Recommend minimum age to ride school bus alone

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved in first reading a motion to recommend kindergarten as the minimum grade level for a student to be dropped off or picked up alone. The recommendation came after two votes and a lot of back and forth.

Colleen Scanlon resigns from School Board

The Ketchikan School Board meets will meet Wednesday night. Agenda items include approving kindergarten as the minimum age for students to board or exit the school bus alone; accepting Board Member Colleen Scanlon’s resignation; and a continuing discussion related to the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

School holiday used to empower youth

IMG_0137Despite the holiday on Monday, a group of students willingly spent the day at Ketchikan High School. Monday was the first of a two-day workshop sponsored by the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.

Rainy Day Quilt Show

Raffle Quilt 2015 . Image courtesy of Rainy Day Quiltershttp://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Quilters-Guild.mp3

Raffle Quilt 2015 . Image courtesy of Rainy Day Quilters

Cheri Davis speaks about the Rainy Day Quilters Quilt Guild  annual quilt show this weekend. The show is free and open to the public February 14th and 15th at … more

Upcoming Tongass Forest Plan amendment

The amendment will expedite the transition away from old-growth timber harvesting to the primary sale of young-growth trees.

Volunteer of the Year!

Karen Petersen
KRBD's 2014  
Volunteer of the Year!Karen Petersen receives her Volunteer of the Year Award!

Possible alternative to Challenge Day

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board will revisit funding a February youth retreat in place of Challenge Day, which has taken place for many years

PeaceHealth nurses plan to picket this weekend

HospitalPeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center is in the middle of contract negotiations with the Ketchikan chapter of the Alaska Nurses Association, and talks don’t seem to be going well.

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.