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Smoke detector sparks reminder

SmokeDetectorAn incident last week at a Bear Valley home sparked a reminder, both literally and figuratively, to check your smoke detectors, and possibly replace them.

Filing period to open for city, borough office

The filing period for candidates seeking local elected office opens Aug. 1st, and will remain open through 5 p.m. Aug. 25th.

UAS Ketchikan hosts beach food seminar

IMG_1465Ketchikan recently hosted a seminar on beach foods and foraging that garnered more interest and a bigger crowds than anyone expected. While there's plenty of edible morsels on the beach, people learned that there's some potentially deadly drawbacks to eating what you find.

Ketchikan Creek open for all salmon fishing

Stedman Street Bridge spans Ketchikan Creek, where the creek flows into Thomas Basin. (KRBD file photo)The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday that fishing for all species of salmon could commence on the creek, and will continue through the end of the year.

Fish-waste ‘burp’ stinks up downtown Ketchikan

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.There was a big stink in Ketchikan Wednesday.

Bill would change rural designation process

Saxman Totem Park and Clan House.Local resident Lee Wallace testified today in Washington, D.C., during a hearing in front of the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.

One more weekend for The Fish Pirate’s Daughter

ImageKetchikan's own quirky, campy melodrama is back: The Fish Pirates Daughter. With one weekend left to see this year's production, KRBD looks into its history and what makes it so unique.

Council to talk money in budget work session

The work session was delayed from last month, to allow a full Council to be present. The Council will discuss policy, and give direction to city management for drafting next year’s spending plan.

Dog park seeks funding

Kim Whalen of the Ketchikan Dog Park board gives an update on the status of the project. To move forward, the group needs to secure grant funding. They are also looking for volunteers. DogParkmore

Ortiz talks session / revenue

ortizDistrict 36 Representative Dan Ortiz is seeking input from constituents as he looks ahead to the next legislative session this winter. Ortiz discusses the special session, the state’s fiscal crisis and issues facing Southeast.