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Emily Files, KRBD - Ketchikan

Shipyard Program Sets Students On Career Path

Shipyard Program Sets Students On Career Path

There have been some young faces in recent weeks at the Ketchikan shipyard. This spring, Vigor Industrial started a new job training course for high schoolers. Three Ketchikan High School students have stuck with the program. For one of them, working at the shipyard has been especially meaningful.

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June 3, 2014 - 5:09 pm
First Mega Cruise Ship Docks In Ketchikan

First Mega Cruise Ship Docks In Ketchikan

About 850,000 cruise ship passengers are expected to visit Ketchikan this season. And the first mega ship of the year – Holland Cruise Line’s Volendam – docked in the city yesterday. The cruise started in Japan and Ketchikan was the final stop before the cruise ends in Vancouver.

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April 29, 2014 - 5:20 pm
Photo by Emily Files, KRBD - Ketchikan.

AK: Didgeridoo

You might not expect an ancient Aboriginal instrument from Australia to find its way to Alaska. But walk around downtown Ketchikan on a warm day and you may hear 15-year-old Kinani Halvorsen playing her didgeridoo. She’s played the unusual instrument for three years. And she hopes to bring the didgeridoo into the mainstream band practice.

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March 21, 2014 - 11:54 am
Parnell Warns Ketchikan of Lawsuit Repercussions

Parnell Warns Ketchikan of Lawsuit Repercussions

Governor Sean Parnell is warning that Ketchikan’s lawsuit against the state over school funding might make him and lawmakers reluctant to fund Ketchikan projects. In a visit to the community Thursday, Parnell discussed the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit, which argues that municipalities in Alaska should not have to pay a local contribution for public education. If the suit is successful, it could hold the state accountable for hundreds of millions more in education spending and Parnell predicted potential repercussions.

February 7, 2014 - 6:06 pm