Mallott talks mines, Tongass timber, budget Mallott talks mines, Tongass timber, budget

Mallott talks mines, Tongass timber, budget

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo) Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan this week. He stopped in at KRBD to talk about his visit to the big island, current issues facing the State of Alaska and his “weird” job.   document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/28Mallott.mp3 That’s right. Lt. Gov. Byro … more

Childcare providers earn CDA credentials Childcare providers earn CDA credentials

Childcare providers earn CDA credentials

Betty Csech and Lindsey Arnette Two women working at the Little Village Learning Center in Ketchikan recently received their Child Development Associate Credentials. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/27CDA_Web.mp3 Lindsey Arnette and Betty Csech each spent about four to six months completing the program. The CDA is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education. J … more

Tree takes out SEAPA & KPU power lines Tree takes out SEAPA & KPU power lines

Tree takes out SEAPA & KPU power lines

Kim Whalen sent us this photo of downed power lines in the Ward Cove area. A tree took out power lines in Ketchikan’s Ward Cove area Tuesday morning, affecting power throughout Ketchikan and the Southeast Alaska Power Agency system. Power was fully restored in Ketchikan by mid-afternoon. KPU Electric Division Manager Andy Donato said the tree came down just a few minutes before 7 a.m., and wiped out … more

Tatsuda’s celebrates 100th anniversary Tatsuda’s celebrates 100th anniversary

Tatsuda's celebrates 100th anniversary

Bill Tatsuda and his daughter, Katherine Tatsuda Tatsuda’s grocery is celebrating its 100th anniversary in April. At Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce lunch, Bill Tatsuda told the story of how the business began and was able to survive through hardships and changing times. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/25Tatsudas_Web.mp3 Sometimes emotional and often funny, Bill Tatsuda told how his f … more

Photo of the Day Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Sarah Pederson sent us this amazing shot, taken from the South Tongass bike path last Saturday. 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 pr … more

Station Highlights

One Poem a Day Schedule and Poems

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Click here to see the list of poems and to listen. more
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Photo of the Day

Sarah Pederson sent us this amazing shot, taken from the South Tongass bike path last Saturday.

Sarah Pederson sent us this amazing shot, taken from the South Tongass bike path last Saturday. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

New faces at Ketchikan Public Health Center

Kate Helfrich, JoBeth Shimek and Jennifer Bergen are the newest nurses to join the Ketchikan Public Health Center. They give details about their careers and thoughts about public health. PublicHealth
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Blood drive comes to the First City

Blood Bank of Alaska will be in Ketchikan May 4th through 6th for a blood drive. If interested in signing up to donate, call Blood Bank of Alaska at 907-222-5630 to reserve a time slot. more
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KVB gears up for the tourist season

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau President and CEO, Patti Mackey, talks about the upcoming season, opportunties for businesses and “Tourist for a Day.” KVB
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Southeast News

Ferry fares rise for third time in a year

Passengers board the ferry Malaspina while vehicles wait to load at the Auke Bay terminal in Juneau. Travelers will no longer be able to take advantage of some discounts, due to budget cuts. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)

It’s costing 10 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower-48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.

Assembly considers opening boats to tourists

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On Tuesday night (4-26-16), the Assembly considered allowing rentals, on a conditional use basis, in Sitka’s municipal harbors and slips. They also received an update on branding for tourists and firmed up zoning laws for marijuana business.

Little scientists examine ecosystems in bioblitz

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How many things live in our backyard, and how are they connected? That’s what little scientists were trying to discover during a Junior BioBlitz on Wednesday. The kids tromped in muskeg and listened to birds during the daylong survey of ecosystems.

National News

Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans. more

Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money

In 1997, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered millions of dollars in additional funding to 31 of the poorest school districts in the state. Camden alone spends about $23,000 per student per year. more

A 60,000-Pound Problem

What do you do when a 43-foot dead whale washes up on your beach? The National Marine Fisheries Service's Justin Viezbicke explains the options: tow it to sea, bury it, cut it up ... or use dynamite. more

Local News

Borough, schools budgets up for Assembly vote

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider introduction of two big-money items during Monday’s regular meeting. more
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UAS Ketchikan graduation set for Saturday

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)

Seventeen students will participate in Saturday’s ceremony, and 34 graduates will be recognized. The commencement speaker will be Biz Robbins, who has retired after 19 years as a UAS adjunct and tutor. more
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School Board OKs FY’17 district budget

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The vote came just a few days before the May 1st deadline. The Board had delayed submitting the budget to the borough because of uncertainty over state education funding. more
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Mallott talks mines, Tongass timber, budget

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan this week. He stopped in at KRBD to talk about his visit to the big island, current issues facing the State of Alaska and his “weird” job. more
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Childcare providers earn CDA credentials

Betty Csech and Lindsey Arnette

Two women working at the Little Village Learning Center in Ketchikan recently received their Child Development Associate Credentials. Lindsey Arnette and Betty Csech each spent about four to six months completing the program. more
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for April 29th CraigPR042916
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Arts Council Report

Greg Kalbaugh talks about the Ketchikan Community Concert Band’s May 1st performance. Jeff Fitwater and Marni Rickelmann discuss upcoming events and calls to artists. ArtsCounci042816
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First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson and Amanda Glanzer speak about auditions for “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)” and upcoming plays and events. FCP042616
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PeaceHealth

Matt Eisenhower speaks about PeaceHealth’s “CareConnect” electronic health-care records project. PHKMCCareConnect
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Museum Report

Hayley Chambers and Anita Maxwell speak about classes and activities at the museums and an effort to catalog and display totem pole fragments. Museum041316
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