Author Archives: Emily Files

Community speaks out on Kayhi football coach firing

Former Kayhi football coach Les Silva talks to the Ketchikan School Board with football players standing behind him.There has been tension between the Kayhi football team and school administration since the beginning of the season, over the game schedule, over funding. Last Thursday, the tension came to head.

In uncontested race, O’Brien and Brown win School Board seats

Candidates Michelle O'Brien and Glenn Brown in the KRBD studio.Michelle O’Brien and Glenn Brown were elected to the Ketchikan School Board Tuesday.

Kayhi adapts to increased student enrollment

Myra Zelensky teaches a 35-student French 1 class.Enrollment went a little up in some schools and a little down in others. Ketchikan High School had the biggest influx, with a 37-student increase.

UAS Ketchikan receives $6.6 million 5-year grant

UAS professor Dale Miller shows ship simulators that need more classroom space.University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan will receive $6.6 million in federal Title III funds over the next five years.

School Board candidates talk school improvement

Candidates Michelle O'Brien and Glenn Brown in the KRBD studio.The two candidates for Ketchikan School Board talked about their hopes for the school district at a KRBD call-in forum Monday evening.

Black bear interrupts Southeast cross country race

1, 2, and 3A girls cross country starts their race, which was interrupted by a black bear. Taylee Nyquist is in the black.A black bear was in first place for a short time during one of the races at the Region V Cross Country meet Saturday in Ketchikan.

School Board asks what new projects mean for student numbers

Ketchikan’s student enrollment has been steadily increasing the past few years. But that steady rise might jump because of big Ketchikan-area projects.

School Board to consider last-minute teacher hires

HoughtalingThe Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday night will consider new teacher positions at two elementary schools and technology purchases for the Alaska Digital Academy.

African Children’s Choir talks touring Alaska

The choir is made up of 18 children from Uganda between ages 9 and 12.Ketchikan was one of several Alaska stops for the African Children’s Choir. The choir is made up of 18 Ugandan children. They were recruited by the Music for Life charity, a Christian organization that educates kids in countries throughout Africa.

Student greenhouses prompt Thorne Bay restaurant purchase

A students works in the Thorne Bay greenhouse.There are no restaurants in the approximately 500-person town of Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island. But that looks like it’s going to change.