Articles written by Raegan Miller

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  • Catch of invasive green crabs continues to grow; record 62 in one day

    Raegan Miller, KRBD Ketchikan|Oct 19, 2022

    Wildlife officials in Metlakatla continue to trap record-setting numbers of the invasive crab species that threaten local subsistence food sources and fish habitat. The tribe's Department of Fish and Wildlife has trapped hundreds of European green crabs - but the numbers keep growing. Months after the first green crab shell was found on the beach in Metlakatla, the community is still trying to figure out how to handle the arrival of a species that officials call one of the most invasive around....

  • Hydroponic farm grows in a shipping container in Ketchikan

    Raegan Miller, Ketchikan Daily News|Oct 14, 2021

    As one of the rainiest cities in America, Ketchikan has learned to live with constant wet. A young couple is turning some of that water into a growing business. Literally. Ketchikan Ever Greens, run by Jess and Geoff Jans, focuses on growing, harvesting and delivering a cornucopia of vegetables - all grown through hydroponics methods in a custom-built vertical farm, housed in a metal shipping container. The Janses met in Ketchikan - Jess Jans' hometown - and left town to pursue other jobs...