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Station Highlights

KRBD Development Director

Stuart Whyte

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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Misty Pattison sent us this shot of herring caught by some friends off the dock at Knudson Cove Marina.

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Morning Edition Interviews

Council budgets more for water division, nixes fence

The Ketchikan City Council approved an additional $100,000 for the water division should  additional costs be incurred with the chloramine plant.  The council decided against a fence on the bypass.  Marty West gives a meeting update.  City041814more

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School board considers budget

The Ketchikan School Board continued work on the 2015 budget, which will be considered in final reading April 23rd.  The nutrition program and policies were also discussed.  School Board Member Ralph Beardsworth provides more information.  SB041014more

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Assembly okays school budget

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly accepted the budget presented by the school board. Fines for improper maintenance of sewer systems were also approved. more
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Southeast News

Legislature to decide fate of Blue Lake loan

Sitka’s last chance to avoid another electric rate hike is in the hands of the Alaska House of Representatives this weekend. The city wants access to a low-cost loan to finance the final portion of the Blue Lake hydroelectric project. But first it needs the approval of the state legislature. more

High praise from Assembly for Gorman, Koutchak

City Administrator Mark Gorman and City Attorney Robin Koutchak each received their annual evaluations. Koutchak’s evaluation took place in private executive session; Gorman elected to have his evaluation done in public. more

Stedman Elementary School construction begins

Construction has begun on the Rae C. Stedman Elementary school in Petersburg. The 40-year-old building is getting some new siding, windows, and insulation through a $2.3 million dollar project. The Alaska Commercial Contractors is doing the work. To find out how it's going, Angela Denning checked in with the Principal Erica Kludt-Painter and Petersburg School District Maintenance Director, Dan Tate. more

Local News

Council OKs $100K more for water consultant

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Following a somewhat heated public hearing on the issue Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council unanimously approved a budget amendment to provide an extra $100,000 for the city’s contract with engineering consultants CH2MHill. more
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Assembly to discuss repairs to pool roof

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets on Monday, and in addition to a presentation from city officials about the switch to chloramine water disinfection, the Assembly will talk about repairs to the roof over the borough’s new pool. more
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Comment period opens for cruise waste permits

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Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Water Director Michelle Hale stopped in Ketchikan on Wednesday to talk about new cruise ship wastewater discharge permits. more
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Carnival Miracle cancels 15 Ketchikan port calls

Citing mechanical issues that affect the Carnival Miracle’s maximum cruising speed, Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled 15 of that ship’s port calls in Ketchikan this summer. more
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Council to consider $100K more for CH2MHill

Ketchikan is seen from the water on a beautiful sunny day.

According to Water Division Manager John Kleinegger, public opposition earlier this year to the city's switch to chloramine water disinfection led to the city using CH2MHill’s services more than anticipated. more
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Borough FY2015 budget: No new taxes

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has introduced its proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, with no increase in tax rates, but a projected rise in revenue, nonetheless. more
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Community Reports

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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Job Service Report

The latest Job Service Report from the Ketchikan Job Center.  Jobs041814more

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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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UAS Ketchikan Report

Gail Klein speaks about scholarships.  Graduation is coming up May 3rd.   UAS041614more

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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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