Morning Edition Interviews

City of Ketchikan Update

Mayor Lew Williams III joined us by phone on Morning Edition today to talk about the new and upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as a deal that will bring 4G cell service to the area.

Recent News

Gravina access, bridges come up at STIP meeting

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First and Second Waterfall bridges on North Tongass are in line for improvements, but will they last until construction is set to start in summer 2017? And, the Gravina Access EIS is 99 percent done. It just needs the governor to make a decision. more

Rescue squad stays ready for the next emergency

A rock face north of Ketchikan where KVRS members train.
The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad was the first group on the scene of a deadly float plane crash in Misty Fjords more than a month ago. The rescue squad didn't disband after that mission, however. They're still training, making sure they’re prepared for the next time someone needs their help. To find out how, reporter Madelyn Beck got a first-hand look at some of their training on a rock wall. more