Morning Edition Interviews

Interviews with local news makers, musicians, artists and more. Hosted by Keith Smith and can be heard regularly on KRBD beginning at 8:30am during Morning Edition.

Assembly nixes Parnell letter

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted against mailing a letter drafted by assembly members Glen Thompson and Agnes Moran to Governor Sean Parnell. more

Ketchikan Ballet “Evening of Dance” coming up

Jess Hofmann from the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet tells KRBD about the upcoming Evening of Dance performance on February 20. more

The importance of maintaining your septic system

A series of meetings are being held to educate homeowners about septic system problems and the importance of regular maintenance.  Jim Pomplun of Borough Public Works and Brett Serlin of Tongass Engineering provide more information.  wastewatermore

School Board approves 3D printer

School Board member Ralph Beardworth gives and update on the February 12th  meeting.  SB021314more

State Parks hosting chili cook off

Members of the Alaska State Parks Advisory Board in Ketchikan explain what the board does and invite cooks (and chili fans) to participate in a cook off.  You can call Cis Coenen at 247-6692 to enter.  StateParksmore

Assembly approves South Tongass water ordinance

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved an ordinance requiring new homes and those within a certain distance of the water main to tap into the South Tongass line.  Bill Rotecki gives details of the meeting.  Assembly020414more

Garden Prep

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Maura O’Dell and Kalvin Traudt of the Tongass Community Foods Alliance speak about garden planning during a call-in show.  GardenPlan1more

School board approves computer lab upgrades, and leave of absence

School board member Trevor Shaw gives details. SB013014more

Resource fair for the homeless coming

Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, Love in Action, and First City Homeless Services Day Shelter are sponsoring a fair on February 1st to provide resources to homeless who might otherwise not be served.  Lisa Scarborough speaks about the air and opportunities available.  … more

Assembly okays additional funding for lawsuit

Assembly member Alan Bailey gives an update on the 1/20 meeting where $150,000 additional funding was approved to pursue a lawsuit against the state over education funding.  A lease for a dog park was also approved.  Assembly012114more