Author Archives: Emily Files

$20 million loan for POW hydro project

Aerial view of Rich's Pond and Lake Mellen on Prince of Wales Island, part of the area in the Reynolds Creek hydro project.A new hydro power project on Prince of Wales Island has been approved for a huge loan, bringing it one hurdle closer to completion.

For the love of welding

3There are more than 100 people employed at Ketchikan’s Vigor Industrial Shipyard. Out of all of them, Cat Wong might have the most unusual story about how she got there.

Background checks for volunteer chaperones

The Lady Kings land in Ketchika after a three-day trip to Sitka.The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved required background checks for volunteer chaperones on overnight school-sponsored trips. The policy recommendation came from the newly formed Student Safety Committee.

School Board to vote on background checks

The Board will vote on whether to require background checks for volunteer chaperones on overnight trips. The recommendation came from a school safety committee formed earlier this year. If the Board approves the change, it will go into effect in the upcoming school year.

Inside the Crown Princess cruise ship

The Crown Princess is celebrating its first summer sailing in Alaska.Last week, several Ketchikan residents boarded the Crown Princess as part of a ceremony celebrating the ship’s first year on an Alaska itinerary.

Snapshots of Ketchikan’s Independence Day

Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums walked the parade and played their bagpipes around town throughout the day.Ketchikan celebrated Independence Day with parades, hot dogs, rubber ducks, and lumberjacks.

Greenhouse gardening in Ketchikan

14356893399_0c7e2a65fc_hKetchikan gardener Teri Hoyt discusses the joys and challenges of greenhouse or hothouse gardening.

Americorps team in Ketchikan for community service

A team of six AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers are in Ketchikan clearing a new paintball field for Ketchikan Youth Initiative. The team members talked about their experience with AmeriCorps and Ketchikan.

Garden maintenance

Lee Skidmore of the Ketchikan Garden Club answers questions from callers about garden maintenance.

Open mic focuses on cultural respect

Members of Cultural Respect Embracing the World (CREW) join KRBD to talk about their upcoming "United As One" open mic.