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Vote to Preserve South Point Higgins Beach
By Stacey Hallmark-Morales


October 06, 2008

I am a newer resident of Ketchikan and have fallen in love with South Point Higgins Beach! It is such a wonderful place to go in a town with so few beautiful beaches that are easy to access (and within fifteen minutes of town). I often take my dogs to the beach to play and love the beauty, solitude, and easy access. Yes, the litter is a hassle and I do end up cleaning up glass, misc. debris, and even the waste of others dogs along with that of my own dogs, but its often worth it. I do wish the state troopers would be more diligent on Saturday nights about patroling the area because I often go out on Sunday mornings and find the remnants of the previous nights party in the form of broken glass and trash. I know the issue is different for those living in the area knowing it is a popular party spot- but wouldnt it be wise to ask the state troopers to spend a little more time looking for drunk drivers, drug use, underage drinking, instead of getting rid of the beach all together?? Let's not throw the baby out with the bath water!

Regardless- I would gladly continue volunteering my time to keep the area clean if it were saved! I beleive it is much needed for the residents of Ketchikan, the children of Ketchikan, and the future of the city. Please consider voting YES to save the beach!


Stacey Hallmark-Morales
Ketchikan, AK


Received October 06, 2008 - Published October 06, 2008



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