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.

Slippery steps lead to award for damages

0728151043A civil trial this week in Ketchikan ended with a warning to Southeast Alaska homeowners: Make sure your outdoor walkways have a non-slip surface, or you could end up paying thousands of dollars.

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.

Barefoot pastor raising awareness, $ for shoes

Peter Epler, a pastor at Ketchikan Church of the Nazarene, is going barefoot for a month to raise awareness of the need for shoes in third-world countries. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A Ketchikan minister is going barefoot for a month, in hopes of raising awareness of the need for shoes among the world’s poor.

Yoga studio finds its flow

cornerFor the first time in about eight years there is a space in Ketchikan dedicated to yoga.



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Metlakatla’s growing tourism industry

topdeckMetlakatla, the Annette Island town of about 1,400 has recently seen more visitors through the community’s tourism department. This year may be the first that tourism pumps some noteworthy money into the Tsimshian community, in Alaska’s only Native reserve.