Heavy rain washes out Sandy Beach Road Heavy rain washes out Sandy Beach Road

Heavy rain washes out Sandy Beach Road

Sandy Beach Road damage. (USDA Forest Service photos) Three days of rainfall drenched parts of Prince of Wales Island over the weekend, resulting in the closure of Sandy Beach Road to Coffman Cove. The closure is located about one mile north of the junction of Roads 30 and 3030, and four miles south of the turn to Luck Lake. Thorne Bay District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton says in a Forest Servi … more

Public comments on POW subsistence wolf harvest Public comments on POW subsistence wolf harvest

Public comments on POW subsistence wolf harvest

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo. The Office of Subsistence Management heard Thursday from the public – some from out of state – about whether to allow a subsistence wolf harvest on Prince of Wales Island and adjacent islands. A dozen speakers provided comment on the subsistence hunt, and half were Alaskans. The others called from Kentucky, North Carolina, Illinois, Connecticut, Lo … more

BC mines minister talks transboundary issues BC mines minister talks transboundary issues

BC mines minister talks transboundary issues

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, left, and BC Minister of Mines Bill Bennett address the Alaska Power Association Thursday morning in Ketchikan. They later talked to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry) British Columbia’s Minister of Mines Bill Bennett was in Ketchikan on Thursday, part of a diplomatic and fact-finding trip to Southeast Alaska related to the issue of trans … more

Ketchikan DA’s office feeling budget cuts Ketchikan DA’s office feeling budget cuts

Ketchikan DA's office feeling budget cuts

Ketchikan District Attorney Stephen West sits behind his desk loaded with case files on the third floor of the Ketchikan Courthouse.   The Alaska Legislature has cut funding for every branch of state government, including the Department of Law, which oversees District Attorney offices throughout the state. This means Ketchikan’s D.A.s are taking on a larger workload as they wait to have a va … more

Photo of the Day Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Pam Davies took this sunset shot in Metlakatla. 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 that have not been submitted to oth … more

Station Highlights

KRBD schedule changes and call-in show

You can hear our call-in show where listeners share their views on program changes. We welcome your comments. more
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Photo of the Day

Pam Davies took this sunset shot in Metlakatla.

Pam Davies took this sunset shot in Metlakatla. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

What is CERT?

CERT

Jay Henry and Corey Padron speak about Ketchikan's Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is looking for new members. more
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Emergency Preparedness

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Abner Hoage, Emily Chapel and Dave Owing of the Local Emergency Planning Committee speak about the LEPC and Emergency Preparedness Month. LEPC https://sites.google.com/site/greaterketchikanarealepc/
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Two of the kittens up for adoption at the animal shelter.

Homes are needed for many cats and kittens that recently arrived at the animal shelter. Assistant Borough Manager Deanna Garrison and Animal Protection Director Eddie Blackwood explain the situation, and the need for donations too. more
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Southeast News

California man found dead on boat in Wrangell

A California man was found dead Tuesday morning on a fishing vessel in Wrangell. Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey said police were notified around 6 a.m. and recovered the body from Wrangell’s downtown harbor.

Heavy rainfall damages fish weir and road on POW

Sandy Beach Road near Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island eroded from recent rainfall. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

A forest service road eight miles South of Coffman Cove is closed indefinitely due to erosion.

Heavy rain sets daily records in Petersburg, Southeast

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Petersburg and other parts of Southeast set some daily rainfall records last week. Petersburg recorded over three and a half inches of rain, 3.55 to be exact on Saturday, August 29th, the highest total for that date in National Weather Service records dating back to the 1940s.

National News

Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix 'Seafood Imbalance'

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and seabass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm." more

"Mob" Museum Unveils FIFA Corruption Exhibit

A new exhibit about FIFA's recent corruption is on display at the Las Vegas museum of contemporary organized crime. more

Tokyo 2020 Pulls Olympic Logo, Stung By Plagiarism Charges

Belgian designer Olivier Debie first complained about the logo soon after it was unveiled in July, saying it was too similar to one he created for a theater in 2011. more

Local News

Heavy rain washes out Sandy Beach Road

Sandy Beach Road damage. (USDA Forest Service photos)

Three days of rainfall drenched parts of Prince of Wales Island over the weekend, resulting in the closure of Sandy Beach Road to Coffman Cove. more
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Are tailings dams safe? B.C. mines chief says ‘yes’

B.C. Minister of Mines Bill Bennett, left, discusses his trip up the Taku River with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott in the Walter Soboleff Center lobby Aug. 24 in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

British Columbia Mines Minister Bill Bennett says tailings dams can be a safe part of his province's mines. more
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Rep. Ortiz encouraged by BC mines minister visit

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House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz gives an update on current activities, including transboundary mines talks, the Medicaid expansion lawsuit and the upcoming session's most pressing topic: The budget. more
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Public comments on POW subsistence wolf harvest

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.

The Office of Subsistence Management heard Thursday from the public – some from out of state – about whether to allow a subsistence wolf harvest on Prince of Wales Island and adjacent islands. more
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BC mines minister talks transboundary issues

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, left, and BC Minister of Mines Bill Bennett address the Alaska Power Association Thursday morning in Ketchikan. They later talked to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

British Columbia’s Minister of Mines Bill Bennett was in Ketchikan on Thursday, part of a diplomatic and fact-finding trip to Southeast Alaska related to the issue of transboundary mines. more
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Community Reports

Library Report

Linda Lyshol speaks about the upcoming library book sale (October 23-25) and the need for donations and help. Library090115
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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for August 28th CraigPR082815
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Arts Council Report

Marni Rickelmann and Jeff Fitzwater speak about upcoming arts events and calls-to-artists. ArtsCouncil082715
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First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson speaks about auditions for “Mary Poppins,” the upcoming season and the annual fundraiser Divos and Divas. First City Players
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PeaceHealth

baby box native design

Gail Jones joined by Kethcikan Public Health nurses discusses some ways to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and a pilot program to provide safe sleeping places for babies. The baby box project has its roots in Finland, which has … more
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