5 students awarded Sam Pitcher scholarships 5 students awarded Sam Pitcher scholarships

5 students awarded Sam Pitcher scholarships

From left are Sarah Short, Terran Stack, Ezrie Anderson, Karri Montero and Abbigail Gaugler. (Photo courtesy Karen Pitcher) Five Ketchikan students have been awarded scholarships through the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Fund. According to an announcement from Karen Pitcher, the students are seventh-grader Sarah Short, eighth-grader Abbigail Gaugler, 10th-graders Ezrie Anderson and Karri Mo … more

CTA’s land-into-trust application approved CTA’s land-into-trust application approved

CTA's land-into-trust application approved

The Department of the Interior announced January 13th approval of Craig Tribal Association’s land-into-trust application.  This is the first application from Alaska to be approved since the Interior Department issued a revised rule in 2014 expelling the “Alaska exception.” document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/19CTAtrust.mp3 Craig Tribal Association’s ap … more

Council votes no on Wearable Art shuttle Council votes no on Wearable Art shuttle

Council votes no on Wearable Art shuttle

The Ted Ferry Civic Center is owned and operated by the City of Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo) The Ketchikan City Council voted unanimously Thursday to not fund a shuttle for the popular Wearable Art Show. The proposed shuttle, which the city funded last year, would have brought audience members from the Centennial Lot in the downtown area up to the Ted Ferry Civic Center. The shuttle would have co … more

Landis: Gravina Access top accomplishment in ’16 Landis: Gravina Access top accomplishment in ’16

Landis: Gravina Access top accomplishment in '16

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (File photo by Leila Kheiry) Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis gave his “state of the borough” address to a Chamber of Commerce audience on Wednesday. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/19Landis.mp3 Mayor Landis started his presentation with some numbers: “The borough is 6,900 square miles,” he sa … more

Deer Mountain logging off the table for now Deer Mountain logging off the table for now

Deer Mountain logging off the table for now

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry) The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office is no longer pursuing action toward timber sales on Deer Mountain or land in Petersburg. The Trust board meets next week – Jan. 25th and 26th – and in the meeting packet is a memo from TLO Executive Director John Morrison. He writes that while a federal land exchange deal wasn’t app … more

Station Highlights

The Bird is the Word Store

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KRBD's store is now open! more
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Photo of the Day

Rosie Roppel took this photo she calls Moving House on the Narrows.

Rosie Roppel took this photo she calls "Moving House on the Narrows." more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Meet kittens and learn about dog and cat care

Two of the kittens up for adoption at the animal shelter.

The Ketchikan Public Library and KGB Animal Protection are teaming up for an animal education event at the library on January 21st. Kids of all ages can help make toys and treats for shelter animals and learn about animals.
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Geologist discusses earthquakes and tsunamis

Geologist Jim Baichtal will be presenting information about the geology of the Pacific Rim at the Friday Night Insight Program. He and Ketchikan Fire Chief Abner Hoage also discuss the importance of being earthquake prepared.
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Metlakatla Presbyterian Church prepares for centennial celebration

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The Metlakatla Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. It is asking members and friends for pictures, articles, other documents and memorabilia for a memory book. more
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Southeast News

Two prospects left in Wrangell’s hunt for borough manager

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The City and Borough of Wrangell has narrowed down its prospects for the borough manager position to two candidates. Current Manager Jeff Jabusch announced his retirement in September.

The hiring committee made up of Wrangell Borough Assembly members and borough … more

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Borough land auction brings in more than $500,000

An unsuccessful bidder considers her options while Carol Jensen, the eventual top bidder, watches. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaskaNews)

Petersburg sold five of seven lots that were up for auction during Tuesday’s Borough Assembly meeting. But only one brought a bidding war. more

Advocates: It’s still worth enrolling in Obamacare

Southeast Regional Health Consortium Outreach and Enrollment Manager Andrea Thomas, left, and Alaska Primary Care Association Navigator Program Manager Jessie Menkins stopped in Petersburg Thursday to talk about the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. (Ed Schoenfeld/ CoastAlaska News)

Health-care officials are urging Southeast Alaskans to continue signing up for Obamacare, despite its uncertain future. more

National News

Digital Transition Of Power Is Not So Peaceful

As with every new administration, Donald Trump and his team took over the White House website Friday. more

The Trump Foreign Policy Doctrine — In 3 Points

When the clock struck noon, the White House website switched over to signify Donald Trump becoming the new president. And on that site, Trump laid out how he would approach the world. more

East Timor's Soccer Team Booted From Asian Cup For Fake Document Scheme

The Asian Football Confederation says it found out that a dozen Brazilian-born soccer players playing for East Timor were registered using phony birth or baptism certificates. more

Local News

5 students awarded Sam Pitcher scholarships

From left are Sarah Short, Terran Stack, Ezrie Anderson, Karri Montero and Abbigail Gaugler. (Photo courtesy Karen Pitcher)

The students are seventh-grader Sarah Short, eighth-grader Abbigail Gaugler, 10th-graders Ezrie Anderson and Karri Montero, and 11th-grader Terran Stack. more
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CTA’s land-into-trust application approved

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The Department of the Interior announced January 13th approval of Craig Tribal Association’s land-into-trust application. This is the first application from Alaska to be approved since the DOI issued a revised rule in 2014. more
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Coalition awarded grant to prevent depression

The City of Ketchikan is seen from the water on a cloudy day.

Ketchikan Wellness Coalition's Behavioral Health Task Force identified depression as one of the biggest mental health concern in the community. more
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Council votes no on Wearable Art shuttle

The Ted Ferry Civic Center is owned and operated by the City of Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)

Parking at the Ted Ferry is limited and every year the parking lot fills up quickly for each performance of the Wearable Art Show. There is a somewhat steep, unlit gravel trail people can use to walk up from the Centennial Lot, and audience members can take the Cape Fox Lodge tram, if it’s operational that weekend. more
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Landis: Gravina Access top accomplishment in ’16

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (File photo by Leila Kheiry)

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis gave his “state of the borough” address to a Chamber of Commerce audience on Wednesday. more
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

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Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for January 19th.                                            
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Arts Council Report

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Marni Rickelmann and Jeff Fitzwater give details on events happening this week, calls to artists, and the need for volunteers for the Wearable Arts Show.                                     … more
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PeaceHealth

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Meet Dr. Julie Conyers, a new general surgeon at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.    
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Library Report

Ketchikan Public Library. (KRBD file photo)

Meet the new library director, Pat Tully, and hear about upcoming events.        
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Museum Report

The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)

Meet Dr. Lee Gray, the new museum director, and Anita Maxwell speaks upcoming classes and opportunities to provide input on the permanent museum display.      
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