Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Grant allows some Vets to travel on the IFA for free

VeteransAffairsThe U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs renewed a transportation grant to the State of Alaska. Effective November 1st, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority is authorized to issue free passenger and vehicle ticketing to qualified Veterans traveling for healthcare needs.

Kayhi National Art Honory Society creates and serves

NAHSWith a new school year under way, Ketchikan students in grades 10 to 12 are invited to join the National Arts Honor Society. NAHS not only provides art fellowship and community service, but scholarship opportunities.

State approves local pot license applications

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)On Friday, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board approved applications for two marijuana licenses in the Ketchikan area - JWS Enterprises and Cannabis Corner.

Self defense classes offered

The borough-run Gateway Recreation Center. (KRBD file photo)

The borough-run Gateway Recreation Center. (KRBD file photo)

Clint Shultz will be teaching Adaptive Self Defense classes at the Gateway Recreation Center. He gives more detail about the class and its flexible schedule.

Russian delegates visit Ketchikan

OpenWorldLeadershipA group of Russian delegates are in Ketchikan as part of the Open World Leadership Center program. They visited KRBD on Friday to share their impressions of Ketchikan.

Fire prevention tips


It’s Fire Prevention Week, and Ketchikan fire marshall Chris Grooms gives tips on how to stay safe and prepared.

Tips on growing garlic


Deb Matthews and Loann Swanson give tips on how to grow and harvest garlic.

Christianson named interim chair

Hydaburg Mayor Tony Christianson goes seine fishing for salmon in Eek Inlet off Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy)Anthony “Tony” Christianson of Hydaburg has been named interim chair of the Federal Subsistence Board. The announcement was made by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Tuesday.

Women in Safe Homes sees changes

Don Moss, president of the WISH board, talks about some changes going on with the non-profit, and gives an update on the organization’s probation status.

Election results for Saxman and some POW communities

US-Flag1Saxman and Prince of Wales Island voters hit the polls Tuesday. Here are unofficial results from those communities in the KRBD listening area.