Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Forrester tells about catching the winning king

Rick Forrester with his prize-winning king (photo credit CHARR Salmon Derby)

Rick Forrester tells what it was like catching the prize-winning fish in the 2014 Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby. more

Assembly hears from public on library funding

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday met to reconsider its decision to cut its share of funding for the Ketchikan Public Library. Due to an error only comment was taken. The assembly will vote on the issue Friday. more

Man threatens to shoot pedestrians forcing road closure

After receiving a phone call from a man threatening to shoot a pedestrian, Ketchikan police closed off a section of Schoenbar Road and evacuated the Recreation Center early this morning while trying to negotiate the man’s surrender. more

Garden invaders

A couple of invasive slugs enjoy breakfast on a cool, rainy spring morning.

Lee Skidmore and Rebecca Jackson of the Ketchikan Garden Club give advice on dealing with invaders in your garden such as slugs, bugs and animals.


Fowler inducted into UPS Circle of Honor

Tom Fowler sketch from the Wall Street Journal

Ketchikan resident and United Parcel Service driver Tom Fowler has been accident-free for 25 years. He’s the first Alaskan to join the UPS Circle of Honor. more

Forrester apparent salmon derby winner

Rick Forrester appears to be the unofficial winner of the Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby. Forrester caught the prize-winning fish the first weekend of the derby and never lost the lead. more

Pet of the Week – Deja Vu


We’re happy to report Bijou is out on a test drive with her possible fur-ever family. Meet Deja Vu! more

Ketchikan films win regional Emmys

Two films from the Ketchikan Story Project series won regional Emmy awards during an awards ceremony Saturday in Seattle. more

Council approves July 4 events, waits for Borough decision on library

The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday approved closing a small section of Main Street at Spruce Mill Way for a downtown 4th of July timber carnival and decided to wait until after the special Borough Assembly meeting to discuss the library funding issue. more

Smith named interim PAC project manager

Keith Smith (photo courtesy of First City Players)

Keith Smith has been hired as the interim project manager for the Ketchikan Performing Arts Center. The First City Players Board of Governors approved a contract with Smith at its June 3rd meeting.

Smith has been serving on a committee … more