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Station Highlights

News internship open

KRBD-FM in Ketchikan, Alaska, is offering a 10-week summertime news intern position, starting in late June or early July. more
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KRBD Development Director

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Stuart Whyte, KRBD's new Development Director more
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KRBD Garden Party

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Went to a Garden Party..Reminisced with my old friends.... more
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Shawna Carter sent us this shot of her daughter Madison  jumping rope in City Park

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“One Poem a Day Won’t Kill You” – listen here

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CLICK ON PHOTO...Poems air on Morning Edition during the 7:20 local newscast and at the end of the KRBD Evening Report (approximately 5:30 pm). Poems also air during music programs hosted by volunteers. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Music performances planned this week

Roy McPherson speaks about the Jerry Galley Memorial Scholarship Concert and Ketchikan Community Concert Band performances. 23bandmore

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“The Jungle Book” to be performed by more than 260 students

Students from Fawn Mountain Elementary speak about the musical they’ll be performing on May 1st.  23junglemore

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Assembly hears about chloramine, tideland leases, more

Most of Monday night’s Borough Assembly meeting revolved around a variety of presentations.  The assembly also approved pursuing a school reserve fund and will repair the aquatic center roof.  Alan Bailey gives details.  Assembly042214more

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Southeast News

Stedman Elementary to start new math curriculum

Math is difficult to learn for some students. To help make it easier and to meet state standards, the Rae C. Stedman Elementary School in Petersburg will be approaching the subject in a new way starting this fall. The Petersburg School Board, in its last meeting, approved a new math curriculum. more

Gorman: Managing ‘conflicting expectations’ in Sitka

6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more

Assembly tackles animal control issues

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. It discussed animal control issues in Wrangell. more

Local News

Mining prospects favorable for POW

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Representatives from the mining industry, regulatory agencies and local businesses touted the economic benefits of mining to Southeast Alaska at a Ketchikan luncheon. more
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Drug task force boards ferry, arrests suspect

A drug dog sniffed out alleged cocaine and methamphetamine on Monday, leading to an arrest on board the state ferry Kennecott. more
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Assembly doesn’t like tidelands lease options

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly had a long discussion about tidelands leases on Monday, and eventually gave direction to the borough Planning Department to come up with a new method of reviewing and adjusting those leases. more
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Ketchikan students prep for boat trip to Petersburg

Ketchikan High School's boat, the Jack Cotant.

A group of Ketchikan high school students and teachers is preparing to sail to Petersburg on Wednesday. They’ll be taking the Ketchikan School District’s boat, the Jack Cotant. more
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School Board to take final vote on FY ’15 budget

After multiple discussions and public hearings, the Ketchikan School District FY2015 budget is scheduled for a final vote at Wednesday’s School Board meeting. more
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‘Niche’ budgets on the way for USFS recreation

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Congress has cut the U.S. Forest Service budget for recreation nearly in half over the past five years. In response, Tongass National Forest officials have come up with a new way to allocate funds: Niches. If it’s in the niche, it’s funded. If it’s not in the niche? Well… more
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Community Reports

UAS Ketchikan Report

Gail Klein speaks about registration.  Graduation is coming up May 3rd.   23uasmore

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Job Service Report

The latest Job Service Report from the Ketchikan Job Center.  23jobsmore

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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for April 18th.  (Correction:  The 7:00 am Easter Sunrise service location is at the Klawock ball park). CraigPR041814more

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Arts Report

“Treasure Island” is this weekend.  Many, many music, arts and dance events are coming up next weekend.  Check out our calendar and the Arts Council and First City Players web sites for all the details…and listen here!  Arts041714more

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Museum Report

Ann Froeschle and Anita Maxwell speak about the upcoming “Wilderness” exhibit and final classes for the season.   Museum041514more

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Library Report

Linda Lyshol speaks about “An Evening of Chocolate,” activities for children, movies, gardening workshops and more.  Library040814more

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