Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Ketchikanite shares experiences living in Afghanistan

Sabra Simmonds on top of the Kabul Wall overlooking the city.Ketchikan resident Sabra Simmonds spent almost two years living and working in Afghanistan. She recently made a presentation at the Ketchikan Public Library about her life in the Middle East. In the first part of a series, we look at day-to-day life.

Minor injuries in POW car accident

bird copyTwo teens were injured, but not seriously, in a single vehicle accident on Prince of Wales Island Saturday afternoon.

Partnership entered to expand NWC art education

UAS Chancellor Richard A. Caulfield, SHI President Rosita Worl, and IAIA President Robert Martin signing the MOA.Three organizations have entered into a partnership to provide enhanced and expanded Northwest Coast art programs and opportunities for Alaska students.

UAS receives endowment for fisheries scholarships

Bob Henderson (photo credit - the Henderson family)The UAS fisheries program got a boost recently. The family of Robert E. Henderson created a $375,000 endowment that will provide scholarships and research experiences for students studying mariculture or fisheries.

Residential Youth Care gives

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Mygina McAboy, an independent living specialist with RYC, talks about the facility, services available to teens and their families, and a program to help prepare teens in RYC for the workforce.

Christmas tree cutting areas on Revilla identified

(photo credit - US Forest Service has identified three areas on Revilla Island that will be open for family Christmas tree cutting November 24th through December 24th.

Cooking tips for turkey day and beyond


Cameo McRoberts and Lindsey Johnson give some tips on cooking a turkey and ideas for vegetables and side dishes during a call-in show. cookingmore

Work underway at KYI’s Community Center

Youth Community Center (KYI photo)Ketchikan Youth Initiatives has completed Phase One of the Youth Community Center. The organization is working to have substantial completion of the building done by the end of December in order to receive grant funding.

Commission addresses discrimination issues

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Marti Buscaglia, executive director of the Alaska State Commison for Human Rights, talks about the commission’s mission and her visit to Ketchikan.

United Way of Southeast brings resources together

UnitedWaySEAKlogoUnited Way of Southeast Alaska is in the midst of its 2016 annual giving campaign. Representatives from the organization were at the Chamber of Commerce lunch in Ketchikan last week to speak about the campaign, and services provided by United Way.