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February 23, 2005

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Ketchikan: Ketchikan Charter Commission Receives Extension to File Reply By Sharon Lint - In a meeting early Saturday, the Alaska Local Boundary Commission (LBC) granted the Ketchikan Charter Commission (the Commission) their request for an extension to file a reply in the pending Consolidation proceeding.  The Commission asked for the extension to allow them adequate time to consider all comments made in opposition to the 2004 Consolidation Petition.  More time was also needed in order to enlist the help from the City of Ketchikan and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in obtaining more accurate budget projections and estimates regarding future levels of governmental goods and services.

Late last September the Commission filed the Petition with the LBC.  During the designated comment period as allowed, (September 30, 2004, through December 27, 2004), the LBC received three documents.  Karl Amylon, City Manager, filed a Responsive Brief on behalf of the City of Ketchikan on December 23, 2004.  Also submitted were two written comments.  The first being a letter dated December 23, 2004, from Bob Weinstein, Mayor of the City of Ketchikan. The second was a letter dated December 21, 2004, signed by Ketchikan Gateway Borough Manager, Roy Eckert.  - More...
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photosSitka's Pioneer Home Statue; Whose face is cast in bronze? By June Allen - The little town of Sitka, the capital of Russian Alaska until the U.S. Purchase in 1867, is home to the first of Alaska's modern Pioneer Homes. Built in 1934, it is situated on the old Russian parade grounds. The earlier and comparatively ramshackle "pioneer homes" quarters in the gentler climate of Sitka were founded especially for down-on-their-luck Gold Rush veterans who decided to remain in Alaska after the glory days were over. They were largely a tough and grizzled lot, tobacco-chewing and fond of a good stiff drink or two. - Read the rest of this feature story by June Allen...
Thursday - February 10, 2005

arrow L. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan

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

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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