Pickup truck drives into Rose’s Caboose

birdA pickup truck drove into the side of Rose’s Caboose early Wednesday afternoon, damaging the restaurant building and injuring the driver and one person inside the building.

Council to discuss local purchase preference

CityofKetchikanA motion to move forward with a local-purchase-preference policy for the City of Ketchikan is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday.

Assembly OKs charter election brochure

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday evening in favor of a voter information brochure, in case there is a charter commission election in December; discussed selective logging in the Blank Inlet area; and talked about the search for a new borough manager.

Joe Miller brings Senate campaign to Ketchikan

Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Miller meets supporters during a campaign trip to Ketchikan. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Prompting a feeling of deja-vu, Joe Miller is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Lisa Murkowski. This time, though, Murkowski won her primary and has the Republican Party backing, and Miller is running as the Libertarian Party candidate.

Listen to a discussion about domestic violence

ShowImageOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Representatives from Women in Safe Homes and Ketchikan Indian Community joined us for a discussion about domestic violence and ways to prevent or at least reduce incidents. Listen to the approximately half-hour discussion, posted here.

Gov. Walker starting new budget process

Gov. Bill Walker speaks Thursday to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Gov. Bill Walker has money on his mind. Still.

Charter election brochure on Assembly agenda

Borough SealWhile it’s not yet certain that there will be a charter commission election, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is preparing for one just in case.

Russian delegates visit Ketchikan

OpenWorldLeadershipA group of Russian delegates are in Ketchikan as part of the Open World Leadership Center program. They visited KRBD on Friday to share their impressions of Ketchikan.

Fire prevention tips


It’s Fire Prevention Week, and Ketchikan fire marshall Chris Grooms gives tips on how to stay safe and prepared.

Stedman focuses on state budget, Nov. 8 election

Sen. Bert Stedman speaks during a Chamber of Commerce/Rotary lunch on Wednesday. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Sen. Bert Stedman says “basic math” shows the state will have to come up with ways to increase revenue while also continuing to cut spending. But, he says, those cuts need to be careful and strategic.