Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Totem pole fragments provide lost details

A large fragment from the Chief Kyan Totem Pole showing a metal rod repair.Ketchikan Museums staff has been working to catalog, document and store totem pole fragments that have been in the museum’s collection for 40 years. The fragments can provide details lost on many of the larger poles.

Body found Tuesday morning

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo)A body believed to be that of a missing Ketchikan man was found just before 11:00 Tuesday morning under the E.C. Phillips building on Tongass Avenue.

Good to the last drop

Jane BolimaFor the first time in about six years, Ketchikan residents were able to donate blood. Vigor Industrial staff helped coordinate the two-and-a-half-day event that saw about 100 donors.

Story Time prepares children for success

Nolan intently examines his creation.The Ketchikan Public Library offers a variety of programs for all ages, but one of the most popular is Story Time, held each Thursday. The event is for preschoolers and features songs, movement, books and crafts.

Childcare providers earn CDA credentials

Betty Csech and Lindsey ArnetteTwo women working at the Little Village Learning Center in Ketchikan recently received their Child Development Associate Credentials. Lindsey Arnette and Betty Csech each spent about four to six months completing the program.

New faces at Ketchikan Public Health Center

Kate Helfrich, JoBeth Shimek and Jennifer Bergen are the newest nurses to join the Ketchikan Public Health Center. They give details about their careers and thoughts about public health. PublicHealthmore

Tatsuda’s celebrates 100th anniversary

Some of the new artwork by Evon Zerbetz at Tatsuda's IGA.Tatsuda’s grocery is celebrating its 100th anniversary in April. At a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch, Bill Tatsuda told the story of how the business began and was able to survive through hardships and changing times.

Blood drive comes to the First City

Blood Bank of Alaska will be in Ketchikan May 4th through 6th for a blood drive. If interested in signing up to donate, call Blood Bank of Alaska at 907-222-5630 to reserve a time slot.

KVB gears up for the tourist season

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau President and CEO, Patti Mackey, talks about the upcoming season, opportunties for businesses and “Tourist for a Day.” KVBmore

No one injured in Klawock mobile home fire

Photo courtesy of Karen Petersen.No one was injured Wednesday night after a mobile home caught fire in the Mary Jackson subdivision of Klawock. The blaze was reported just after 11:00 pm.