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April 20, 2004


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Ketchikan: Kings Baseball Season Kicks Off; Kings Win 3 of 4-game weekend series - The Ketchikan High School baseball season kicked off Friday, April 16th at 3 pm with the Kayhi Kings playing the Sitka High Wolves in a four game weekend series.

Game one Friday featured two Southeast 17 year olds who pitched 9 innings against each other last July in the Southeast Senior League championship game - Kayhi's Casey

Bass vs Sitka's Matt Way - with Ketchikan coming out on top and winning the Southeast crown. Friday, Bass and Way pitched like last season never ended with Bass giving up 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 12 Sitka hitters and Sitka's Matt Way giving up 1 run on 7 hits and striking out 11 Kayhi hitters in a great pitchers' duel. The final score: Sitka 3, Ketchikan 1. - Read more...
Tuesday - April 20, 2004

Alaska: State of Alaska, TransCanada Sign MOU on Gas Pipeline - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski announced Monday that the State of Alaska and TransCanada Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding, which provides that TransCanada will make an application under the state's Stranded Gas Development Act, and that the state will resume processing of TransCanada's long-pending application for a right-of-way lease for the project. - Read more...
Tuesday - April 20, 2004

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Alaska: Specific Arctic Research Plans For Year Sought by Sen. Murkowski - Saying rapidly changing natural, economic and social conditions in the Far North make it important that more research be conducted into the causes of the changes, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski last week sought a detailed summary of Arctic research being proposed under the President's proposed FY'05 budget. - Read more...
Tuesday - April 20, 2004

Alaska: OSHA Approves Changes to Alaska & Washington State Plans; To Assume Jurisdiction over Indian-owned Establishments, Native Healthcare Facilities - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has approved changes in coverage in the Washington and Alaska occupational safety and health plans that will transfer coverage of Indian-owned establishments, native health care facilities, and certain military bases to Federal OSHA. The agency announced the changes in Monday's Federal Register. - Read more...
Tuesday - April 20, 2004

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photosKetchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins - Tourists are nothing new to Ketchikan. These seasonal visitors have been spilling out onto the downtown docks for more than a century now. They share certain traits: They're thrilled to find themselves in distant, exotic Alaska; they find Ketchikan quaint and charming; and, they are wide-eyed and excited as they board charter fishing boats, or climb into sightseeing coaches to rumble off over the city's trestle streets. The basic awe most people feel when seeing our little town remains constant, even after a century. The things that have changed over the years are the much larger numbers of ships and visitors visiting each summer and the numbers of attractions available to them.

At the turn of the 20th century, brand new Ketchikan was even then being visited by tourists and journalists. In The Ladies World Magazine of March 1905, travel writer Myra Drake Moore described the Ketchikan she visited the summer of 1904: "[Ketchikan] is the port of entry into Alaska it and its sister towns of Juneau and Skagway are all very much alike in architecture, and seem to be 'happen-so's'. Ketchikan," she archly wrote, "has accumulated itself." - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
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