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January 24, 2005

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jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: Catalogs - If your favorite slogan is "shop local" please avert your eyes for a few minutes.

According to the highest authority possible - our mail carrier Johnnie - our home receives more catalogs than any other single-family dwelling in the 99901 area code. - More...
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Ketchikan: Spirit of Cooperation Encouraged by the Ketchikan Charter Commission by Sharon Lint - During last night's regular meeting in City Council Chambers, the Ketchikan Charter Commission began work discussing the need to draft a reply to the Responsive Brief to the 2004 Consolidation Petition filed by the City of Ketchikan, as well as to written comments received by Roy Eckert, Ketchikan Gateway Borough (KGB) Manager, and Bob Weinstein, Mayor of the City of Ketchikan.

Determined to keep the process a positive one, Commissioner Dennis McCarty voiced the need for a spirit of cooperation for all, saying, "This [Consolidation] is a good idea. Let's make it work. This is not an adversarial situation. This is not an "Us or Them." It's "Us and Our Future." - More...
Saturday - January 22, 2005

Ketchikan: White Cliff agreement in offing - The city and borough came up with a potential resolution to the debate over who should own White Cliff School during a Friday meeting between City Mayor Bob Weinstein, Borough Mayor Mike Salazar and staff from the two municipal governments. - More...
Ketchikan Daily News - linked Saturday - January 22, 2005

Alaska: Governor Introduces New Public Health Bill - Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Friday introduced new Public Health legislation updating statutes established during Alaska's territorial days. The legislation will ensure public health experts have more clearly defined legal authorities to identify and control newly emerging and existing health threats while continuing to protect the individual rights of Alaskans. - More...
Saturday - January 22, 2005

Alaska: U.S. Senate Committee to hear natural gas ideas - Alaska Legislative Budget & Audit Committee Chairman Sen. Gene Therriault, Vice Chairman Rep. Ralph Samuels and State Division of Oil & Gas director Mark Myers are to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Jan. 24 on the potential for commercializing gas hydrates in Alaska. - More...
Saturday - January 22, 2005

Alaska: M/V Malaspina Aids Disabled Skiff in BC; Ferry's Rescue Boat Tows Skiff to Shelter in Lama Passage - The state ferry M/V Malaspina recently came to the aid of a disabled skiff while traveling northbound through the Inside Passage in British Columbia. - More...
Saturday - January 22, 2005

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photosL. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan - For such a small city in such a remote location, Ketchikan has had its fair share of experience in welcoming the rich and famous. Names that come to mind are Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Cary Grant, as well as Olivia Newton-John, Bill Gates, and Chubby Checker - plus many, many others! Unlike today's notables who arrive by cruise ship for brief visits, earlier celebrity visitors usually came in on their own or someone else's yacht. Most enjoyed Ketchikan's sights, sounds and attractions for at most a few days. But one unexpected visitor found himself stranded for the winter! - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - January 19, 2005

arrow ACS Bids for KPU Telecom: ACS a longtime presence

arrow Betty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society

arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

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