Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Jazz saxophonist Bob Kindred dead at age 76

Bob KindredJazz saxophonist Bob Kindred died August 15th in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 76. Kindred was well known in the Ketchikan jazz community, performing at First City Players Jazz and Cabaret Festival for more than a dozen years.

First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson, and Amanda Glanzer speak about auditions for “The Little Mermaid,” Divas and Divos, and their trip to a theater conference.



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Kayhi graduate trains to be a Navy pilot

Ensign Mari Freitag (photo courtesy of the US Navy).Ketchikan native and 2008 Kayhi graduate Mari Freitag is in Corpus Christi, Texas, participating in a training program that transforms U.S. Navy officers into Navy pilots.

Additional charges filed against Macasaet

Albert Macasaet is seen in Ketchikan District Court during his first-felony appearance Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Additional charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Prince of Wales Island man accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Council considers task force, will revisit pot issue

One of the wooden benches along Dock Street in front of the Centennial Building in downtown Ketchikan. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The Ketchikan City Council Thursday night directed City Manager Karl Amylon to take measures to address the greater issue of homelessness and inebriation in the First City. At its next meeting, the Council will also consider limiting the number of marijuana retail stores.

“Race to Alaska” on for 2017

R2AK3Organizers announced last week that the Race to Alaska is a go for the summer of 2017. The 750-mile engineless boat race is from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan.

IFA’s free travel program for veterans ending soon

US-Flag1The Inter-Island Ferry Authority announced last week that the IFA’s participation in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs transportation grant program will end August 31st. The program offers free transportation to veterans traveling for healthcare needs.

Arts Council Report

Kathleen Light and Marni Rickelmann list the winners of Blueberry Arts Festival contests, speak about events this week, and talk about call-to-artist deadlines.








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Gail Jones speaks about a support program for expecting parents, the baby box program, changes at some of the clinics and a fundraiser for the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation – small baby boxes.

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Library Report

Lisa Pearson speaks about the end of the summer reading programs for this year, a quieter time at the library, and gearing up for fall.