Author Archives: Emily Files

Begich visits Ketchikan, comments on nutrition policy, VA controversy

US Senator Mark Begich in KRBD's studios.US Senator Mark Begich visited Ketchikan on Saturday. The Democratic senator has represented Alaska in the US Capitol since 2008. He is up for re-election this November.

Food canning workshops in Ketchikan

Sarah Lewis of the Southeast District Cooperative Extension will teach two food preservation classes in Ketchikan on Sunday, June 8th.

21 students graduate from Revilla High School

Cody Johnson performed an original rap at the ceremony. A lot of the graduating students had moments where they weren’t sure they would make it to this day. In fact, out of the 21 students, three had just finished all of their required schoolwork about five hours before the ceremony.

Borough assembly approves FY15 budget

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a FY15 budget at its meeting Monday night. It includes funding for many community programs and no tax increases. Assembly member Alan Bailey joined KRBD to talk about the budget.

Southeast Alaska State Fair seeking local arts and crafts

Jessica Edwards, Executive Director of the Southeast Alaska State Fair, talked to KRBD about how Ketchikan residents can get involved. The fair is in Haines July 31-August 3. Edwards will be in Ketchikan June 4th at the New York Cafe … more

The cost and reward of traveling for high school sports

Ketchikan’s Angel Spurgeon tries to keep the ball away from the Sitka Wolves.Participating in a high school sport is a big commitment anywhere. But in Southeast Alaska, it’s especially complicated.

Vegetable gardening in Southeast Alaska

Kalvin Traudt answers callers' questions about growing vegetables such as lettuce, zucchini, and carrots in Southeast Alaska's climate.

Student pianist raising funds to attend music camp

Hana Oshima practices piano in her room.17-year-old Hana Oshima started playing piano when she was in 2nd grade. She says there were times when it felt like a chore, but now it’s a passion.

School Board discusses high school gym logo

From School District website.At a meeting last night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board talked about the possibility of changing the king salmon logo on the Ketchikan High School gym floor.

Kayhi graduate reflects on experience

IMG_0377Ketchikan High School class of 2014 graduate Annie Johnson joined KRBD to talk about her high school experience. She says a drafting class at Kayhi helped her decide what to study in college: engineering.