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Ketchikan recognized as a Coast Guard City

Commander Jack Jackson, Council Member Bob Sivertsen, Mayor Dave Landis and Admiral Daniel Abel officially mark Ketchikan as a Coast Guard City.The clatter of high heels and camera flashes welcomed guests to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce’s Celebration of the Stars.

Student safety a concern on Baranof Avenue

DSC_3081[1]Ketchikan’s largest elementary school has about 350 students. It is also the only school in the district without a designated pick-up and drop-off driveway loop. But, that may change.

New Year’s resolutions

800px-New-Year_Resolutions_listIt is natural at the close of each year that we look back and think of how we want to improve ourselves and our world. KRBD’s Ruth Eddy went to The Plaza mall to hear some Ketchikanites’ 2016 New Year’s resolutions.

From shed to ed

DSC_2004A small grey building on Baranof Avenue, next to Revilla Alternative School, has been transformed. The building, which was once a storage shed, has a fresh coat of paint and is now an educational center for at-risk kids who need a little extra help.

School Board considers snow and security

A city snow plow tries to keep up with the heavy snowfall Tuesday morning.The Ketchikan School Board will vote on the purchase of a snowplow and security system Wednesday during its last meeting of 2015.

Boat Parade set for Sunday

Photo courtesy of sitnews.us

Photo courtesy of sitnews.us

Ketchikan’s Christmas Boat Parade starts at 4 pm Sunday the 20th. Dave Owings gives some details and encourages boat owners to participate.BoatParademore

O’Brien named US Senate Youth Program delegate

IMG_2846A Ketchikan High School senior has been chosen as one of two delegates representing Alaska in the U.S. Senate Youth Program.

KYI celebrates 10 years

Bobbie McCreary from KYI. Photo by Marc Osborne Jr.

Bobbie McCreary talks about how in ten years Ketchikan Youth Initiatives has grown beyond a paint ball club.

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Friday December 4th at 7 p.m. KYI will be celebrating it’s anniversary with an open house with food and music.… more

Hollywood, Honolulu, and home again to POW

77-3-5-443 Vincent Price and Totem PoleA Tlingit totem pole has returned to Prince of Wales Island after a more than 5,000-mile odyssey to Hollywood, Honolulu, and back home.

KRBD’s Annual Meeting 2015

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At the Annual KRBD Board of Director’s meeting on Saturday night we welcomed returning board members Sheila Miller and Ken Montero, and new board members Vicki O’Brien and Kim Simpson.  We are grateful to the community members who threw their hats … more