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Deanna Garrison, KRBD - Ketchikan

Deanna Garrison is a reporter at KRBD in Ketchikan.

Search Continues For Missing Teenage Hiker

The search continues on the northern part of Prince of Wales Island for Makayla McRoberts, 13, of Port Protection. She has been missing since Sunday when she took off on a hike from the end of the road. McRoberts is new to Alaska, and unfamiliar with Southeast conditions. An air and ground search went through the day Monday, including search dogs.

May 8, 2012

Ted Nugent Pleads Guilty To Hunting Violation

Rocker Ted Nugent today pleaded guilty to transporting a black bear he illegally killed near Hydaburg in May of 2009.

April 24, 2012
Orca Network Seeks To Expand To Southeast

Orca Network Seeks To Expand To Southeast

A Northwest whale sighting network is looking to enlist more participants from Southeast Alaska. The Orca Network’s Howard Garrett is one of the featured speakers at this year’s Whale Fest in Craig.

March 29, 2012

Senior Agriculture Official Touring Southeast Alaska

A senior official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is touring Southeast Alaska this week. KRBD’s Deanna Garrison sat down with the Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment during his visit to Ketchikan on Monday.

March 20, 2012
Pilot, Passenger Survive Floatplane Crash On Prince Of Wales Island

Pilot, Passenger Survive Floatplane Crash On Prince Of Wales Island

A pilot and one passenger survived a float plane crash Tuesday near the Niblack Mine on Prince of Wales Island. Authorities say the two survivors were the only occupants on the plane when it went down.

March 14, 2012
Ketchikan Man Rescues Bear Cub Stuck In Jar

Ketchikan Man Rescues Bear Cub Stuck In Jar

A Ketchikan man on Sunday rescued a small black bear cub, whose head was stuck in a plastic jar. After multiple attempts, Michael Schuler was able to release the bear cub.

March 8, 2012

Winter PSP Case Reported In Ketchikan

The state Health department is reporting a winter case of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in the Ketchikan area. Spokesman Greg Wilkinson says a man reported symptoms of numbness after consuming about a dozen butter clams gathered at Refuge Cove State Park last weekend.

February 24, 2012

New Owners Come With New Vision For Former Pulp Mill

A waterfront commercial property in Ketchikan has new owners with a new vision for the site. A local company purchased the borough owned property that was an old pulp mill at Ward Cove for 2.1 million dollars.

January 17, 2012

Shay Resigns After Arrest

Ketchikan City Council Member Jack Shay tendered his resignation on Monday after being arrested Friday night on 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

November 7, 2011

Young Pushes for Loosening of Sea Otter Pelt Sale Restrictions

Congressman Don Young lashed out at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service during a hearing last week on legislation that would loosen restrictions on the sale of sea otter pelts in parts of Alaska. Young is hoping the bill will stem the growth of sea otters in Southeast and Southcentral.

November 1, 2011

District 1 Republicans Likely Dropping Recall Effort Against Johansen

District One Republicans say they will likely drop their recall effort against Ketchikan Representative Kyle Johansen.

October 17, 2011

Division of Elections Rejects Johansen Recall Application

The Alaska Division of Elections has rejected a recall application for Ketchikan Rep. Kyle Johansen. District One Republicans, who launched the recall effort in May, plan to meet to decide whether to appeal.

October 11, 2011

BC Gold Mine Plan Irks Ketchikan Residents

A Canadian mining company is hoping to launch a major gold mine near the headwaters of a tributary of the Unuk River, which flows into Behm Canal near Ketchikan. Toronto-based Seabridge Gold says the KSM deposit is one of the largest in the world, second only to the proposed Pebble Mine in Western Alaska.

October 6, 2011

Alaska Ship and Drydock Wins Ferry Contract

The State Department of Transportation yesterday (Monday) announced that it has selected Ketchikan-based Alaska Ship and Drydock as the construction manager and general contractor for the new Alaska Class Ferry.

September 20, 2011

Ferry In Southeast Struggles Financially

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority was barely staying afloat when it made a decision to dramatically cut back its service. That’s according to IFA General Manager Bruce Jones, who discussed the IFA’s financial difficulties during Tuesday’s session of the Southeast Conference annual meeting.

September 19, 2011

Bokan Part 1: UCore Eyes Mine on Prince of Wales

With rare earth prices skyrocketing, a Canadian company has rolled out an aggressive schedule to begin mining the coveted minerals on Prince of Wales Island within four years.

September 6, 2011
Group Seeks Wolf Endangered Species Listing

Group Seeks Wolf Endangered Species Listing

Conservation groups filed a petition with the federal government Wednesday to protect the Alexander Archipelago wolf under the Endangered Species Act.

August 11, 2011

Court of Appeals Orders Forest Service to Re-Examine Timber Sales

The U.S. Court of Appeals is ordering the Forest Service to revisit its decision to offer four timber sales on the Tongass National Forest.

August 4, 2011

Forest Service Told Tongass Assessment Must Better Analyze Deer Habitat

The U.S. Forest Service has been told by a federal appeals court that it hasn’t done enough study to justify four timber sales in the Tongass National Forest. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that their analysis must better analyze deer habitat and assure a habitat for the wolves that prey on those deer.

August 4, 2011

Oyster Farms Beginning to Take Hold

Slowly but surely, Southeast Alaska’s fledgling aquaculture industry is beginning to take hold.

July 4, 2011