Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Council approves July 4 events, waits for Borough decision on library

The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday approved closing a small section of Main Street at Spruce Mill Way for a downtown 4th of July timber carnival and decided to wait until after the special Borough Assembly meeting to discuss the library funding issue.

Smith named interim PAC project manager

Keith Smith (photo courtesy of First City Players)

Keith Smith (photo courtesy of First City Players)

Keith Smith has been hired as the interim project manager for the Ketchikan Performing Arts Center. The First City Players Board of Governors approved a contract with Smith at its June 3rd … more

Day Camp for girls starts next week

Victoria Lord with the Girl Scouts gives details about Girl Scout Camp that starts Monday, June 9th.  The week-long camp is open to all girls K-12, not just Girl Scouts.  ScoutCampmore

Assembly cuts library funding

Library4The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted to cut its share of funding for the city-owned Ketchikan Public Library.

OceansAlaska grant money not carried over

This OceansAlaska photo shows geoduck seeds.Borough Assembly votes against carrying over funding for OceansAlaska into next fiscal year, but may revisit the issue.

Four running for House District 36

Three candidates will vie for the Republican nomination on the August primary ballot; all are from Ketchikan. The winner will face independent Dan Ortiz in the General Election.

KGB and State argue education funding

Judge William Carey heard oral arguments in Ketchikan Superior Court this morning in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit against the state over education funding.

Murkowski’s chief of staff tells the good and bad

Murkowski's Chief of Staff Edward HildIf Republicans reclaim the Senate this fall, Alaska’s Lia Murkowki would be the chair of the Senate Energy Committee. If not, she would lose standing in that committee. That was the message from Murkowski’s chief of staff, Edward Hild.

Forrester retains derby lead for 2nd week

While there was a lot of derby action and many changes to the leaderboard, the top spots remain the same on the adult ladder as last weekend.

New campfire rules for the Ward Lake area

Ward Lake2The Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District today announced restrictions on the burning pallets and treated wood in campfires at the Ward Lake Recreation Area.