Mayor gives State of the Borough presentation Mayor gives State of the Borough presentation

Mayor gives State of the Borough presentation

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry) Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis gave an update during Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce lunch on what’s happening with the borough. Landis said declining oil tax revenue is bad news for state government, and that bad news will ripple down to local governments. But, he said, it’s not all … more

Group wants Perm Fund to help cover deficit Group wants Perm Fund to help cover deficit

Group wants Perm Fund to help cover deficit

Judy Brady of Alaska’s Future speaks during Wednesday’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. A coalition of Alaska groups and businesses have come together to form a statewide organization focused on encouraging lawmakers to use a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to ease the state’s deficit. Representatives of Alaska’s Future were in Ketchikan this week, and gave a pre … more

WISH on probation, but questions arise WISH on probation, but questions arise

WISH on probation, but questions arise

Ketchikan’s Women in Safe Homes has been on probation since last fall after a site visit by the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault found the emergency shelter out of compliance with various regulations. WISH officials, though, say there was no warning from the state council that there were any problems. In fact, just a few months prior, the shelter had received notice of complianc … more

Photo of the Day Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Rachel Guyselman sent us this reflective Southeast scene, taken near the Margaret Lake wildlife observatory. 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 t … more

Station Highlights

You Can Make A Difference

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When you file for your 2016 PFD, you have an opportunity to contribute to non-profits that make a difference in your life. Click here to see which non-profits are eligible. more
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Photo of the Day

Rachel Guyselman sent us this reflective Southeast scene, taken near the Margaret Lake wildlife observatory.

Rachel Guyselman sent us this reflective Southeast scene, taken near the Margaret Lake wildlife observatory. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Peratrovich celebrations planned

Peratrovich

Vicki Fouts speaks about Elizabeth Peratrovich events planned for February 13th and 16th, and Janalee Gage invites the community to participate in “One Billion Rising” on Saturday. Peratrovich_Respect
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Quilt show set for weekend

Quilt

Cheri Davis gives details about the Rainy Day Quilters and the 25th Annual “Quilting in the Rain” show February 13th and 14th at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. QuiltShow
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Ketchikan Creek clean-up planned

The volunteer group Coastbusters is organizing a Ketchikan Creek clean-up on Saturday.  All are invited to help out. Brooke Ratzat and Beau Dale give details. KtnCreekCleanup
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Southeast News

Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

photo from http://pacificmarinedist.com

Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are learning about new safety requirements for life rafts that take effect later this month. The changes are included in past Coast Guard re-authorization bills and will mean smaller fishing boats will have to have a life raft to go three miles offshore.

Sitka settles with tasered teen for $350,000

The video of the arrest of 18-year-old Franklin Hoogendorn was at the center of a months-long controversy over Sitka police procedures. (YouTube image capture)

Sitka has settled out of court with a high school student who was tasered in the city’s jail in 2014. Franklin Hoogendorn will be paid $350,000 by Sitka’s insurance carrier.

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Planning commission speaks against federal logging plan

Trees on Mitkof Island in the Tongass National Forest. Photo/Angela Denning

Petersburg’s Planning and Zoning commissioners disagreed with the plan’s focus to move from old growth to young growth harvest.

National News

Ready, Set, Watch: The Great Backyard Bird Count Starts Today

The annual event invites bird-watchers of all levels to count the birds in their backyards, and submit the data to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. more

Pope, Head Of The Russian Orthodox Church Meet For The First Time

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill are meeting in Havana, Cuba. It's the first time leaders of the two churches have met since a schism 1,000 years ago divided Christianity. more

Einstein, A Hunch And Decades Of Work: How Scientists Found Gravitational Waves

Behind the headlines and news conferences announcing the discovery were decades of hard work, hundreds of scientists and more than a billion dollars in taxpayer funds. more

Local News

Mayor gives State of the Borough presentation

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

Borough Mayor David Landis says declining oil tax revenue is bad news for state government, and that it will ripple down to local governments. But, he said, it’s not all doom and gloom. more
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Group wants Perm Fund to help cover deficit

Judy Brady of Alaska's Future speaks during Wednesday's Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

A coalition of Alaska groups and businesses have come together to form a statewide organization focused on encouraging lawmakers to use a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to ease the state’s deficit. more
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School District looks at first draft of budget

Ketchikan School Board meets at the White Cliff Building on February 10, 2016.

The Ketchikan School Board looked at draft version 1.0 of the FY17 budget at its Wednesday meeting. more
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WISH on probation, but questions arise

Ketchikan from the water

WISH officials say there was no warning from the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault that there were any problems. In fact, just a few months prior, the shelter had received notice of compliance, praising the program for following regulations. more
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Six awarded 2016 Sam Pitcher scholarships

From left are Connor Wodehouse, Andrea Short, Katelin Kalbaugh, Charlie Blair, Henry Clark, and Tristan Dahl. (Photo courtesy Karen Pitcher)

The scholarship winners are ninth-graders Katelin Kalbaugh, Andrea Short and Connor Wodehouse, and seventh-graders Charlie Blair, Henry Clark, and Tristan Dahl. more
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for February 12th CraigPR021216
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Arts Council Report

Jeff Fitzwater and Marni Rickelmann speak about events happening this and next week, SMArt Class, and artist opportunities.  ArtsCouncil021116
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First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson speaks about Star Path Academy for youth. She, Niles Corporon and Amanda Glanzer also discuss the upcoming play “The Mousetrap.” FCP020916
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UAS Ketchikan Report

Larry O’Loane speaks about the diesel engine class, and Wendy Miles talks about an opportunity to get help applying for Federal financial aid. UAS020316
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PeaceHealth

Andrew Zink and Alan Christensen from the OB/Gyn unit at PeaceHealth talk about women’s healthcare needs and what is offered here in Ketchikan.  1.20 PeaceHealth
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