Station Highlights

KRBD to air AFN convention updates

KRBD will be broadcasting short newscasts from the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in both English and Tlingit.
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KRBD’s Halloween Party!

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Get your costume on and get ready to party...Friday, October 31st!
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Nickol Hietpas sent us this photo taken in the Settlers Cove area in mid-October.

Photo of the Day
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POW Delivers Support for KRBD!

Stop by and Pledge support for your  community radio station, KRBD!

Thanks to all the members on POW who stopped by to support KRBD!
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Morning Edition Interviews

Voters to decide on judicial retention

Assistant District Attorney Ben Hofmeister and Susanne DiPietro, Executive Director of the Alaska Judicial Council, speak about the role of the AJC and the judicial retention process. JudgeRetentionmore

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Putting your garden to bed

Lee Skidmore of the Ketchikan Garden Club speaks about getting your garden ready for winter and thinking ahead to spring. PuttingGardenToBedmore

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Local pens gluten-free recipe book

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Diagnosed with celiac disease, Dawn Schlosser had to change her diet, but found commercial gluten-free options were unpalatable.  She speaks about creating her own recipes that focus on taste and texture.   GlutenFreemore

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Southeast News

147 years later, a changing of the flags on Castle Hill

Sitka celebrated the 147th anniversary of the Alaska transfer on Saturday (10-18-14) with a big parade and a period reenactment.

Petersburg family seeks to bring clean water to Thailand

One vendor at this weekend's Oktoberfest looks to raise money to bring clean drinking water to a Thailand village.

PHS boys swim team wins meet in Sitka

The Petersburg High School swim team won a meet in Sitka even though their coach says they could have had better times.

Man drowns in ANB Harbor

Sitka police say the 41-year-old fell off the main float at ANB harbor last Thursday afternoon.

Local News

Report Card to the Public outlines Ketchikan student performance

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Here’s the synopsis: test scores are up, but the four-year graduation rate is down and the drop-out rate is up.
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School District deals with ten-student drop

The Ketchikan School District is dealing with another unexpected change in enrollment.
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Rotary honors four with vocational awards

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Ketchikan’s two Rotary clubs teamed up with the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce this week to present the annual Rotary Vocation Awards.
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Ketchikan PAC project starts first design phase

The recently painted Ketchikan Performing Arts Center building on Main Street. (Used with permission from PAC.)

The Performing Arts Center committee has hired a California-based architect, who will work with a local firm on design plans. The first phase of that design is expected to be complete by early next summer.
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House District 36 candidates square off

Dan Ortiz, left, and Chere Klein before the House District 36 candidate forum on KRBD.

While the two candidates agree on some issues, such as promoting resource development and making sure the Alaska Marine Highway System remains viable, they have some clear differences, as well. One such area is Medicaid expansion.
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Decrease in 4-year graduation rate, small increase in drop-out rate

Myra Zelensky teaches a 35-student French 1 class.

The Ketchikan School District’s 4-year graduation rate dropped in the 2013-2014 school year. It fell from 77 percent to 73 percent. That’s still slightly higher than the statewide rate of 71 percent.
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Community Reports

Job Service Report

The latest Job Service Report from the Ketchikan Job Center.  Jobs102214

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Museum Report

Ann Froeschle and Anita Maxwell give a wrap up on the gallery season. The museums are open and always free to locals.
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Arts Report

An update on events happening this weekend and next week, calls to artists, fundraising performances and more.

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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for October 16th.

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UAS Ketchikan Report

UAS Ketchikan assistant director Wendy Miles talks about upcoming events.

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PeaceHealth

Lisa McCranie and Donnette Williams from Peacehealth Ketchikan Medical Center talk about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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