Author Archives: KRBD Staff

KRBD faces budget cuts

KRBD programming will be changing due to state budget cuts. General Manager Deb Turnbull and Program Director Maria Dudzak explain where things are at and possible changes.

Tourist season begins

Patti Mackey of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau gives some details about the cruise ship season, independent traveler numbers, and upcoming “Tourist For A Day” specials. TouristSeasonmore

Obituary writer shares lessons learned

LendeBookAuthor Heather Lende's new book, "Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer," shares positive life lessons.

Homelessness discussed

A call-in show about the problem of homelessness in Ketchikan, services available and what Love in Action, First City Homeless Day Shelter, PATH and other groups are trying to do to help.

Take steps to avoid bear problems

Bear_ADFGBears are coming out of hibernation, and it’s time to take action before they become problems in the neighborhood.

Additional motions filed in education funding lawsuit

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough today appealed an earlier motion that would allow the AASB, ACSA and ASA to join the ongoing education funding lawsuit as friends of the court in support of the State of Alaska.

Oil spill cleanup important

Bob Fultz of DEC and Alex Pace and Jeremiah Leos of the US Coast Guard speak about the problem of leaking oil tanks and other spills that pollute the ocean. Residents are encouraged to check for leaks, report spills and … more

Wellness Coalition

Shawn Shotwell is the new director of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.  We meet him, and learn about how grant funding is being used from Prevention Grant Coordinator Emily Chapel. Wellness042215more

Hope for those with Multiple Sclerosis

Lauren Elerding has Multiple Sclerosis. She shares her story of living with the disease while working and raising a family. She also speaks about breakthroughs in treatment. MS42015more

Keep bears wild by securing your trash

Boyd Porter of ADF&G says bears are coming out of hibernation and strongly encourages everyone to secure their garbage cans with ratchet straps. This will protect neighborhoods and help keep bears from being killed. Bearsmore