Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Meet Ketchikan’s new library director

Ketchikan Public Library Director Pat TullyKetchikan’s new library director, Pat Tully, has been on the job since early January. She says she looks forward to learning more about the community and, getting involved.

Enrollment period for Health Insurance Marketplace open

GetCoveredAlaskaAndrea Thomas of SEARHC and Jessie Menkens of the Alaska Primary Care Association speak efforts to get uninsured Alaskans signed up before the enrollment deadline on January 31st.

First City Players Report


Elizabeth Nelson and Amanda Glanzer speak about the StarPath Academy, auditions for “The BFG,” “Boeing Boeing,” and the Great Getaway Raffle.









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Discussion about end-of-life decisions


Ketchikan Volunteer Hospice Coordinator Tyler Pitts and volunteers Licha Kelley-King and Marzette Ellis speak about hospice, end-of-life decisions, and a screening of the film “Being Mortal” scheduled for January 27th.

CTA’s land-into-trust application approved

CraigTribalAssn3The Department of the Interior announced January 13th approval of Craig Tribal Association’s land-into-trust application. This is the first application from Alaska to be approved since the DOI issued a revised rule in 2014.

Meet kittens and learn about dog and cat care

Two of the kittens up for adoption at the animal shelter.

The Ketchikan Public Library and KGB Animal Protection are teaming up for an animal education event at the library on January 21st. Kids of all ages can help make toys and treats for shelter animals and learn about animals.

Arts Council Report


Marni Rickelmann and Jeff Fitzwater give details on events happening this week, calls to artists, and the need for volunteers for the Wearable Arts Show.














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Update from the Coast Guard


Commander Ashley Holt talks about Base Ketchikan’s community service activities. Lt. David Evans of the Marine Safety Detachment discusses response, enforcement, and vessel safety exams.



Meet Dr. Julie Conyers, a new general surgeon at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.


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Free forestry academy offered on POW

RainforestHaa Aani and the Sustainable Southeast Partnership are working with the US Forest Service and the State of Alaska to provide free forestry training for Southeast Alaska residents. The application deadline in January 20th.