Senate committee talks about Tongass transition Senate committee talks about Tongass transition

Senate committee talks about Tongass transition

The plan to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest was discussed during a Senate Energy Committee hearing Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/24TongassHrg.mp3 The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service) Most of the Senate hearing focu … more

Conservator assesses Chief Johnson totem pole Conservator assesses Chief Johnson totem pole

Conservator assesses Chief Johnson totem pole

Detail of the Chief Johnson pole where the beak fell off. Vancouver, British Columbia, based Conservator Andrew Todd is in Ketchikan this week to assess the condition of the Chief Johnson Totem Pole. The 55 foot replica was carved by Tlingit carver Israel Shotridge and raised in 1989 at the south end of the Centennial Building parking lot.  Todd was brought up after the beak of the raven fig … more

2016 Skiff Raffle 2016 Skiff Raffle

2016 Skiff Raffle

Development Director Stuart Whyte poses with this year’s skiff. Tickets are available now for KRBD’s 21st Annual 4th of July Raffle! Pick yours up at KRBD, the Sourdough Bar, or wherever you see the skiff. Just $15 each. You could win one of four fantastic prizes! 1st Prize: A 16 foot Lund skiff with a steering console, 40 HP Honda Motor, and EZ Loader Trailer courtesy of Timber and Marine Supply 2nd Prize: … more

Photo of the Day Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Danny Hoggard sent us this shot of an orca breaching in the Mountain Point area. 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 photos th … more

Station Highlights

2016 Skiff Raffle

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Tickets are available now for KRBD's 21st Annual 4th of July Raffle! Pick yours up today. You could win one of four fantastic prizes! more
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Photo of the Day

Danny Hoggard sent us this shot of an orca breaching in the Mountain Point area.

Danny Hoggard sent us this shot of an orca breaching in the Mountain Point area. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

R2AK’s Team Ketchikan ready to race

Team Soggy Beavers was one of the 15 teams to finish last year's Race to Alaska. (KRBS file photo)

A Ketchikan team will compete in this year's Race to Alaska. The 750-mile event for human and wind-powered watercraft starts in Port Townsend, Wash., and ends in Ketchikan. more
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Understanding gardening terms

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Master gardener Lee Skidmore explains gardening terms such as dead head, damping off, being leggy, wuzzled and more. GardenTerms
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Advocates for older Alaskans

Lisa Gowdy with the State of Alaska Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman taks about the rights of seniors in long-term care facilities and volunteer opportunities. more
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Southeast News

USCGC Maple changes command

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The Coast Guard held a change of command ceremony aboard the Cutter Maple in Sitka yesterday morning (06-23-16). Beneath blue skies, Lieutenant Commander Mike Newell transferred command of the 225-buoy tender to Lieutenant Commander Patrick Armstrong.

‘Invasives Week’ efforts still focused on Sitka’s D.vex

D. vex grows in dense colonies. Although each individual is microscopic, together they form a dense mat resembling a sponge. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)

It's Invasive Species Awareness Week in Alaska. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey caught up with one of the state’s top invasive-fighters, Tammy Davis, as she coordinated a dive team in Sitka’s Whiting Harbor.

Sitka schools catch quarter-million budget break

After months of meetings and wrangling over the 2017 budget, the Sitka School board learned that fiscal year 2016, which ends in a week, will close out with a quarter-million dollar surplus.

National News

Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law. more

Fallout From Supreme Court Ruling Against Texas Law's Abortion Restrictions

While Texas' law governing clinics that perform abortions was among the most restrictive, many other states have laws with some of the same provisions. more

Supreme Court Finds Texas Law On Abortion Providers Unconstitutional

The 2-year-old law required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; the justices reversed a federal appeals court decision, 5-3. more

Local News

Senate committee talks about Tongass transition

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The plan to transition to second-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest was discussed during a Senate Energy Committee hearing Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. more
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Conservator assesses Chief Johnson totem pole

Detail of the Chief Johnson pole when the beak fell off.

Conservator Andrew Todd is in Ketchikan this week to assess the condition of the Chief Johnson Totem Pole. Todd was brought up after the beak of the raven figure fell off in early April. more
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To be or not to be…an organ donor

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Signing up to be an organ donor in Alaska is easy. But what does it mean to be an organ donor and what exactly are you agreeing to? Donna Brahaney with Life Alaska Donor Services discussed organ donation during presentations in the First City. more
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Sealaska to announce board, term limits vote

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 will learn the results of the regional Native corporation's election during its annual meeting, set for Saturday in Ketchikan. more
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This year’s PILT funding levels announced

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

Ketchikan and POW are among the Alaska communities to receive payments this year through the federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program, distributed by the U.S. Department of the Interior. more
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for June 24th.      
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Arts Council Report

Jeff Fitwater and Marni Rickelmann speak about dances, arts and crafts opportunities, upcoming performances and more. Jean Bartos talks about the Southeast Fair in Haines and how you can enter items.
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Wellness Coalition

Emily Chapel of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition talks about the findings of the Behavioral Health Task Force’s survey. The task force will focus on depression and how to help adults and youth have more positive connections in their lives.
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Library Report

Lisa Pearson speaks about the adult summer reading program, author visits, special programs and more.
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PeaceHealth

Hospital

Mischa Chernick and Marty West give details about the hospital’s new surgical suite and clinic space. Chernick also explains how clinics will transition to the new space. PeaceHealth
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