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Ketchikan's Creek Street Dance Hall
echoes of music from the past

By June Allen

photoVisually, not too much has changed along Creek Street over the past century. Several of the vacant shacks once occupied by sporting women of the past have managed to survive for decades, boarded off, defying demolition. A few of today's remaining ramshackle houses along the boardwalk are more valuable for atmosphere than occupancy. But the Good Fortune restaurant at #4 now welcomes patrons where shady lady Annie Watkins once welcomed her gentlemen callers. Then of course at the other end of the street, at #24, there's Dolly's House ­ now a museum and gift shop. Dolly's House today, crowded with cruise ship tourists, would surprise the sporting woman who owned and occupied it for half a century. - Read the rest of this story...
Saturday - February 21, 2004 - 12:50 am

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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... After more than sixty years of serving up drinks in downtown Ketchikan, the Alaska Bar will make its final last call Saturday. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Alaska is one of a number of historic downtown bars to shut its doors in the past several years.
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Ketchikan: Ketchikan Women Organize and Mobilize For Election Day; First City Republican Women's Club announces community educational series focusing on increasing local women's involvement in politics - The First City Republican Women's Club will host a series of educational meetings in Ketchikan on the Republican Party platform and to promote the involvement of citizens in the political process.

FEBRUARY 28: LOCAL POLITICS WITH SUSAN STONE, President, District 1 Republicans: Susan will present the organization and structure of State House District 1 and the opportunities to get involved in local precinct politics. Learn, also, about District 1's convention on March 11, without the pressure! - Read more...
Saturday - February 21, 2004 - 12:50 am

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Ketchikan: Air Safety Program Comes to Ketchikan - Introduction of a new Federal Aviation Administration safety program for commercial aircraft is underway in Ketchikan, with the installation of state-of-the-art navigation technology equipment in all seven Dehavilland Beaver floatplanes in the Taquan Air fleet. We are the first carrier in this area to adopt and participate in the FAA's Capstone program, said Taquan Air president Brian Salazar.

The Capstone program is intended to reduce the incidence of weather-related accidents, mid-air collisions and terrain based concerns, by improving the pilot's situational awareness through advanced technologies, modern avionics, and information services, said Salazar. Under the program, the FAA will equip up to 200 commercial aircraft and helicopters in Southeast Alaska with a global positioning system based avionics package. This system will provide navigational guidance for flights on routes that are outside the operational service volume of ground based navigational aides. FAA is planning a three year evaluation period for the Capstone program. Eventually, Capstone avionics should also permit implementation of more efficient flight procedures and air traffic control services, according to the FAA. - Read more...
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