Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Assembly candidates weigh in on issues

From left to right: Scott (Sheen) Davis, Stephen Bradford, Trevor Shaw, Susan Pickrell, Felix Wong and Kim Hodne at the Sept. 16 Chamber of Commerce forum.The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum Wednesday with candidates running for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. Nine people are running for two open seats on the Assembly.

Supreme Court hears arguments in education funding lawsuit

Supreme CourtOral arguments were presented today before the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage in the ongoing case over education funding.

Putting your garden to bed

lettuce and kale 070615

Master gardener Lee Skidmore offers advice on getting your garden ready for winter. Callers offer some other their tips, including how to identify slug eggs. Gardeningmore

Ketchikan Precinct 1 moved to recreation center


Some Ketchikan city voters received post cards in the mail this week, informing them of a change in their polling place.

Ketchikan Precinct 1, which was formerly at Schoenbar Middle School, is now located at the Gateway Recreation Center. Borough … more

Putting together an emergency go kit

Are you packed and ready to go if you had to evacuate your home? Nora Tombaugh explains what she has in her 3-day go kit. 3DayKitmore

Preparing your pets for an emergency

PetEmergencyDo you have a "Go Kit" for your pet should you need to evacuate your home? If you have to shelter in place, do you have enough supplies for yourself and your pet?

Are you covered in an emergency?

InsuranceDan Christensen of State Farm and Nicky Anderson of Davies-Barry Insurance offer advice on what your policy may or may not offer, and what every renter should know about insurance.

What is CERT?

CERTJay Henry and Corey Padron speak about Ketchikan's Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is looking for new members.

Emergency Preparedness


Abner Hoage, Emily Chapel and Dave Owing of the Local Emergency Planning Committee speak about the LEPC and Emergency Preparedness Month. LEPC

Two of the kittens up for adoption at the animal shelter.Homes are needed for many cats and kittens that recently arrived at the animal shelter. Assistant Borough Manager Deanna Garrison and Animal Protection Director Eddie Blackwood explain the situation, and the need for donations too.