April 20, 2004
Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson
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 -
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
Tuesday - April 20, 2004
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
Tuesday - April 20, 2004
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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."
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Saturday - April 17, 2004
First City Players; Did you hear that applause?
biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...
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