Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Tourism industry healthy, but facing challenges

The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau building is seen during last summer's tourist season.Patti Mackey of KVB gave an update to Chamber of Commerce members on what is happening with the tourism industry locally and across the state; and discussed some of the challenges facing the industry.

Museum Report

Hayley Chambers and Anita Maxwell speak about classes and activities at the museums and an effort to catalog and display totem pole fragments. Museum041316more

Gardening tips – potatoes, strawberries and more

Master gardner Lee Skidmore offers tips on what to plant now and advice on raising potatoes, strawberries and bulbs. Gardening041116more

School district faces budget challenges

Ketchikan School Superintendent Robert Boyle discussed budget challenges facing the district at a recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Garza to discuss beach foods

Dr. Dolly Garza is making a presentation on edible seaweeds April 7th at the UAS Ketchikan Campus. This is part of the ASK UAS series. BeachFoodsTalkmore

Food preservation workshop coming to Ketchikan

Sarah Lewis of the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension gives details about a food preservation workshop being held in Ketchikan April 16th and 17th.

Hummingbird Festival underway

Leslie Swada gives details about Hummingbird Festival events taking place in April and early May. HummingbirdFestmore

Linfield students work and learn on POW

Photo courtesy of the USDA Forest ServiceStudents from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, participated in an Alternative Spring Break on the Thorne Bay Ranger District. The program brings volunteers to Prince of Wales Island to help with community projects.

UAS Ketchikan Report

Bill Urquhart speaks about a grant that allowed UAS Ketchikan to hire a new advisor, Kate Govars, and an opportunity to apply for a second advisor position. Govars also tells us about herself and her new job. UAS040616more

Impacts of climate change on culture explored

Collaborating with KAAHC, The Island Institute is bringing the "Tidelines Ferry Tour" to coastal communities. They will be in Ketchikan April 6 and 7. Island Institute director Peter Bradley gives the details.