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State troopers’ plan to move dispatch to Anchorage draws criticism from Ketchikan borough

Local officials are pushing back against a plan to close Ketchikan’s state trooper dispatch center, and to relocate its seven staff to Anchorage. The plan — which also includes transferring dispatchers in Wasilla and Soldotna — was the subject of much concern at the latest meeting of the Ketchikan Borough assembly, whose mayor believes that centralizing dispatch operations could leave Southeast communities high and dry in a disaster.

Fire house to see another live auction

A pair of local entrepreneurs would like to open a distillery in Ketchikan’s historic firehouse — if they can get their hands on it.

Annual On-Air Auction

KRBD's Annual On-Air Auction is Saturday, December 7th from 9 AM to Noon with your hosts, Jack Finnegan and Katherine Tatsuda! Items are still being collected. View them here, or in person at KRBD.

Winter Winner-land Raffle

KRBD's second annual Winter Winner-land Raffle has begun! The grand prize this year is $5,000, but there are 12 chances overall to win CASH.

Photo of the Day

Jim Baichtal encountered this Northern Pygmy Owl that was unhappy it was interrupted soon after killing a Varied Thrush. The owl likely returned to its prize after Jim left.

Arts Council Report

The Winter Art Walk is Friday, “The Nutcracker” opens that night, several concerts are...

UAS Ketchikan Report

Maritime classes, spring registration and holiday closures were this week’s main topics....

After second dog fatality, state to eliminate problem bear

A trap, constructed out of a piece of culvert, was set and monitored by Fish and Game Sunday, after a bear destroyed property and killed a pet dog (Photo provided by Bethune) At a time when bears should typically be denning up...

Coast Guard aids teenage hiker in weekend rescue

An infrared image of an Air Station Sitka crew that medevacked a 16-year-old experiencing chest pains while on a hike near Duffield Peninsula (Video provided by USCG) Over the weekend, a U.S. Coast Guard crew from Air Station...

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