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Inmate dies after hanging himself at Ketchikan jail

An inmate at the Ketchikan Correctional Center who was facing felony sex abuse charges died Saturday at Alaska Regional Hospital after apparently hanging himself with his bed sheet late Thursday morning.

Assembly: Try to contract out animal shelter service

The Pat Wise Animal Shelter.The Ketchikan Borough Assembly last week agreed to move toward contracting the shelter portion of its Animal Protection Department to a private business or organization, while retaining animal code enforcement powers.

KRBD’s 2015 Board of Directors

KRBD Board of DirectorsLooking ahead to a busy year at the station!

Engineless boat race to finish in Ketchikan

Jake Beattie, Co-founder of the Race to Alaska speaks at the Ketchikan Chamber Luncheon on Tuesday, January 6 2015.The rules are few and first prize is $10,000. It’s the Race to Alaska, a 750-mile marine sprint from Washington’s north coast to southern Southeast Alaska.

Meet KRBD’s new reporter

Ruth Eddy

Ruth Eddy just joined the KRBD news team.  She’ll be covering education stories and more.  She shares a bit about herself and impressions. Eddymore

Blind, senior dog gets the best present possible

Halo has a warm bed right next to her new mom's desk.Halo the dog was born blind. She spent much of her 11 years outside and neglected. But, thanks to the Ketchikan Humane Society, its network of caring foster homes and, finally, a new family, she’ll spend her twilight years in loving comfort.

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest

Don't Delay. The Tiny Desk Concert Contest ends January 19th, 2015.

Senior care center key to development plan

This drawing shows tentative plans for a senior complex along Revilla Road. The plan includes a senior care facility, condos for seniors, and housing and services for employees of the senior center. (Image from Ward Cove Group development proposal.)A huge part of the Ward Cove Group’s development plan for borough-owned land off Revilla Road is a proposed senior housing complex, close to the intersection of Revilla and North Tongass Highway.

Station Visits

KCS StudentsIt was a fun filled week with young people at the station.

KRBD at Winter Arts Faire

"Super Moon Rising Over Metlakatla" by Keith WadleyKRBD will be at the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council's Winter Arts Faire the weekend after Thanksgiving. We'll be serving hearty soup... and debuting our 2015 Photo of the Day Community Calendar!