Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Keeping bears alive and neighborhoods safe

Boyd Porter of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game discusses what we can do to keep bears out of our neighborhoods and tells about plans to improve education and enforce fines.  Bearsmore

Disscussing end of life issues

Tyler Pitts, Ketchikan Hospice Coordinator; and hospice volunteers Maggie Freitag and Licha Kelly King talk about the Courageous Conversations task force and sessions providing information and tools to discuss end of life decisions. EndOfLifemore

Marijuana committee approves code, discusses transportation issues

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee on Friday approved proposed changes to borough code and discussed concerns about transporting pot samples for testing.

Narcotics Anonymous offers hope

Members of Ketchikan’s “Never Alone” Narcotics Anonymous group share how the program has helped them and hope others can benefit from the program. NAmore

Chorus salutes Cole Porter

Steve Kinney gives details on the Ketchikan Community Chorus’ upcoming performance. The show is a cruise-theme aboard the S.S. Cold Porter. ColePortermore

Tourism industry healthy, but facing challenges

The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau building is seen during last summer's tourist season.Patti Mackey of KVB gave an update to Chamber of Commerce members on what is happening with the tourism industry locally and across the state; and discussed some of the challenges facing the industry.

Gardening tips – potatoes, strawberries and more

Master gardner Lee Skidmore offers tips on what to plant now and advice on raising potatoes, strawberries and bulbs. Gardening041116more

School district faces budget challenges

Ketchikan School Superintendent Robert Boyle discussed budget challenges facing the district at a recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Garza to discuss beach foods

Dr. Dolly Garza is making a presentation on edible seaweeds April 7th at the UAS Ketchikan Campus. This is part of the ASK UAS series. BeachFoodsTalkmore

Food preservation workshop coming to Ketchikan

Sarah Lewis of the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension gives details about a food preservation workshop being held in Ketchikan April 16th and 17th.