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Airport crash drill tests Ketchikan response teams

SprayingTheBusThere are people with lacerations, head injuries, a young girl with scissors sticking out of her neck and a woman with her arm missing from below the elbow. It’s a horror show, but one where all the victims are laughing, gossiping and eating donuts.

A day in the life of a fake plane crash victim

Victim CarIt’s seven o’clock on a Saturday morning. I’m in a warehouse off the main runway at the Ketchikan International Airport. The trucks, plows, hoses and other airport equipment have been moved, and there’s a pile of headless, handless, footless dummies on the cement floor.

More Big Thorne timber sales announced

Clear-cuts and old-growth forests are part of the view of Indian Valley on Prince of Wales Island. The Forest Service just announced three more timber sales in the Island's Big Thorne area.The Forest Service plans three more timber sales in a part of Prince of Wales Island conservationists say needs to be protected. They’re much smaller than a recent sale in the same area.

Thorne Bay XC star’s journey to find identity outside of running

Sheila Nyquest is Taylee's mother and cross country coach.Taylee Nyquest is a cross country star from the approximately 500-person town of Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island. Cross country has shaped her family dynamics, her relationship with the community and her perception of herself.

Landslide knocks out electricity overnight

A photo of Monday's landslide, submitted by a KRBD listener.A landslide Monday afternoon in the Ward Cove area blocked traffic for several hours, and took out power to Ketchikan’s North End residents until early this morning.

Local pens gluten-free recipe book

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Diagnosed with celiac disease, Dawn Schlosser had to change her diet, but found commercial gluten-free options were unpalatable.  She speaks about creating her own recipes that focus on taste and texture.   GlutenFreemore

Local same-sex couple files marriage application

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Gay couples in Alaska are filling out marriage license applications following a weekend federal court ruling. One of those couples lives in Ketchikan, and was the first to file for a marriage license here, early Monday.

Local man faces credit card theft charges

A local man faces felony credit card fraud charges and several misdemeanor theft charges this week in Ketchikan District Court.

State harbormasters to gather in Ketchikan

Ketchikan will see a sudden influx of harbormasters next week, because the city is hosting the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators annual conference, set for Monday through Friday, Oct. 13-17.

Trident Seafoods charged for late fish tickets

Seattle-based seafood company Trident Seafoods was in Ketchikan District Court this week to face 20 counts of late fish tickets.