Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Life-long dancer teaches Ketchikan students

Bill Evans answers questions during tap class.Teacher, choreographer and performer Bill Evans is in Ketchikan for a two-week dance intensive at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. Classes in modern dance and tap began August 15th, and Evans also choreographed a piece for the Gigglefeet Dance Festival.

UAS Ketchikan Report

Gail Klein and Kate Govaars speak about a new campaign to help students finish their college degrees.

Moms offer advice on breastfeeding

Karla Gelhar and Aubree Kline share their experiences as breastfeeding moms. They also speak about about a mom and baby-friendly rest area at the Blueberry Arts Festival. Jessica Mills Clark speaks about the “Watch Me Grow” program.

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Animal shelter revises fees and fines

ShelterCat1The Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s animal shelter implemented a new fee structure on July 1st. Changes include cost of adoption and licensing, and fines.

William “Bill” Evans in Ketchikan for dance intensive

Bill Evans during a recent KTB class.Ketchikan Theatre Ballet brought dancer, teacher and choreographer Bill Evans to town for workshops. Evans speaks about his background and technique, classses, and upcoming performances at Gigglefeet.

Kayhi teens hired to help promote drug-free lifestyle

bird copyThe Ketchikan Wellness Coalition received funding through the federal Drug-Free Communities grant program to hire high school students as peer counselors and leaders. The students work with KWC staff to develop programs and activities promoting a drug-free life and supportive relationships.

Wellness Coalition

Kevin Gadsey speaks about the Drug Free Communities program that brings peer counselors into the high school. He also introduces the two teen counselors – Vince Tenebo and Rachel Winburn.

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New chamber director shares background, goals

ChamberlogoBill Swift is the new executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. He took over the position on July 15th, replacing outgoing director Julie Isom. Swift speaks about background and goals for chamber.

Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

District 36 Representative Dan OrtizDistrict 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night. He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session.

High-tunnel program accepting applications

High TunnelSoutheast gardeners can apply for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s high- tunnel cost-share program. High tunnels or hoop houses are structures used to extend the growing season.