well, you could be right. But that hasn't stopped several men in Petersburg from donning them to bring awareness to men's health issues.

Wrangell hospital project closes contracts, starts fresh

The City and Borough of Wrangell and the Wrangell Medical Center closed a settlement this month with a company formerly contracted to help finance a new hospital building. After the hospital project stalled in 2012 with more than a million dollars spent on contracts, city and hospital officials are hoping for a fresh start.

Petersburg considers saving money for project needs

Petersburg may put aside some money for its top capital project priorities in hopes of attracting some state grant money. Local elected officials are still hopeful for capital project grant money this winter despite a gloomy budget outlook for the state government.

Assembly votes to let garden stands sprout in Sitka

The Sitka Assembly voted Tuesday night to make it easier for residents to sell produce they’ve grown at home. The change is part of an effort to make locally grown food more easily accessible.

Local News

Naha Trail damaged in November wind storms

This Forest Service photo shows damage to the access ramp at the Naha River boat dock.

A couple of big wind storms in early November damaged the access ramp at the Naha River trail’s boat dock. The ramp has been removed, and it's unknown when it might be repaired.
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Grants take classes, medical care to villages

The Naukati School, on eastern Prince of Wales Island, is one of several to benefit from a USDA grant. (Courtesy Emily Chaudhury Design)

A federal grant will help expand class options for some Prince of Wales Island students.
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Thanksgiving thoughts


Thanksgiving is Thursday, and in honor of the annual holiday, KRBD asked people in various locations to share what they are thankful for.
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Assembly responds to education lawsuit ruling

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.

A Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in its lawsuit against the State of Alaska over the state’s education funding mandate. The Borough Assembly talked about Friday’s ruling during Monday night’s regular meeting, and Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst calls it a “big win” for Ketchikan.
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Judge rules for borough in education lawsuit

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A superior court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska’s requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.… more

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With Ortiz, House Minority holds 13 of 40 seats

Recently elected House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event.

Southeast Alaska’s representatives in the state house know their committee assignments following the resolution of several close legislative races in the state’s general election. A newcomer and independent from Ketchikan has decided to caucus with the house minority.
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Community Reports

UAS Ketchikan Report

Barbara Morgan speaks about Fisheries Technician classes and Gail Klein gives some reminders about holiday closures and the spring semester.  UAS112614


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Job Service Report

The latest Job Service Report from the Ketchikan Job Center.  Jobs112614

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Library Report

Lisa Pearson speaks about ephemera at the library.
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