Station Highlights

Shelley Baumeister caught this bumblebee collecting pollen on a sunny day outside the Main Street Gallery.

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KRBD welcomes intern

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We are excited to introduce Megan Petersen, KRBD's news intern for the next couple of months. Megan arrived in Ketchikan right before last weekend's downpour, but decided to stay anyway!
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CoastAlaska Employment Opportunity

CoastAlaska has an exciting job opportunity. Click here to learn more!
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Planning for fall bulbs / fertilizer facts

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A call-in show with Lee Skidmore giving tips on preparing for fall bulb planting, and some myths and cautions about fertilizers.  BulbsFertilizermore

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Morning Edition Interviews

Container Gardening, Part 2

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Alethea Johnson returns to tell us more about indoor and outdoor container gardening, and how growing micro greens is a great option for novice gardeners or those with little space.
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Free workshop for those with chronic disease

Lisa McCranie, LPN and Michele Cornwall, RN speak about the six week “Living Well Alaska” program to help those suffering from chronic disease.  LivingWellWorkshopmore

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Library services you may not know about

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Librarians talk about services offered through the library consortium, including the national inter-library loan program, research assistance and more.
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Southeast News

Petersburg man indicted for explosives

A grand jury has indicted 59-year-old Mark Weaver of Petersburg for possession of unregistered explosives. He was injured in an explosion in a Petersburg rock pit in July, prompting an investigation by federal law enforcement agencies. Weaver was arrested this week in Washington state. more

Sitka Assembly asks for input on proposed car tax

The assembly voted 4-3 on Tuesday night in favor of a proposal that would increase vehicle registration fees. But the ordinance will come before the assembly at least two more times, and it’s not at all clear whether it will make it into law.

Sitka Assembly accepts #IceBucketChallenge

After adjourning on Tuesday evening, the Sitka Assembly lined up in front of Harrigan Centennial Hall and took a serious soaking from the Sitka Fire Department’s Engine #2, under the gleeful direction of Fire Chief Dave Miller.

Local News

Appeals court to re-hear Tongass exemption case

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement Friday that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case.
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Task force wants services for homeless families

First City Homeless Shelter's service manager Chris Alvarado makes breakfast each weekday for homeless and hungry people in the day shelter kitchen. The day shelter recently got a grant from the borough that will allow the day shelter to stay open Saturdays.

Ketchikan’s Seeking Community Homeless Solutions Task Force published its goals for the next decade earlier this month. A big part of that plan is a solution to serving homeless families, not just single men and women who need temporary shelter.
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Candidate for public office banned from rec center

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Kevin Staples was banned from the rec center for three months after he left a "hateful" note on the windshield of a car parked there.
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Borough Assembly to consider tax-free day

The Assembly also will discuss a request for a special $10,000 appropriation for high school football safety equipment.
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Houghtaling gets last minute additional class

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Just a few days before the start of the school year, the Ketchikan School District is hiring a third second-grade teacher at Houghtaling Elementary School.
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18 Ketchikan residents become new U.S. citizens

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The back rows of Ketchikan’s old-fashioned federal courtroom were filled with family and friends, while in the front were all the soon-to-be new citizens, smiling wide, dressed up and holding small American flags.
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for August 29th  CraigPR082914more

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Job Service Report

The latest Job Service Report from the Ketchikan Job Center.  Jobs082914more

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Arts Report

Kathleen Light and Marni Ricklemann  speak about music opportunities, calls for artists and more.  Arts082814more

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UAS Ketchikan Report

The new semester starts next week.  Gail Klein says it’s not too late to register for many of the upcoming classes.  UAS082714

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Library Report

Lisa Pearson speaks about ephemera at the library.
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Ketchikan Visitors’ Bureau Report

Anna Marie Mestes speaks about the economic impacts of meetings and conventions.  Linda Koons Auger gives details on an “On-Farm Food Safety Workshop” taking place August 21st.  KVB081314more

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