Senior care center key to development plan

This drawing shows tentative plans for a senior complex along Revilla Road. The plan includes a senior care facility, condos for seniors, and housing and services for employees of the senior center. (Image from Ward Cove Group development proposal.)A huge part of the Ward Cove Group’s development plan for borough-owned land off Revilla Road is a proposed senior housing complex, close to the intersection of Revilla and North Tongass Highway.

2015 Calendars Available

Calendars are still available at Parnassus and at the station weekdays.2015 KRBD calendars available at the station or at Parnassus Books and Gifts at 105 Stedman St.

Station Visits

KCS StudentsIt was a fun filled week with young people at the station.

KRBD at Winter Arts Faire

"Super Moon Rising Over Metlakatla" by Keith WadleyKRBD will be at the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council's Winter Arts Faire the weekend after Thanksgiving. We'll be serving hearty soup... and debuting our 2015 Photo of the Day Community Calendar!

Borough explores ways to improve animal protection

The Pat Wise Animal Shelter.The Ketchikan animal shelter is inadequate for the needs of the borough. Pretty much everyone agrees with that statement, and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is working toward improving the shelter, as well as the services that the Animal Protection Department provides.

Listener’s Choice Award!

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Red Cross talks services, seeks local volunteers

Firefighters gather in the Grant Street parking lot  to plan their strategy Saturday morning in response to a residential fire on Edmonds Street, a boardwalk stair street in downtown Ketchikan.The Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Alaska visited Ketchikan this week as part of a tour of Southeast communities. He talked to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce about the services that Red Cross provides, and the importance of volunteers in rural communities.

Volunteer of the Year!

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Low use forces Forest Service to close cabins

DeBoer Lake cabin in the Petersburg Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest will be removed by 2017. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.The U.S. Forest Service announced the removal of 10 cabins on the Tongass National Forest this week.

Task force wants services for homeless families

First City Homeless Shelter's service manager Chris Alvarado makes breakfast each weekday for homeless and hungry people in the day shelter kitchen. The day shelter recently got a grant from the borough that will allow the day shelter to stay open Saturdays.Ketchikan’s Seeking Community Homeless Solutions Task Force published its goals for the next decade earlier this month. A big part of that plan is a solution to serving homeless families, not just single men and women who need temporary shelter.