Author Archives: Madelyn Beck

Sitar-playing yogi performs in Ketchikan

Sitar-playing, philosphy-teaching, Sanskrit-writing yogi, Ram Vakalanka came to Ketchikan recently to teach and share his music. KRBD went to his Sitar concert to find out more.

State DOT seeks input on new draft STIP

(ADOT map)The draft transportation plan was released last week, and a series of public meetings in the Southcoast region kicks off next Monday, July 27, in Ketchikan.

Vouchers proposal up for Assembly discussion

It’s not an action item, but a proposal to change the way the Ketchikan Gateway Borough uses discretionary money to help fund education will be discussed during the Assembly’s Monday meeting.

Man dies from injuries from June 20 accident

An 18-year-old Thorne Bay man has died from injuries he sustained in a June 20th vehicle accident on Boundary Road near Klawock on Prince of Wales Island.

Eagle statue replacement not quite ready

ThunderingWingsThe topic of Ketchikan’s missing downtown Thundering Wings totem came up during Thursday’s City Council meeting.

Council OKs new IBEW contract, museum plan

IBEWBuildingThe contract includes a 1.6 percent raise this year, and 2 percent raises for each of the following years. It also reduces the monthly health insurance co-pay to $167.

Fatal plane crash wreckage awaits removal

Plane wreckage from the fatal June 25th crash near Ketchikan is still up in the mountains. KRBD looks into how it's getting down and who's going to do it.

DOR commish: ‘It’s only a crisis if we fail to act’

Randall Hoffbeck, DOR commissioner, speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Department of Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck said Alaska’s budget situation is serious, but he doesn’t think it’s quite the “crisis,” that some have called it.

Board has concerns about vouchers proposal

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.While not an agenda item, the Ketchikan School Board spent some time Wednesday talking about a recent proposal from a Borough Assembly member that would provide grants for any student in the district to use for the education program of their family’s choice.

Three-year IBEW contract up for Council approval

IBEWSignRatification of a new three-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is in front of the Ketchikan City Council Thursday night.