Author Archives: Emily Files

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.

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.