Ken Tonjes, chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, announced he’ll be leaving his position at the end of the year in order to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
District 36 Republican Chairman Trevor Shaw was one of 28 Alaska delegates to the Republican National Convention. Shaw spoke recently about his experience at the convention, and opinion of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Patrick Troll and Alejandro Chavarria of the band “Amish Robots” speak about their music and a performance Saturday night.
Teacher, choreographer and performer Bill Evans is in Ketchikan for a two-week dance intensive at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. Classes in modern dance and tap began August 15th, and Evans also choreographed a piece for the Gigglefeet Dance Festival.
Karla Gelhar and Aubree Kline share their experiences as breastfeeding moms. They also speak about about a mom and baby-friendly rest area at the Blueberry Arts Festival. Jessica Mills Clark speaks about the “Watch Me Grow” program.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s animal shelter implemented a new fee structure on July 1st. Changes include cost of adoption and licensing, and fines.
Ketchikan Theatre Ballet brought dancer, teacher and choreographer Bill Evans to town for workshops. Evans speaks about his background and technique, classses, and upcoming performances at Gigglefeet.
The Ketchikan Wellness Coalition received funding through the federal Drug-Free Communities grant program to hire high school students as peer counselors and leaders. The students work with KWC staff to develop programs and activities promoting a drug-free life and supportive relationships.
Kevin Gadsey speaks about the Drug Free Communities program that brings peer counselors into the high school. He also introduces the two teen counselors – Vince Tenebo and Rachel Winburn.
Bill Swift is the new executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. He took over the position on July 15th, replacing outgoing director Julie Isom. Swift speaks about background and goals for chamber.