Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

4 Islanders exhibit opens

Petersburg artists John McCabe, Pia Reilly and Joe Viechnicki speak about their new exhibit opening Friday (July 4th) at the Main Street Gallery.  4Islandersmore

Wellness Coalition

Diane Gubatayao and Rick Pickrell of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition speak about an upcoming community cafe discussion on domestic violence in Ketchikan, which will focus on finding solutions for the community. The event is Wednesday, July 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. … more

Men’s health

Andy West, RN Care Coordinator for PeaceHealth’s Prince of Wales Island Clinic speaks about men’s health month and important screenings.  Marty West of PHKMC also provides some information. PeaceHealthmore

Assembly report

Borough Assembly member Jim Van Horn gives an update on Monday’s meeting. Assembly061714more

New loo offers relief in busy tourist season

Kyan Reeve introduces mayors Dave Kiffer and Lew Williams III

A long-needed public restroom was dedicated Thursday morning. The christening of the Stedman –Thomas Neighborhood Loo attracted about 40 people on a sunny and windy morning. more

Land swap and energy key to development

Alaska DNR Commissioner Joe Balash

Transfer of lands into State hands and a reliable source of energy are key to development in Southeast Alaska. Those remarks were made by Joe Balash, Commissioner of the Alaska DNR, at a recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Assembly votes to restore library funding


After public comment, debate, discussion and consideration of amendments, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Friday voted to reinstate funding for the Ketchikan Public Library. more

Board approves nutrition policy

After four months of debate, the Ketchikan School Board approved the Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy. Failure to adopt the policy would result in a loss of federal funding for the schools lunch program. more

Ketchikan man involved in police standoff arraigned

Mathew Martinez with public defender Sam McQuerry in background

30-year-old Mathew Martinez was arraigned today in Ketchikan District Court. Martinez allegedly threatened to shoot anyone who walked outside his home resulting in a police stand off and a partial road closure Tuesday morning. more

Resurfacing underway on secondary roads

Paving of secondary roads is underway. Here is a list of areas being resurfaced. more