Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Hiker injured after 80-foot fall

A 19-year-old woman was injured after falling approximately 80 feet down a steep slope on Brown Mountain. The woman was hiking with two friends when the accident happened at about noon Monday (June 6th). Jerry Kiffer is with the Ketchikan … more

Advocates for older Alaskans

Lisa Gowdy with the State of Alaska Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman taks about the rights of seniors in long-term care facilities and volunteer opportunities.

Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby underway

Derby Coordinator Michael Briggs speaks about the first two weeks of the derby, prize categories and more. There’s still time to fish in the derby. derbymore

New top derby fish nearly 50 pounds

Misty Pattison holds up her 48.6 pound Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Ketchikan King Salmon Derby.Misty Pattison caught a monster of a king salmon Sunday. The 48.6-pound fish is now the leader in the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby.

Zerbetz’s work graces new museum

Ketchikan artist Evon Zerbetz has an art-glass piece installed in the new State Library, Archives and Museum building. The building’s grand opening is June 6th. Zerbetz speaks about exploring a new medium. Zerbetzmore

Kayhi Class of 2016 honored

A mortarboard adorned for the 2016 graduation.Family and friends gathered in the Kayhi Gym Sunday to celebrate Ketchikan High School’s graduating class of 2016. The commencement speech was delivered by US Senator Lisa Murkowski.

Grumman Goose may have found a home

Historic signs and photos on the walls of the Goose hangar.Since 1992, volunteers with Ketchikan’s “Save the Goose” project have been working to restore a historic amphibious plane. The Grumman Goose restoration is about 85 percent complete and now those involved are trying to find a permanent home for the plane. They believe they may have found the right place.

Red Apples awarded

DeltaKappaGammaThe Ketchikan chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma honored individuals and groups in for their significant contributions to the education of Ketchikan’s youth and families.

Volunteers progress on Goose restoration

From left to right: Don Dawson, Rick Garner, Arnie Enright and Randy Harris (and the Goose).For the past 20 years, a group of Ketchikan volunteers has been working to restore one of the Ellis Airlines Grumman Goose planes, in hopes of putting it on display.

Food Bank of Alaska offers help

Brian Shimek with the Food Bank of Alaska will be at the Ketchikan Public Library Wednesdays and Thursdays to help low-income individuals and families fill out public assistance applications. He speaks about assistance available. FoodBankAssistancemore