Metlakatla celebrates culture and founders

DSC_1247 On Friday the 7th of August, neighbors, family, friends and visitors gathered in Metlakatla to celebrate its founding in 1887 as a United States reserve. The holiday is a major event for the town, but hasn’t always been.

SAIL offers many services

Keith Smith of SAIL provides information on resources and services the organization has for those with disabilities of all types.

School Board to vote on wellness position

Lunch at Fawn Mountain during Parents Lunch Week, one of the events organized by the school district Wellness Director, a position funded by the DHSS Obesity Prevention Grant.The wellness coordinator focuses on obesity prevention through healthy food choices and increased opportunities for activity. It would cost the district about $56,000.

Cruise lines hit with air-emissions violations

Smoke pours out of the smokestack of the Carnival Spirit as it fires up its engines. (Courtesy Ground Truth Trekking)Seven major cruise lines face penalties for polluting the air while sailing Alaska waters. The state has issued 18 notices of violation involving 48 instances.

Local man dies from early-morning stabbing

A 33-year-old Ketchikan man died Monday after he was stabbed early Monday morning at a home on Park Avenue.

Senator Murkowski visits Ketchikan

photo (10)Senator Lisa Murkowski was in Ketchikan this last weekend, and stopped by KRBD's studio to talk about big local and national issues including Planned Parenthood, Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and mining in British Columbia.

Lybrand files for Ketchikan City Council

CityofKetchikanGeorge Lybrand is the latest candidate to file for a seat on the Ketchikan City Council. He turned in his paperwork Monday morning for the one-year seat open this election.

Southeast Conference updating plan

birdSoutheast Conference’s five-year Economic Development Strategy is being revised. The entity is the State of Alaska’s economic development organization for Southeast Alaska.

Stedman predicts growth for Ketchikan

Senator Bert StedmanSenator Bert Stedman says Ketchikan is poised for economic development and seems confident both the economy and population will grow over the next decade.

Ketchikan man guilty of raping stepdaughter

Mason CroppedJurors on Friday found a 50-year-old Ketchikan man guilty of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter.