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Groups seek halt to POW wolf hunting, logging

POW wolf pupCiting a state study that shows a sharp decline in the wolf population on Prince of Wales Island and surrounding islands, six conservation groups have asked state and federal officials to take steps to help preserve the remaining animals.

Southeast cities ask for fewer ferry cuts

The ferry Taku sails into Juneau’s Auke Bay terminal. It’s tied up for the year, affecting seafood processors who transport their fish via Prince Rupert, British Columbia. (Photo by LCGS Russ/Wikimedia Commons)Southeast Alaska community leaders hope to restore some ferry sailings cut due to state budget reductions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sitar-playing yogi performs in Ketchikan

Sitar-playing, philosphy-teaching, Sanskrit-writing yogi, Ram Vakalanka came to Ketchikan recently to teach and share his music. KRBD went to his Sitar concert to find out more.

Fatal plane crash wreckage awaits removal

Plane wreckage from the fatal June 25th crash near Ketchikan is still up in the mountains. KRBD looks into how it's getting down and who's going to do it.

DOR commish: ‘It’s only a crisis if we fail to act’

Randall Hoffbeck, DOR commissioner, speaks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Department of Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck said Alaska’s budget situation is serious, but he doesn’t think it’s quite the “crisis,” that some have called it.