Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

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.

Pet of the Week – Deja Vu

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

Ketchikan films win regional Emmys

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

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.

Smith named interim PAC project manager

Keith Smith (photo courtesy of First City Players)

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 … more

Day Camp for girls starts next week

Victoria Lord with the Girl Scouts gives details about Girl Scout Camp that starts Monday, June 9th.  The week-long camp is open to all girls K-12, not just Girl Scouts.  ScoutCampmore

Assembly cuts library funding

Library4The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted to cut its share of funding for the city-owned Ketchikan Public Library.

OceansAlaska grant money not carried over

This OceansAlaska photo shows geoduck seeds.Borough Assembly votes against carrying over funding for OceansAlaska into next fiscal year, but may revisit the issue.

Four running for House District 36

Three candidates will vie for the Republican nomination on the August primary ballot; all are from Ketchikan. The winner will face independent Dan Ortiz in the General Election.

KGB and State argue education funding

Judge William Carey heard oral arguments in Ketchikan Superior Court this morning in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit against the state over education funding.