Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Emergency Preparedness


Abner Hoage, Emily Chapel and Dave Owing of the Local Emergency Planning Committee speak about the LEPC and Emergency Preparedness Month. LEPC

Two of the kittens up for adoption at the animal shelter.Homes are needed for many cats and kittens that recently arrived at the animal shelter. Assistant Borough Manager Deanna Garrison and Animal Protection Director Eddie Blackwood explain the situation, and the need for donations too.

Shellfish Farming workshop scheduled

This OceansAlaska photo shows geoduck seeds.Professor Ray RaLonde of the Alaska Sea Grant Program is offering a free, 3-day shellfish farming workshop September 8th through 13th. He gives details. Links to registration follow.

Community Connections’ services

Bess Clark, Mike Kinerk, Adrienne O’Brien and Amber Machado speak about the various social services offered for infants to senior citizens and those with developmental disabilities. CommConnmore

Workshop focuses on turning ideas into actions

JohnGraham2Author, adventurer and speaker John Graham will lead a workshop on how to transform ideas into action.

SAIL offers many services

Keith Smith of SAIL provides information on resources and services the organization has for those with disabilities of all types.

Southeast Conference updating plan

birdSoutheast Conference’s five-year Economic Development Strategy is being revised. The entity is the State of Alaska’s economic development organization for Southeast Alaska.

Stedman predicts growth for Ketchikan

Senator Bert StedmanSenator Bert Stedman says Ketchikan is poised for economic development and seems confident both the economy and population will grow over the next decade.

Sivertson files for City Council

Bob Siversten has filed for reelection to the Ketchikan City Council. Sivertson is vying for one of two three-year seats on the Council.  The other seat up for election is currently held by DeAnn Karlson.

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Radio event honors Coast Guard’s 225th

Gary Freitag talks to other ham radio operatorsAugust 4th marked the 225th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard. To commemorate the day, the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad set up its communications van to broadcast from the site of a former Coast Guard high-frequency radio station.