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Taking ideas from hypothesis to blue ribbon

IMG_0337For a few days this week, Houghtling Elementary School’s library looked more like a laboratory than a library. Tables were covered in poster boards, and exploratory stations for its annual science fair. The fair is the only one still going in the district, and has been around for more than 20 years.

State education cuts impact Southeast schools

800px-Alaska_State_CapitolFunds for Medicaid expansion, ferry service and education could increase when the Legislature reconvenes next week. It’s unclear how much-- if any --funding will be restored to education, so districts are assuming the worst, while hoping for something better.

Annual Garden Party BBQ and CAB Get Together!

It's our Annual Garden Party BBQ ....bring your gloves, a side dish, beverage of choice  and your opinion!

Join us on Sunday, May 3rd from 1-4 p.m. at the station, 1101 Copper Ridge Lane, to help plant this year’s carrots, kale, chard, mustard and herbs in the KRBD garden. Bring a side dish to accompany our BBQ and … more

School Board to take second vote on budget

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan School Board is scheduled to take a second vote on the FY 2016 budget Wednesday during its regular meeting. The Board approved a first reading of the draft budget two weeks ago without much discussion.

Ortiz hears concerns as session end nears

House District 36 MapWith only a few days left in regular session for the Alaska Legislature, House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz held a teleconference Wednesday evening with constituents in Wrangell and Ketchikan to answer questions and hear concerns.

Website problems

When you select stories or links on the KRBD website, in most cases a blank page pops up.  Click on the refresh symbol and the correct page should appear.  We are trying to determine the cause of the problem and correct it. … more

Klawock signal

The signal is back in Klawock! If there are further problems, please let us know. You can call 1-800-557-5723 or post a notice to our Facebook page.  Thanks.… more

One Poem a Day Schedule and Poems

PoetryClick here to see the list of poems and to listen.

First City Homeless Day Shelter

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Evelyn Erbele and Susan Peters from the First City Homeless Services Day Shelter. Talk about the increase in needs and an upcoming fundraiser with handmade bowls and local soup. The Day Shelter is also sponsoring ‘Ketchikan Chooses Respect’ a rally … more

Ketchikan in the 1940s

From left are Merta Kiffer, Beth Antonsen, Margaret Antonsen, Delma Inman, Doug Vig, Joan Aegerter, Gail Alguire and moderator Alaire Stanton.Victory gardens, USO dances, air raid drills and blackouts, and the forced internment of Japanese and Aleut Alaskans. Those memories and more were discussed last week by a group of Ketchikan pioneers who lived in Alaska’s First City during the 1940s.