Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Totem pole conservation

State Museum Conservator Ellen Carlee is in Ketchikan examining totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center. She explains the survey process and conservation efforts.

Understanding grief

Counselor Jan Lighthill speaks about the process of grief and how everyone grieves differently. Members of local bereavement support groups share their experiences and advice.

Funding available for “high tunnels”

nrcs.usda.govSamia Savell of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service speaks about funding available to help pay for "high tunnels" often called hoop houses.

Revilla graduates honored

Revilla Class of 2015Hundreds of friends, family members and educators packed the Ted Ferry Civic Center Wednesday night to honor Revilla Alternative High School Graduates.

Council approves legal services, okays Fight Club request

CityofKetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council on Thursday night moved quickly through its main agenda. The city then entered into executive session to discuss matters related to the sale of the Ketchikan Public Utilities Telecommunications Division.

Stedman discusses compromise and impasse

Senator Bert StedmanRepublican Senator Bert Stedman says the State Senate will likely agree to budget additions submitted by the Alaska House as a conference committee continues to grapple with budget negotiations. But legislators still remain at an impasse and likely will not reach an agreement soon.

Kern named 4th of July Grand Marshall

Radio pioneer Bob Kern (photo courtesy of sitnews.usBob Kern is Grand Marshall for this year’s 4th of July Parade. Kern is a radio pioneer and former owner of KFMJ.

Ketchikan sets May weather records

Ketchikan set weather records last month. May 2015 is officially the driest May on record with only 0.68 inches of rain recorded in the First City. The average temperature was above normal by 1.1 degrees.

Assembly talks library funding and taxes

The Ketchikan Public Library is seen during an art unveiling ceremony.The Borough’s contribution toward funding of the Ketchikan Public Library led to lively discussion at Monday night’s Assembly meeting. A portion of the Borough’s non-area wide tax is used to help fund the city-owned library.

Teen leads salmon derby

Duseigneur Paolo (http://www.ketchikankingsalmonderby.com/leader.html)After two weekends of fishing, 14-year-old Duseigneur Paolo remains on top in the Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby. Paolo caught his 40.3 pound king on Memorial Day.