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April 09, 2004


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Ketchikan: Ketchikan Charter Commission Conducts Survey - Click here... First published Tuesday -03/23/04


letter Veto the Bridge Project by Don Hoff Jr. - Hixson, TN - 04/09/04
letter Let's talk trash by Jerry A. Cegelske - Ketchikan - 04/09/04
letter The Death of Herring by Don Hoff Jr. - Hixson, TN - 04/09/04
letter Finally Balance In The Herring Debate by Ron Porter - Ketchikan - 04/09/04
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Ketchikan: Clark's Body Recovered - According to information released by Alaska State Troopers, Greg Harrison with the company Diversified Diver called Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan Thursday at 1:15 pm to report that his roving machine had located the body of 61 year old Warren Clark of Ketchikan in 166 feet of water near Rosa Reef. - Read more...
Friday - April 09, 2004

Alaska: Governor Signs Bill Appropriating $1.65 Million for Gasline Efforts - Thursday Governor Frank Murkowski signed into law SB241, which appropriates $1.65 million to the Department of Revenue for costs associated with bringing Alaska's North Slope natural gas to market. - Read more...
Friday - April 09, 2004

Alaska: State Enters Stipulation In Disabilities Class Action Lawsuit; Students With Disabilities Can Get Diplomas In 2004 Without Passing Exit Exam - Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes and Alaska Education Commissioner Roger Sampson announced the filing of a joint stipulation Wednesday in U.S. District Court that would allow students with disabilities in the Class of 2004 to get a diploma without passing the state's high school exit exam. The stipulation was based on an agreement by the State of Alaska and the lawyers who filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court. - Read more...
Friday - April 09, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan School Board next week is scheduled to take final action on the School District's budget for next fiscal year. As Deanna Garrison reports, the school district is looking at spending about $16 million, but could receive an additional million dollars if a state school funding bill passes the Legislature.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday am - April 09, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Congressman Don Young says he wishes more Alaska projects had made it into the massive $275 billion highway funding bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week. As Deanna Garrison reports, Alaska's Representative says the transportation bill has so much support in Congress that a veto by President Bush could be overridden by lawmakers..
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday am - April 09, 2004

graphicKetchikan: Ketchikan Herring Update - An aerial survey Thursday morning at 6:00 am showed one small spawn near Tatoosh Island. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game reported no other active spawn was seen in the West Behm Canal Thursday. The department planned to take samples as Thursday progressed, however those reports were not available by late Thursday evening. - Read more...
Friday - April 09, 2004 12:30 am - Updated at 2:40 pm

Wrangell: Wrangell District Releases Shady Timber Sale Environmental Assessment - The Wrangell Ranger District released the Shady Timber Sale Environmental Assessment Thursday. According to the Forest Service, the Shady Timber Sale has the potential to increase forest products employment, generate revenue for the local community, and provide desirable timber to local lumber mills. - Read more...
Friday - April 09, 2004

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PhotosKetchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause? - The 40th anniversary of the founding of Ketchikan's renowned First City Players is fast approaching. That community theater of volunteer actors, directors and stage hands laid the foundation of a tradition that has become the city's longest-lived, continuously active thespian society. It began when a small group of amateur actors with a little theater experience got together and said, "Let's put on a show!" And did so, and then put together another show, and another to become in time Ketchikan's first long-term little theater group as well as one of Alaska's most respected amateur theater organizations. In the larger picture and looking back to the town's beginnings, the First City Players added their talents to a long tradition of drama and comedy in the story of the small town on the shores of Tongass Narrows. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - March 30, 2004

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