Local group forms to ‘Save Deer Mountain’ Local group forms to ‘Save Deer Mountain’

Local group forms to 'Save Deer Mountain'

Two longtime Ketchikan residents have formed a new organization to stop recently announced plans to log Deer Mountain. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/26SaveDeerMt.mp3 “I think that the Mental Health Trust board and staff has shown utter disregard for the public process, arrogance and frankly contempt for the people of Ketchikan,” said former City of … more

Last-minute candidates file for local office Last-minute candidates file for local office

Last-minute candidates file for local office

Five-o-clock Thursday was the deadline for local candidates to file for city and borough office. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/25FilingsPkg.mp3   Five candidates waited for the last day to turn in their paperwork. Among them was Spencer Strassburg, who threw his name in for one of two open seats on the Ketchikan City Council. Strassburg ran unsuccessfully for City Counci … more

Active shooter drill trains local responders Active shooter drill trains local responders

Active shooter drill trains local responders

A Coast Guardsman acting the part of an active shooter walks by one of his “victims” during an active shooter drill at the Ketchikan base. (Photo by Leila Kheiry) The U.S. Coast Guard base in Ketchikan was the scene of a simulated active shooter on Wednesday, complete with fake casualties, a successful “arrest,” and lessons on rapid-response medical care. http://www.krbd.org/wp-co … more

Board accepts USCG grant to build greenhouse Board accepts USCG grant to build greenhouse

Board accepts USCG grant to build greenhouse

Fawn Mountain Elementary School. The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a motion accepting a grant of up to $12,000 from the local U.S. Coast Guard to help build a greenhouse at Fawn Mountain Elementary School. School principal Alonso Escalante explained that the facility would be more than a simple greenhouse. He said “grow house” is a more accurate term. “Because … more

Photo of the Day Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Dewie Hamilton sent this shot of a mountain goat family in the Brown Mountain 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 … more

Station Highlights

Photo of the Day

Dewie Hamilton sent this shot of a mountain goat family in the Brown Mountain area.

Dewie Hamilton sent this shot of a mountain goat family in the Brown Mountain area. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

About KVRS and SPOT locator beacons

SPOT

Jerry Kiffer and Kara Lunde of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad talk about the group and the SPOT locator beacon program. more
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Author shares dreams, goals and adventures

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Author Michael Ditton speaks about his life and book, "Dreams, Goals and Adventures," and how he went from broke to semi-retired in ten years. more
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“Amish Robots” performs in Ketchikan

Patrick Troll and Alejandro Chavarria of the band “Amish Robots” speak about their music and a performance Saturday night.
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Southeast News

Supermarket

Groceries or electric rates? The Assembly is trying to decide which living cost is a greater burden to Sitkans. more

Homeowners Karen Ellingstad and Fred Triem took down the home at 1011 Wrangell Avenue in 2014.

The legal battle continues over a demolished home on Wrangell Avenue in Petersburg. The structure was taken down in 2014 after the borough declared it a dangerous home. The owners of the home are appealing last year’s court ruling in favor of the Petersburg borough and have filed another suit challenging borough staff visits to the property in preparation for demolition. more

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Without any challenger for his seat this October, Petersburg borough mayor Mark Jensen will be continuing on in that role for another three years. The 60-year-old welder and commercial fisherman has been mayor of the borough since the start of the new expanded municipality in January of 2013. Before that he served on the council for the city of Petersburg and filled in for as city mayor when needed. more

National News

Appeals Court Says Using Fake Social Security Number Doesn't Have To Mean Deportation

The judges say although an immigrant was convicted of using false documents to work, that doesn't make her guilty of moral turpitude. One judge calls the case a waste of taxpayers' money. more

Animal Rights Activist On Trial In Canada For Giving Water To Pigs

Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine. more

'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance. more

Local News

Local group forms to ‘Save Deer Mountain’

Deer Mountain

Two longtime Ketchikan residents have formed a new organization to stop recently announced plans to log Deer Mountain. more
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Last-minute candidates file for local office

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Five-o-clock Thursday was the deadline for local candidates to file for city and borough office. Here's a wrap-up on who is running for which seats. more
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Active shooter drill trains local responders

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The U.S. Coast Guard base in Ketchikan was the scene of a simulated active shooter on Wednesday, complete with fake casualties, a successful “arrest,” and lessons on rapid-response medical care. more
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POW wolf harvest quota set at 11 animals

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.

According to an announcement from the U.S. Forest Service, the most recent population estimate of wolves in Game Management Unit 2 is 108, an increase from last year’s estimate of 89. more
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Board accepts USCG grant to build greenhouse

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.

Fawn Mountain Elementary School Principal Alonso Escalante says the facility will be more than a simple greenhouse; “grow house” is a more accurate term. more
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for August 26th.                
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Arts Council Report

Kathleen Light and Marni Rickelmann speak about “An Evening of French Wine and Cheese” fundraiser for KAAHC, events this week and artist opportunities.                  
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First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson, and Amanda Glanzer speak about auditions for “The Little Mermaid,” Divas and Divos, and their trip to a theater conference.      
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PeaceHealth

BabyBox

Gail Jones speaks about a support program for expecting parents, the baby box program, changes at some of the clinics and a fundraiser for the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation – small baby boxes.  
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Library Report

Lisa Pearson speaks about the end of the summer reading programs for this year, a quieter time at the library, and gearing up for fall.  
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