Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Animal shelter revises fees and fines

ShelterCat1The Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s animal shelter implemented a new fee structure on July 1st. Changes include cost of adoption and licensing, and fines.

William “Bill” Evans in Ketchikan for dance intensive

Bill Evans during a recent KTB class.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.

Kayhi teens hired to help promote drug-free lifestyle

bird copyThe 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.

Wellness Coalition

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.

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New chamber director shares background, goals

ChamberlogoBill 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.

Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

District 36 Representative Dan OrtizDistrict 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night. He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session.

High-tunnel program accepting applications

High TunnelSoutheast gardeners can apply for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s high- tunnel cost-share program. High tunnels or hoop houses are structures used to extend the growing season.

Funding available for high tunnels

nrcs.usda.govSamia Savell and Will Murray of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service give details about the high tunnel cost share program.

Council approves marijuana cultivation permit application

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan City Council on Thursday approved a marijuana cultivation permit application contingent upon satisfactory review by the City Fire Marshall.

Saxman and Kasaan awarded grants

The Saxman Clan House.U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development awarded a $60,000 grant to the City of Saxman Thursday. USDA-RD has also awarded a $26,250 grant to the City of Kasaan.