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March 19, 2004


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Concerns About AMHS Headquarters Move Addressed - click here...

Ward Cove - The former KPC Administration building... File photo by Dick Kauffman

Ketchikan: Concerns About AMHS Headquarters Move Addressed - Recently there have been a number of questions raised by Juneau's elected officials regarding both the suitability of the former KPC Administration building as an office building for AMHS employees, and regarding the loss of State jobs in Juneau. According to Ketchikan Borough Manager Roy Eckert and Borough Mayor Michael Salazar, while the questions raised may be important they are easily answered.

One question raised asked about the potential for asbestos or other hazardous materials in the structure. The Pulp Mill site and this building have been preliminarily reviewed, and asbestos containing flooring tiles have been identified. The type of asbestos in these tiles is non-friable and is not considered a health risk. "The request for a building condition survey and structural review of the building is a reasonable request, and the Borough intends to cooperate fully with the State Department of Administration in addressing these and any issues which might be identified from such a review." said Borough Manager Roy Eckert. - Read more...
Friday - March 19, 2004 - 1:10 am

Ketchikan Charter Commission - click here

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


letter Ordinance Defeated - YOU explain it to the children by Joseph Branco - Ketchikan - 03/19/04
letter Hooray for hypocrisy
by Karen Ramsey - Ketchikan - 03/19/04
letter Response to Open Letter of 03-17-04 by David Landis - Ketchikan - 03/19/04
letter Properly assessing the educational accomplishments of all students by Sen. Lyda Green - Alaska - 03/19/04
letter A Tribute to Tom Carlin by Judy Christopher King - Ketchikan - 03/19/04
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Alaska: Governor Proposes Tobacco, Transient Taxes - Governor Frank Murkowski has introduced legislation calling for a one-dollar-per-pack increase in the tax on cigarettes, and a transient accommodations tax on shore-based and cruise ship overnight stays. Increasing the tax on tobacco would raise an estimated $35.5 million annually, while the transient accommodations tax would bring in about $49 million. - Read more...
Friday - March 19, 2004 - 1:10 am

Alaska: Federal Appeals Court Upholds State's Sex-Offender Registration Law - Attorney General Gregg Renkes announced Thursday that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Alaska's sex-offender registration law against its final challenge in federal court. - Read more...
Friday - March 19, 2004 - 1:10 am

Alaska: Nautilus Foods Settles EPA Clean Water Act Complaint for $15,000 - Nautilus Foods, a Valdez-based salmon processor, has settled an EPA-issued complaint for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. These violations included... - Read more....
Friday - March 19, 2004 - 1:10 am

audioKetchikan - Metlakatla: Listen to this story.... The new state ferry Lituya is on its way to Southeast Alaska. As Deanna Garrison reports, the nine point six million dollar vessel will provide daily roundtrip service between Metlakatla and Ketchikan.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - March 19, 2004 - 1:10 am

audioSoutheast AK: Listen to this story.... The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to construct a trail across Baker Island. As Jay Marble reports, the Forest Service received little support for the project.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - March 19, 2004 - 1:10 am


Dick Morris: Bush Ads Hit the Mark - At last George W. Bush is doing what he needs to do to win this election - run ads that explain John Kerry's liberalism to moderate swing voters.

And the Bush ads are very good. He focuses on three lines of attack: Kerry's advocacy of a "$900 billion tax increase," his support for weakening the Patriot Act and his commitment to awaiting United Nations approval before "defending America." - Read more...
Friday - March 19, 2004 - 1:10 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...
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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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