Station Highlights

KRBD welcomes intern

Megan

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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Misty Pattison sent in this photo of Happy Harbor, taken in early July.

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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

Bulbs

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

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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Meet Ketchikan Theatre Ballet’s new director

Photo courtesy of the Oklahoma Arts Council

Photo courtesy of the Oklahoma Arts Council

Desiree LaVigne-Roan tells us about her dance background and career, her thoughts about teaching and upcoming class opportunities.  KTB_Roanmore

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Southeast News

Transportation planners look to road-and-ferry solution in SE

State planners still see a road across Baranof Island as an important part of transportation infrastructure -- though it may take decades to become reality. The Department of Transportation held an open house and informational meeting in Sitka this week (8-20-14) on the latest draft of the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan. And while maintaining and refurbishing the ferry system is high on the list of priorities for the region, major road construction -- both in Juneau and in Sitka -- remains on the books.

King salmon trolling ends on slow note

After an unprecedented two extensions, the summer king salmon season for trollers in Southeast is over. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game closed the fishery at 11:59 PM Monday, August 18 -- two days later than planned. The target for the three-day opener was 36,000 kings. But on day one it looked like trollers were bringing in about 12 fish per day. During the first opener of the season -- the first week of July -- trollers were landing about 50 kings per day.

Heat pumps tap ocean’s thermal energy to warm buildings, neighborhoods

Using seawater to heat large buildings in Alaska is no longer a pipe dream. Andy Baker, an engineer with YourCleanEnergy LLC, helped design an ocean-sourced heat pump system for the Seward Sealife Center which will pay back the community’s investment in less than nine years -- just in fuel savings. Baker spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (8-20-14) about practical applications for a technology that has quickly moved from theory into reality.

Local News

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale

Environmental conservation groups that threatened to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the Big Thorne Timber Sale have followed through.
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Glenn Brown files for School Board

Ketchikan resident Glenn Brown is the first person to file for two open Ketchikan School Board seats.
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City meets with state DEC over water issues

Ketchikan from the water

City of Ketchikan officials met with state Department of Environmental Conservation representatives about the city’s water supply and water treatment system. City Manager Karl Amylon reported Thursday to the Ketchikan City Council that the meeting was positive.
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Man tries to kayak away from troopers

A local man is in custody today after he allegedly tried to evade Alaska State Troopers by escaping in a kayak.
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Forest Service upholds Big Thorne decision

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The U.S. Forest Service issued its Final Supplemental Information Report for the Big Thorne Timber Sale this week, upholding its Record of Decision. A regional environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit.
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Maritime industry plans to become more local

Alaska wants to help residents take control of the maritime industry, and now there’s a plan to prove it. The plan was presented Wednesday at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for August 22nd  CraigPR082214more

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Job Service Report

The latest Job Service Report from the Ketchikan Job Center. Jobs082214more

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Arts Report

It’s a light arts weekend, but Kathleen Light and Marni Ricklemann  speak about the last Boombal of the season, Les Miz auditions, and calls for artists.  Arts082114more

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UAS Ketchikan Report

Gail Klein speaks about the diversity of UAS Ketchikan students.  UAS082014

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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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Library Report

Lisa Pearson speaks about ephemera at the library.
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