Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

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.

Arts Council Report

Marni Rickelmann,, Jeff Fitzwater and Cameo McRoberts speak about smART classes, an art event all can participate in, the first performance in the Torch Nights series, and this week’s events.









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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.

Couple shares story of recovery

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



Tyler Pitts, registered nurse and hospice coordinator, speaks about upcoming hospice training and the need for new volunteers.

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Saxman rally supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Protesters carry signs opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.A peaceful gathering took place Monday afternoon in Saxman in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. But speakers expressed concerns beyond what is happening in North Dakota.

Autism: putting the pieces together

Jordan Tabb of Community Connections speaks about a presentation he will give  on autism as part of the ASK UAS series. Shelley Tabb of the campus library speaks about ASK UAS.

Library Report

Kelly Johnson speaks about upcoming events at the library, and special programs Wednesday nights during Suicide Prevention Month.





Suicide prevention discussed

Charon Bird tells her story of attempted suicide and how she found help. Leah Canfield of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition speaks about available resources and presentations.

Paintballers learn tips from a former professional

A member of the Blue Team rushes the field (photo credit Nathan Kuehl).Ketchikan Youth Initiatives had a Sunday-Funday event at the Woodsball Paintball Course September 11. Novice and veteran players participated in a clinic with a former professional paintballer.