Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Ketchikan Chamber hires new director

ChamberlogoJulie Isom has been named the new executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. Isom accepted the position on Tuesday and will replace outgoing director Chelsea Goucher.

Council to vote on retail pot sales

National Public Radio image.On Monday night, the Ketchikan City Council decided to vote on the sale of retail marijuana at its next meeting. The Council made this decision after hearing a presentation by Chris French, the Borough Planning and Community Development Director.

Assembly indefinitely postpones pot excise tax

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Monday night Monday decided to postpone indefinitely a citizen request to establish at $10 per ounce excise tax on marijuana. The Assembly also heard an annual report from AIDEA.

‘Tis the season for increased phone and internet scams

Photo courtesy of bbb.orgA series of phone, email and internet scams continue to hit residents in Southeast Alaska and beyond. People are particularly vulnerable during the holiday season. Here's information on some of the scams to watch out for.

First City Players Report

Amanda Glanzer and Clare Bennet speak about caroling, upcoming auditions for “The Mouse Trap,” and Sing-Along “The Sound of Music.”

Robotics teams tackle trash challenge in K-town

The Coffman Cove "Timber Wolves" checking the components for their robots.The K-Town Robotic Tournament was held this Saturday (November 21st) at Ketchikan’s Schoenbar Middle School. This year, students age 9-14 took on the “Trash Trek Challenge.” They had to come up with solutions to problems using programmable robots made out of LEGOs.

Council to hear pot update / amend telcom rates

The Ketchikan City Council postponed its regular meeting to Monday night to allow its members to attend the Alaska Municipal League meeting in Anchorage.

Monday’s Council meeting begins with a public hearing on an ordinance amending telecommunications service and rates. … more

Presentation on salmon canneries slated

Ph.D. student Ross Coen is in Ketchikan for a fellowship with the Tongass Historical Museum. While in town he’s making a presentation about the history of salmon canneries Friday night. SalmonCanneriesmore

Arts Council Report

Jeff Fitzwater and Marni Rickelmann speak about The Winter Arts Fair, dances and more. Desiree Roan from Ketchikan Theatre Ballet speaks about a special performance at the library and the upcoming “Nutcracker.” ArtsCouncil111915more


Christine Palmer and Deb O’Loane speak about the Home Health Care program. PeaceHealthmore