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January 08, 2003

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21 Candidates Vie For Seats On Charter Commission
Photos by Carl Thompson - Graphic by MC Kauffman

Twenty-one candidates have filed for 7 seats on the Charter Commission. These photographs were taken Wednesday evening before the start of the candidates' forum sponsored by the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. More photographs of candidates along with the audio of their forum statements will be published on Sitnews & currently under construction. Candidates pictured are: Robert B. Skinner; Deborah S. Otte; Dennis L. McCarty; Loren K. Stanton; Michael Jensen and John Harrington... A special election is scheduled for January 13th. (List of Candidates)


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Ketchikan: Southeast Photographers Capture Top AP Honors - Former Ketchikan resident and part-time photographer at the Ketchikan Daily News Eric Amundson has won first place for the Alaska Associated Press (AP) Feature Photo of the Year for 2003. The photo named "NO DOGS ALLOWED" featured a cat looking at the gate on the promanode at Thomas Basin which has a sign reading "No Dogs Allowed; $100 fine". Amundson's photo took runner-up in the AP contest for the month of Oct. and was also featured on MSNBC.com's The week in Pictures Oct. 2-9, 2003. - Read more...
Thursday - January 08, 2004 - 1:00 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... A Local Boundary Commission staff member addressed the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. As Deanna Garrison reports, the LBC representative laid out four key reasons why he believes Ketchikan's City and Borough governments should consolidate.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - January 08, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Rep. Bill Williams, R-Saxman, discussed the upcoming legislative session and his campaign for Senate Seat A during an interview Wednesday with KRBD's Maria Dudzak. Here's an excerpt from that interview.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - January 08, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Twenty-six people were recently indicted on 139 counts of drug and money laundering charges after federal officials say they uncovered a massive drug trafficking ring that stretched from California, Nevada and Washington to Ketchikan, Craig, Klawock, Juneau and Anchorage. As Deanna Garrison reports, six of the indicted were arrested in the Ketchikan area Monday.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - January 08, 2004

Ketchikan: Six people in Ketchikan indicted in drug case on conspiracy charges - Six of 26 people indicted on charges of operating a drug distribution network that stretched from California to Alaska appeared at a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Ketchikan. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire - linked Thursday - January 08, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan City Council Tuesday night selected former member Jim Wingren to fill a vacant council seat. As Deanna Garrison reports, Wingren will replace Jim Van Horn, who resigned from the council last year.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - January 08, 2004

Alaska: Silver Bay pulls out of bankruptcy; Judge approves logging company's plans for repaying 100-plus creditors - Silver Bay Logging will begin repaying its more than 100 creditors this year, but the 30-year-old company will operate on a much smaller scale as it regains viability, a company official said. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire - linked Thursday - January 08, 2004

Alaska: Alaskan Native Firm Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract - The Department of Energy (DOE) recently selected a portion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Project's billion-dollar Management & Operating (M&O) contract to assist small and disadvantaged businesses. The SPR is based in New Orleans, La. The award -- made as an 8(a) set-aside -- is the first M&O agreement targeted by DOE to unbundle contracts in order to increase small business prime contracts. The $26 million-dollar contract has a two-year term with three one-year options that could increase its total value to more than $60 million. - Read more...
Thursday - January 08, 2004 - 1:00 am


Dick Morris - Dr. Dean's Advance: Unstoppable - If Howard Dean wraps up victories in the early primaries, as now seems quite likely, he may find that he has won them too well, so that his victories contain the seeds of his own destruction. But he'll likely survive - thanks, ironically, to the work of the party establishment. Read more...
Thursday - January 08, 2004 - 1:00 am

Mike Reagan - What Makes Democrats Unhappy? - A new poll reveals that 62 percent of all Republicans say they're happy while only 50 percent of Democrats make the same claim, meaning that the other 50 percent are less than happy. - Read more...
Thursday - January 08, 2004 - 1:00 am

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Courthouse Hill, 1912
Photographer: Harriet Elizabeth Hunt; Donor: Ketchikan Public Library;
Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

June Allen Column

photosThanks, Ladies, for the Library; From Bookcase to Building(s) - One thing Ketchikan's founding fathers didn't think of was a library. In their 1900 petition for Incorporation of the city - and thereby for the ability to qualify for outside assistance as well as the right to raise local taxes to pay for community needs - one of the first things those men had been thinking of was the need for a school. In fact, there were those fellows who were certain their down-south sweethearts or wives would refuse to join them in the wilds of Revilla Island if there were no school for their children! And so the first schoolhouse was promptly built. As mothers arrived with their children and newcomer families also began to arrive, Ketchikan promised to grow. And it was the women of Ketchikan who thought immediately of the need for a library. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Thursday - January 01, 2004 - 1:00 am

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