Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Council OKs museum project, protests liquor license

The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)The Ketchikan City Council approved a fifty-percent schematic design and cost estimate for the Centennial Building gallery expansion and renovation project. It also voted to protest a license for First City Saloon.

Mathews places third in speech contest

Cheyenne Mathews

Cheyenne Mathews

Ketchikan High School senior Cheyenne Mathews placed third in the American Legion’s Oratorical Contest. The National finals were held April 16th and 17th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mathews spoke about the competition.

Mathews is also the Alaska winner … more

Music Fest comes to Ketchikan

Kayhi Concert Choir

Kayhi Concert Choir

More than 650 students from a dozen schools brought their instruments and voices to Ketchikan High School last weekend for Southeast Music Fest. The three-day festival features workshops, performances and adjudication.

Students in the flute and


Tens of thousands of geese fill Ketchikan skies

Greater white-fronted goose. Photo courtesy of Andy PistonTens of thousands of migratory geese flew over Ketchikan Monday morning and early afternoon on their way to breeding grounds farther north.

Pt. Higgins celebrates science and technology

Point Higgins is holding a Museum of Science and Technology Night on Earth Day. Sixth-grade students prepared exhibits and there will be a drone presentation. Teachers Janice Wood and Lesley Ann Wallace give details. PtHigginsmore

Welding as art

ASK UAS presents “Welding as Art” noon Tuesday at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library. Welding instructor Ken Horn will show some of the work he and students have done. UAS_Weldingmore

Keeping bears alive and neighborhoods safe

Boyd Porter of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game discusses what we can do to keep bears out of our neighborhoods and tells about plans to improve education and enforce fines.  Bearsmore

Disscussing end of life issues

Tyler Pitts, Ketchikan Hospice Coordinator; and hospice volunteers Maggie Freitag and Licha Kelly King talk about the Courageous Conversations task force and sessions providing information and tools to discuss end of life decisions. EndOfLifemore

Marijuana committee approves code, discusses transportation issues

MarijuanaThe Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee on Friday approved proposed changes to borough code and discussed concerns about transporting pot samples for testing.

Narcotics Anonymous offers hope

Members of Ketchikan’s “Never Alone” Narcotics Anonymous group share how the program has helped them and hope others can benefit from the program. NAmore