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March 20, 2004


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Alaska: Governor's Office Encourages Alaska Exports - The director of Governor Frank Murkowski's international trade office is in Asia this week, pushing forward with the administration's efforts to improve export markets for Alaska's natural resources. - Read more...
Saturday - March 20, 2004 - 1:30 am

Alaska: Former Dept. of Corrections Employee Arrested for Embezzlement - In May of 2003, at the request of the Department of Corrections, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation in Fairbanks began an investigation into the embezzlement of funds from the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Following more than 10 months of investigation, a Fairbanks grand jury indicted former FCC Administrative Supervisor, Lisa E. Rapp, age 31 of Fairbanks on one count of theft in the first degree (a class B felony), three counts of theft in the second degree (class C felonies), and three counts of issuing a bad check (class C felonies). Three separate arrest warrants were issued, with combined bail set at $30,000.00. - Read more...
Saturday - March 20, 2004 - 1:30 am

Alaska: Governor Fights Union Leader's Attempt to Require Negotiations Outside the Capital - Governor Frank Murkowski on Friday directed the Department of Administration to strongly oppose an attempt by Alaska State Employees Association business manager, and former Juneau Senator, Jim Duncan to require the state to negotiate union contracts outside the Capital City. - Read more...
Saturday - March 20, 2004 - 1:30 am

Alaska: Forest Service Orders Protect Public Health, Safety - As a reminder to the public, the Forest Service is calling attention to several recently enacted prohibitions pertaining to the Tongass National Forest. - Read more...
Saturday - March 20, 2004 - 1:30 am

Alaska: Senate Seeks to Resolve Education Funding Impasse - The Senate took action Friday to work toward compromise on a bill to increase education funding. - Read more...
Saturday - March 20, 2004 - 1:30 am

Bob Ellis - click here...

Bob Ellis
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Ketchikan: Historical Society Presents "Bob Ellis: Alaskan Aviation pioneer" March 24th - Bob Ellis, a giant in Ketchikan's aviation history, will be the subject of a Tongass Historical Society program at the Ted Ferry Civic Center on Wednesday, March 24th, at 7 p.m. Local aviation historian Don "Bucky" Dawson will give the presentation, showing slides relating to Ellis's 33-year career as a leader in the development of Alaskan aviation. - Read more...
Saturday - March 20, 2004 - 1:30 am

Alaska: Murkowski Lauds US Troops for Service in Iraq - It is important for all of us to take a moment to reflect upon the sacrifices of our military forces - soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, including members of the Reserves and our Alaska National Guard who've served there so far. - Read more...
Saturday - March 20, 2004 - 1:30 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story...The Ketchikan Gateway Borough issued a written statement late Thursday responding to concerns raised about the Murkowski administration's decision to move Alaska Marine Highway headquarters from Juneau to Ketchikan. As Deanna Garrison reports, the statement comes as the House of Transportation Committee schedules a second House hearing on the impending move.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - March 20, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan City Council Thursday night voted down an ordinance that would have banned smoking in the City's restaurants. As Deanna Garrison reports, proponents and opponents packed the council meeting to speak out on the controversial measure.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - March 20, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... After experiencing a string of internet outages over the past year, Ketchikan Public Utilities has decided to drop its internet bandwidth provider next month. The bandwidth provider allows KPU's customers to access the internet.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - March 20, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The State Mental Health Trust Land office has posted a thirty-day public notice of its intent to put as much as 90 million board feet of timber up for sale in the Ketchikan area. Jay Marble has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - March 20, 2004

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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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