AK budget director: Legislature must act

State Budget Director Pat Pitney speaks during Southeast Conference in Prince Rupert, BC, Sept. 16.A former Olympic gold medalist in Women’s Rifle, Pitney said she expects to be a target -- for criticism – as she travels around the state providing information about Alaska’s budget crunch and the options for the state to overcome that crunch.

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School Board candidates discuss next year

School Board candidates (L-R) Conan Steele, Misty Archibald, Matt Eisenhower and Matt Tibbles at KRBD.Three positions are open on the Ketchikan School Board, each with a three year term. The five candidates running are Conan Steele, Matt Tibbles, Misty Archibald, Matt Eisenhower and Alma Manabat Parker.

District seeks new Athletic Director

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.A large part of Wednesday night’s Ketchikan School Board meeting focused on the athletic director job description. Superintendent Robert Boyle previously suggested using the retirement of current Athletic Director Ed Klein as an opportunity to restructure the position.

Sea otter sewing class offered in Hydaburg

DSC_1419Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal, which makes it a valuable commodity. But there are strict regulations surrounding how to market that fur.

School Board to vote on football travel

School starts Wednesday, but some activities such as football, volleyball, cross country, swimming, dance and cheer leading are already in full swing. The Ketchikan School Board will vote Wednesday on a travel budget for the football team, as well as review the Board’s goals for the upcoming year.

Waterman to report to jail end of this month

Rachelle Waterman was 16 when her two boyfriends beat her mother to death and framed the murder to look like a car wreck. Over ten years later, Waterman's trials end with an order to check in at Lemon Creek Correctional Center by the end of the month.

Wells Fargo Supports Community Radio KRBD!

IMG_2654Wells Fargo Foundation Representative, Stephen Boehlert, made a stop at KRBD Studios to present the station with a $1,000 grant check in support of our Spring and Fall Membership Drive initiatives.

Calling complicated from Alaska jails

Ketchikan Correctional Center. (Alaska Department of Corrections photo)When someone gets arrested, often the first thing they’ll want to do is make a call. If it’s to a lawyer or legal aid, no problem. However, if it’s to friends, family or an employer, it’s more complicated.

Tourists in search of weed

purple plantsA few downtown Ketchikan shops are taking advantage of marijuana legalization in Alaska. Some are selling pipes and one is an indoor grow shop, but visiting tourists often are looking for more than lights.