Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

William “Bill” Evans in Ketchikan for dance intensive

Bill Evans during a recent KTB class.

Bill Evans during a recent KTB class.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet brought dancer, teacher and choreographer Bill Evans to town for workshops. Evans speaks about his background and technique, classses, and upcoming performances at Gigglefeet.

Kayhi teens hired to help promote drug-free lifestyle

bird copyThe Ketchikan Wellness Coalition received funding through the federal Drug-Free Communities grant program to hire high school students as peer counselors and leaders. The students work with KWC staff to develop programs and activities promoting a drug-free life and supportive relationships.

Arts Council Report

Kathleen Light and Marni Rickelmann speak about Cuban salsa, Blueberry Arts Festival deadlines, weekly events and more.





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Wellness Coalition

Kevin Gadsey speaks about the Drug Free Communities program that brings peer counselors into the high school. He also introduces the two teen counselors – Vince Tenebo and Rachel Winburn.

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New chamber director shares background, goals

ChamberlogoBill Swift is the new executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. He took over the position on July 15th, replacing outgoing director Julie Isom. Swift speaks about background and goals for chamber.

First City Players Report

Fish Pirate's DaughterElizabeth Nelson talks about "The Fish Pirate's Daughter" 50th anniversary, ArtsCool, "The Lion King Jr.," Gigglefeet, and First City Players' upcoming season.

Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

District 36 Representative Dan OrtizDistrict 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night. He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session.

Coffman Cove festival celebrates art and seafood

Heather Hedges from the City of Coffman Cove speaks about the By the Sea Arts and Seafood Festival coming up August 12th and 13th.

High-tunnel program accepting applications

High TunnelSoutheast gardeners can apply for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s high- tunnel cost-share program. High tunnels or hoop houses are structures used to extend the growing season.

Funding available for high tunnels

nrcs.usda.govSamia Savell and Will Murray of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service give details about the high tunnel cost share program.