Tourists in search of weed Tourists in search of weed

Tourists in search of weed

Herbs and vegetables grow in a window display at Yukon Grow Your Own on July 30, 2015. A few downtown Ketchikan shops are taking advantage of marijuana legalization in Alaska. Some are selling pipes and one is an indoor grow shop, but visiting tourists often are looking for more than lights. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/30weedtourism.mp3 Tourists stop to lean into … more

Draft petition calls for a third city in Ketchikan Draft petition calls for a third city in Ketchikan

Draft petition calls for a third city in Ketchikan

North Tongass Fire and EMS. (KRBD file photo) Consolidation has failed in Ketchikan many times in the past. Now, a group of people in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s North End is trying something completely different: They want to create another city in the borough, which would add a fourth local government in a community of about 13,000 people. The draft petition calls for creation of … more

Slippery steps lead to award for damages Slippery steps lead to award for damages

Slippery steps lead to award for damages

Anita Statter, far right, took the stand Tuesday morning in a case where Robert McClory, left of Statter, sued for an injured and dislocated shoulder. Also shown are Judge William Carey, center, and prosecuting attorney Leif Thompson to McClory’s left. A civil trial this week in Ketchikan ended with a warning to Southeast Alaska homeowners: Make sure your outdoor walkways have a non-slip su … more

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Photo of the Day

Gene Christian sent us this shot of an eagle successfully catching a fish out at Clover Pass. 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 pref … more

Station Highlights

KRBD schedule changes

Due to budget cuts, KRBD has made many changes to our programming. The new schedule begins Monday, July 6th. Click on the Program Schedule tab above to check out the new schedule. more
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Photo of the Day

Gene Christian sent us this shot of an eagle successfully catching a fish out at Clover Pass.

Gene Christian sent us this shot of an eagle successfully catching a fish out at Clover Pass. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

The benefits of breastfeeding promoted

There are support groups and information available to breastfeeding moms in Ketchikan. Several involved with groups are raising awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and holding an event August 1st to kick off of World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding
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Girl Scout Day Camp

Victoria Lord of Southeast Girl Scouts speaks about a day camp in Ketchikan beginning August 3rd. All girls kindergarten through middle school are welcome. Scholarships are available. GirlScoutCamp
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Pasley releases new book of poetry

Ketchikan resident George Pasley has a new book of poetry. Pasley shares some of his poems and explains how the book came to be published. PasleyPoetry
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Southeast News

Peanut is a “hoot” at Raptor Center

Peanut is a 13-year-old Western Screech Owl currently living at the Alaska Raptor Center. KCAW photo/Vanessa Walker

There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center.

Assembly to consider budget changes and a ballot measure

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The Petersburg Borough Assembly will consider budget changes for fiscal year 2016 in a meeting Monday.

80 percent of PHS students in extracurricular activites

Jaime Cabral is Petersburg School District's Activities Director,

The 2015-16 school year looks to be another full one for Petersburg School activities. Activities Director, Jaime Cabral, gives us a preview.

National News

After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support. more

Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues

The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes' health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio. more

MH370 Update: Recovered Jet Section Arrives At French Lab For Testing

After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777." more

Local News

Blueberry Festival kicks off with pet and doll parade

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Tourists in search of weed

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A few downtown Ketchikan shops are taking advantage of marijuana legalization in Alaska. Some are selling pipes and one is an indoor grow shop, but visiting tourists often are looking for more than lights. more
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Draft petition calls for a third city in Ketchikan

Settlers Cove State Park. (KRBD file photo)

Consolidation has failed in Ketchikan many times in the past. Now, a group of people in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s North End is trying something completely different: They want to create another city in the borough, which would add a fourth local government in a community of about 13,000 people. more
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Slippery steps lead to award for damages

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A civil trial this week in Ketchikan ended with a warning to Southeast Alaska homeowners: Make sure your outdoor walkways have a non-slip surface, or you could end up paying thousands of dollars. more
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Committee recommends no local retail pot ban

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)

The Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend that the various municipal governments in the borough not ban the commercial sale of marijuana in Ketchikan, at least not until after the state has completed its regulation process. more
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Community Reports

First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson of First City Players speaks about the upcoming season, ArtsCool and Gigglefeet Dance Festival. FCP072815
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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for July 31st CraigPR073115
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Arts Council Report

Brooke Ratzat speaks about a beach cleanup/art project and Kathleen Light and Marni Rickelmann talk about events coming up this week. ArtsCouncil072315
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