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PeaceHealth nurses plan to picket this weekend

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center is in the middle of contract negotiations with the Ketchikan chapter of the Alaska Nurses Association, and talks don’t seem to be going well. According to the Ketchikan’s Nurses Facebook page, the group plans to hold informational picketing at the corner of Tongass and Jefferson on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. An earlier post from Jan. 7 on that same pag … more

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Public meetings set on TLMP amendment

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska) The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled three public meetings in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan to update the public on the proposed Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment. The focus of the amendment is the transition to young-growth timber harvest, and phasing out traditional old-growth … more

Family worried about missing Ketchikan man Family worried about missing Ketchikan man

Family worried about missing Ketchikan man

A Ketchikan man has been missing for nearly a month, with no evidence that he left the island. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/22MissingMan.mp3 Roy Banhart was last seen on Dec. 29. He had called for a taxi to take him downtown, and spent some time at the 49er Bar on Water Street. He left the bar, and was going to take a taxi home, apparently. But … more

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Rain+wind+high tide = flooding, evacuations

The pedestrian bridge leading to Creek Street was closed because of flooding at high tide Tuesday. Buckets of rain blew into Ketchikan Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to power outages, overflowing creeks, flooded streets and evacuations. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/21Weather.mp3 The National Weather Service warned us, and they weren’t kidding. Heavy rain combined with strong wind … more

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2015 Calendars Available

“Super Moon Rising Over Metlakatla” by Keith Wadley Planning your  family’s visit to Ketchikan next year?  Wondering when would be the best time to visit with the most going on?  KRBD’s 2015 Photo of the Day Community Calendars can help you plan. Calendars are available at the station, 1101 Copper Ridge, weekdays from 8:30 am until 4 pm. Or pick one up at Starboard Frames & Gifts in t … more

Station Highlights

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Pick. Click. Give. allows our members to pledge their support when it is most convenient for them. They also know they've supported their favorite radio station without affecting their monthly budget. more
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2015 Calendars Available

"Super Moon Rising Over Metlakatla" by Keith Wadley

2015 KRBD calendars available at the station or at Starboard Frames & Gifts in the Plaza or at Parnassus Books and Gifts at 105 Stedman St. more
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Photo of the Day

Marc Osborne sent us this photo of Jessica and Jonas Wallin enjoying an outing at Buggies Beach.

Marc Osborne sent us this photo of Jessica and Jonas Wallin enjoying an outing at Buggies Beach. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

BP Teachers of Excellence

Roxanne Abajian was recognized as a BP Teacher of Excellence in 2013 for her work  at Fawn Mountain Elementary in Ketchikan. Anyone can nominate a teacher by visiting www.bpteachers.com. The deadline is January 30. Winners receive $500 and a matching … more
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Schoenrock joins PeaceHealth team

Doctor Gary Schoenrock is now visiting Ketchikan monthly.  He speaks about his 37 years as a urologist and how technology and treatment have changed over the years.  Schoenrock
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Tsimpsian language classes begin

Intermediate Tsimpsian classes begin January 21st. Terri Burr speaks about the class and efforts to preserve the language. more
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Southeast News

Marc Luiken is state’s new transportation commissioner

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There’s a new boss at the state agency overseeing roads, airports and ferries.

What does civil rights mean to 21st century kids?

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Almost 50 Years after Martin Luther King led the march from Selma to Montgomery, that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act, the landscape of civil rights has changed. There are new faces tackling modern issues in the city of Sitka.

Heavy rains flood creeks, fill reservoirs

A dog reconsiders his walk down the Nelson Logging Road. A 12-foot high tide plus heavy rains sent Starrigavan Creek over its banks at 1 PM today (1-21-15). (Hugh Bevan photo)

There is an upside to having rainy, autumn weather in the middle of winter: both Sitka’s reservoirs are filling up. Frank Rogers, Sitka’s senior hydroelectric operator, says water levels in Blue Lake rose 2 feet overnight on Tuesday (1-20-15), after over two inches of rain fell in the area.

Local News

PeaceHealth nurses plan to picket this weekend

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PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center is in the middle of contract negotiations with the Ketchikan chapter of the Alaska Nurses Association, and talks don’t seem to be going well. more
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Public meetings set on TLMP amendment

The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled three public meetings in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan to update the public on the proposed Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment. more
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Scientific societies oppose old-growth logging

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More scientists have joined a campaign to stop old-growth logging in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. more
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Family worried about missing Ketchikan man

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A Ketchikan man has been missing for nearly a month, with no evidence that he left the island. more
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Local students nominated to service academies

This week, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young announced their nominations of Alaska high school seniors to various U.S. military service academies. more
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Community Reports

Job Service Report

The latest report from the Ketchikan Job Center.  Jobs012315
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Arts Report

Jazz Cabaret underway with shows this weekend. Boombal continues Tango lessons through January on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wearable Art is holding modeling workshops for their upcoming show and seeks volunteers. The Arts Council offers help in applying for Rasmuson Artist … more
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UAS Ketchikan Report

It’s not too late to sign up for some spring classes.  Gail Klein also says it’s time to think about applying for financial aid, and the Certified Nurse’s Assistance classes are starting soon.  UAS012115  
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National News

President Obama Welcomed To India With A Significant Hug

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Obamas at the airport in New Delhi, starting off a three-day trip. The leaders are expected to discuss trade, climate change and global terrorism. more

Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny. more

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family. more