Conservation groups appeal Big Thorne ruling Conservation groups appeal Big Thorne ruling

Conservation groups appeal Big Thorne ruling

Less than a week after losing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, a coalition of conservation groups seeking to stop the Big Thorne Timber Sale has filed a Notice of Appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and asked for an injunction pending the outcome. Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline granted summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Forest Service and other defendants … more

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Ketchikan experiencing Random Acts of Art

Dave Rubin, left, and Chazz Gist perform in the funicular. Ketchikan residents have been encountering art in unusual places. It’s part of an experiment that the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council has launched, to see whether unexpected art is welcome in Alaska’s First City. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/26RandomArt.mp3 Passengers using th … more

Wiring blamed for fatal house fire Monday Wiring blamed for fatal house fire Monday

Wiring blamed for fatal house fire Monday

Faulty wiring has been identified as the cause of a fatal house fire in Ketchikan yesterday morning. Fire Chief Abner Hoage said a report of the fire at 2112 First Avenue came in a little after 7 a.m. Monday, and fire crews responded within about five minutes. He said the crews talked to bystanders. “They had seen a man entering the home the previous evening, so the crews made immediate entry and condu … more

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Photo of the Day

Molly Simonson sent us this shot of the northern lights over Thorne Bay on St. Patrick’s Day. 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. KRB … more

Community Radio Fever Is Rising!

Station Highlights

And Another Raise the Roof Event on the Same Day!

Look who else is helping us Raise the Roof...three  more bands and 1st City Saloon!

We know there are a number of activities to choose from on March 28th, but we hope you will consider coming out and dancing to Live Music with some of our Ketchikan bands! Everyone involved is donating their time and talents to … more
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Raise The Roof Fundraiser X 2

Live Music and the 
Raise the Roof Hat contest!

Please join KRBD and KYI as we work together to raise funds for the roof! There will be two bands performing at the event, Seven Year Cold and The Rebel Angels. All proceeds go to the Roof.
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Get Involved. Grow Our Community.

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It Speaks Louder Than Words. Click here to learn more. more
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Love KRBD? Pick. Click. Give. Today

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Rainbird Community Broadcast Corp.-that's KRBD! You'll find us among the list of eligible organizations on the Pick.Click.Give. website. Thank you to everyone who Picked Us and Clicked Us to Give to Us! more
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Photo of the Day

Molly Simonson sent us this shot of the northern lights over Thorne Bay on St. Patrick's Day.

Molly Simonson sent us this shot of the northern lights over Thorne Bay on St. Patrick's Day. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Small Business Development offers a variety of services

Linda Koons Auger of the Ketchikan Small Business Development Center speaks about the services and resources the SBDC offers, the Profit Mastery class and more. SBDC
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First City Homeless Day Shelter

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Evelyn Erbele and Susan Peters from the First City Homeless Services Day Shelter. Talk about the increase in needs and an upcoming fundraiser with handmade bowls and local soup. The Day Shelter is also sponsoring ‘Ketchikan Chooses Respect’ a rally … more
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HIV / AIDS facts and fundraising effort

Public Health nurse Sue Medel provides information on HIV/AIDS.  She and Susan Doherty speak about AIDS Life Cycle, a fundraising event they are participating in. AIDS_LifeCycle
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Southeast News

SEAPA moves forward with plans for Swan Lake expansion

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A power agency that supplies electricity to three Southeast communities is moving forward with plans to expand its hydro storage capacity by selling bonds.

Youth activists march for respectful, non-violent relationships

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Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.

Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)

Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port after the winter season closed this week. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka, it’s the earliest closure on record for the winter fishery.

Local News

School Board ratifies Steele’s appointment

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The Ketchikan School Board on Friday voted without discussion in a special meeting to ratify the appointment of Conan Steele to the Board of Education. The vote was 5-1 with Stephen Bradford voting no. more
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Reconsideration opposed

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About a week after the Ketchikan Gateway Borough asked the Alaska Supreme Court to reconsider its order for a stay pending appeal of the borough’s education funding lawsuit, state attorneys filed their expected opposition. more
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2nd set of groups appeals Big Thorne ruling

A second coalition of conservation groups that opposes the Big Thorne Timber Sale on Prince of Wales Island has filed its own appeal and motion for an injunction following a U.S. District Court ruling against them. more
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Man killed in Monday house fire identified

The Ketchikan man killed in Monday’s house fire has been identified as 60-year-old George Mather Jr. more
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Conservation groups appeal Big Thorne ruling

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Less than a week after losing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, a coalition of conservation groups seeking to stop the Big Thorne Timber Sale has filed a Notice of Appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and asked for an injunction pending the outcome. more
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National News

Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men's Final Four

A missed free throw sent Michigan State-Louisville to overtime, where the Cardinals couldn't hang on. Gonzaga hung with Duke but couldn't quite keep up. more

Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S. more

Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart. Shipping uranium to Russia is a point of contention. more

Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for March 27th CraigPR032715  
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Arts Report

Marni Rickelmann and Kathleen Light speak about the Kayhi concert, other music, dances, artist opportunities and more. Arts032615
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Library Report

Amanda Kiely shares information about checking out eBooks with Listen Alaska Advantage. As well as an upcoming program to help kids improve their financial literacy. 3-24 Library Report 
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