School Board hopefuls now include a write-in

Point Higgins Elementary School. (KRBD file photo)Three Ketchikan School Board candidates will be on the Oct. 4th ballot, and a fourth is running as a write-in candidate. Kim Hodne, Trevor Shaw, Conan Steele, and Kevin Johnson joined KRBD’s Leila Kheiry this week for a live call-in candidate forum. Here’s a summary of the event.

Students learn about earthquake preparedness

Mike Drummond briefs students at the Quake Shack while Jared Woody assists.An earthquake simulator has been visiting Southeast communities the past few months. It made two stops in Ketchikan. A few third graders at Fawn Mountain Elementary School share their experiences.

Grand Jury indicts three

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.A Ketchikan Grand Jury handed down indictments Thursday against three Ketchikan men. One faces a rape charge and the other two face felony drug charges.

School Board forum


KRBD hosted a Ketchikan School Board candidates forum on Wednesday. If you missed it, or would like to listen again, here is a recording of the live one-hour program.

Chamber forum features City Council candidates

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.Questions and answers progressed quickly during the one-hour lunchtime candidate forum featuring incumbent City Council members Julie Isom and Judy Zenge, and challenger Spencer Strassburg.

Applicants needed for School Board vacancy

birdThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board is seeking applicants from eligible residents interested in filling a vacancy on the board.

Hospital long-term care recognized for quality

HospitalKetchikan’s New Horizons Long Term Care unit at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center was awarded the Recognition of Quality Achievement during the recent Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association annual meeting.

Mallott discusses opportunities and issues facing Alaska

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott was in Ketchikan earlier this week to address Ketchikan Indian Community’s Southeast Tribal Environmental Conference. At a press conference, he spoke about the "Our Ocean" conference and issues facing Alaska.

Motorcycle reported stolen from North Tongass home

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)The vehicle owner says the 1975 Yamaha motorcycle was last seen in October of 2015, after it had been dropped off at a North Tongass residence for repairs.

Couple shares story of recovery

A married couple, who asked to be identified as Mike and Marilyn, share their stories of addication and recovery.