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April 10, 2004


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Ketchikan: Built With Steel, Perhaps, but Greased With Pork - Even by the standards of Alaska, the land where schemes and dreams come for new life, two bridges approved under the national highway bill passed by the House last week are monuments to the imagination. - Read this story by the New York Times....
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Alaska: First Safety Conference Supports Measures to Immediately Reduce Traffic Deaths - The Alaska Transportation Safety Stewardship Conference, held in Anchorage April 6-7 and the first meeting of its kind, recently passed a resolution in support of two key pieces of legislation that would reduce Alaska's traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

Participating in the conference were transportation planners, engineers, designers, consultants, traffic and highway safety professionals, health service providers, local and state law enforcement, emergency responders, rail and commercial vehicle representatives and transit providers. All levels of government, non-profits, industry advocates and the private sector participated. The purpose of the meeting was to share information on Alaska's transportation safety issues and challenges. - Read more...
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Ketchikan: Edwards Earns Prestigious Membership - Harriett Edwards, Borough Clerk of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, has been accepted as a member in the Master Municipal Clerk Academy Program of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

Jean M. Bailey, IIMC President, said, " I am honored to welcome Ms. Edwards as a member in the Master Municipal Clerk Academy. She is dedicated to municipal service and an inspiration to all members of our profession." - Read more...
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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...
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