Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Keeping roads and streets safe this winter

Public Works Director Mark Hilson and assistant director Seth Brakke let residents know how they can help street crews and their neighbors in snowy and icy weather. StreetMaintmore

To flush or not to flush?


The City of Ketchikan wants to educate residents about being careful about what they put into the sewer system. Charles Mackey discusses some of the dos and don’ts to protect your home sewer system as well as the municipal system. Wastewater1716more

Community Foundation offers non-profit grants

Tom Schultz and Mike Cessnun from the Ketchikan Community Foundation give details about an opportunity for non-profits to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funding. FoundationGrantsmore

Craig landmark destroyed by fire

Photo credit: Tamara BuoyRuth Ann’s restaurant, a Craig landmark, burned down early Thursday morning. The fire was first reported at about 2:40 am. Fire personnel responded within minutes and found the building completely engulfed in flames.

Boat Parade set for Sunday

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Ketchikan’s Christmas Boat Parade starts at 4 pm Sunday the 20th. Dave Owings gives some details and encourages boat owners to participate.BoatParademore

Rotary District Governor visits Ketchikan

Rotary District Governor Brad Gamble is in Ketchikan. He’s been learning about Ketchikan area projects and visiting rotarians. Rosie Roppel and Michelle O’Brien share information about the local clubs. Rotarymore

ASK UAS presents a conversation with Dave Rubin

ASK UAS presents “The Universe Conspires: Part 2,” a conversation with Dave Rubin, facilitated by Chuck Slagle. Kathleen Wiechelman and Kathy Bolling also joined in on this morning’s conversation. UAS_RubinSlaglemore

Landis named new SSRAA general manager

Photo courtesy of the Ketchikan Gateway BoroughKetchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis has been hired as the new general manager of the Southern Southeast Alaska Regional Aquaculture Association.

Discussing Addictions

April Franklin, a private consultate and trainer, will hold a workshop "Discussing Addictions in Our Community." She will share her own experiences and offer ideas on overcoming challenges.

AMHS seeks input on addressing budget cuts

Deputy Commissioner Mike NeusslThe Department of Transportation is seeking input on how to deal with a dwindling budget and imminent cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System. A meeting was held in Ketchikan Wednesday afternoon to gather input from residents of the First City.