Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

IFA’s free travel program for veterans ending soon

US-Flag1The Inter-Island Ferry Authority announced last week that the IFA’s participation in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs transportation grant program will end August 31st. The program offers free transportation to veterans traveling for healthcare needs.

Smith files for Borough Assembly

Keith Smith (KRBD file photo)Keith Smith filed today as a candidate for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. Smith is currently the Ketchikan Program Director for Southeast Alaska Independent Living.

Injured hiker rescued from Deer Mountain

Deer Mountain (KRBD file photo)A hiker was rescued on Deer Mountain Saturday afternoon. The 54-year-old Ketchikan man suffered a knee injury and was experiencing seizures.

About KVRS and SPOT locator beacons

SPOTJerry Kiffer and Kara Lunde of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad talk about the group and the SPOT locator beacon program.

Author shares dreams, goals and adventures

MichaelDittonAuthor Michael Ditton speaks about his life and book, "Dreams, Goals and Adventures," and how he went from broke to semi-retired in ten years.

CAO Tonjes leaving PeaceHealth Ketchikan

Ken Tonjes speaking at the ribbon cutting cermony for the hospital expansion. Photo courtesy of PHKMC.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.

Shaw shares experience as GOP convention delegate

Trevor Shaw at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Photo by Liz Ruskin/APRN)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.

“Amish Robots” performs in Ketchikan

Patrick Troll and Alejandro Chavarria of the band “Amish Robots” speak about their music and a performance Saturday night.

Life-long dancer teaches Ketchikan students

Bill Evans answers questions during tap class.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.

Moms offer advice on breastfeeding

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.