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March 16, 2004


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fireworks gifThe Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce would like your help in nominating this year's Theme and Grand Marshall. - Download the 2004 Fourth of July Parade Nomination Formpdf


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March 2004
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Alaska: Governor Makes Rare Appearance Before Senate Finance Committee to Advocate Fixing Budget Problem - In an extremely unusual move, Governor Frank Murkowski testified yesterday before a meeting of the Senate Finance committee, asking members to take action on a long-term solution to the state's fiscal problem. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 16, 2004 - 1:00 am

Ketchikan: South Tongass Service Area Receives New ISO Rating - According to information provided by KGB Manager Roy Eckert, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough recently received the results of a Public Protection Classification survey conducted by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) in September 2003. Eckert noted that a February 27, 2004, letter to Borough Mayor Mike Salazar, ISO reported that the South Tongass Service Area improved from the previous Class 9 rating to a new rating of Class 5/8B. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 16, 2004 - 1:00 am

Ketchikan: Ketchikan OKs funds for new marine highway headquarters - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted unanimously Monday night to approve a $500,000 supplemental appropriation to renovate the Ketchikan Pulp Co. administration building at Ward Cove. - Read this story...
Juneau Empire - linked Tuesday - March 16, 2004

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Chris Nemire
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Ketchikan: Nemire Named KGH Employee of the Month - Chris Nemire, Security Officer at Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) for the past two years, has been named Employee of the Month by a committee of his peers. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 16, 2004 - 1:00 am

Alaska: Forest Service Schedules Couverden Meetings, Subsistence Hearings - The Forest Service has scheduled public informational meetings and public subsistence hearings regarding the Couverden Timber Sales Draft Environmental Impact Statement. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 16, 2004 - 1:00 am

Alaska: Public Comment Period Extended 30 Days For Kensington DSEIS - The Tongass Forest Supervisor, Forrest Cole, has decided to extend the public comment period on the Kensington Gold Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or DSEIS, until April 7, 2004. This additional 30 days for public comment will enable cooperating and reviewing agencies as well as the public additional time to review the project. - Read more...
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Michael Reagan: What Is John Kerry Afraid of? - When John Kerry slandered the president and the Republican Party by calling them crooks and liars, then backed up and said that he really meant something he called the "Republican attack machine," he was actually launching a preemptive strike against damaging revelations that Kerry knows is coming. - Read more...
Tuesday - March 16, 2004 - 1:00 am

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A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance

PhotosIn general, not many people are interested in herring. It's not exactly a glamour fish. You won't see a snapshot of a grinning fishermen posing for the camera while holding up a trophy eight-inch goggle-eyed herring by the tail. And when was the last time you had baked, fried, roasted, grilled or pickled herring? The only time most people come in contact with herring is when they skewer a chunk of it onto a hook for bait when salmon fishing. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Sunday - March 14, 2004 - 12:40 am

arrow Nulato AK: a small village but big in history...

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

arrow A Story of an Unfriendly Arctic Island And the heroine who survived it...

arrow Ketchikan's Volunteer Legacy; Buckets to hydrants to hi-tech...

arrow Thanks, Ladies, for the Library - From Bookcase to Building(s)...

arrow KETCHIKAN COLD STORAGE and colorful Mgr. Jim Pinkerton...

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