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June 04, 2004


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Clover Pass School Named To Alaska's Ten Most
Endangered Historic Properties List

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Ketchikan: The Clover Pass Community School has been named to the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation's 2004 Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties List.

The nearly 50 year-old one-room school house located on Potter Road 14 miles north of Ketchikan is in danger because the land it sits on is slated for future development and the building could be torn down. - Read more...
Friday - June 04, 2004

photosAlaska: Governor Murkowski Signs CQE Bill to Assist Fishing Communities in Southeast and Gulf of Alaska - At a gathering of Alaska Natives from around Southeast Alaska, Governor Frank Murkowski on Thursday signed SB 387. The bill will help jumpstart community quota entities (CQE) that will bring limited entry permits and individual fisheries quotas back to local communities. The bill was signed at "Celebration 2004," an annual gathering at Juneau's Centennial Hall, at which thousands of participants from towns and villages throughout Southeast were in attendance to celebrate Native culture and heritage. - Read more...
Friday - June 04, 2004

photosAlaska: Murkowski Administration Comments on Oceans Report; State Sovereignty must be Protected, No New Fed. Bureaucracy Needed - Governor Frank Murkowski on Thursday made public the state's comments on the preliminary report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, emphasizing that any new federal approach to ocean management must recognize and respect individual states' sovereignty. The state's response points to Alaska's oceans and fisheries management regimes as models that the federal effort should emulate, and, in fact, the report recognizes that Alaska has done very well in managing its fisheries. The state's response also appeals to the commission not to propose new, cumbersome federal bureaucracies that overlap the management missions of existing programs and state agencies. - Read more...
Friday - June 04, 2004

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2004 King Salmon Derby
Week #1 Unofficial Results

photosBen Atwood poses with his 41.2 pound King Salmon. According to the unofficial results, Atwood holds the number one spot for week #1 of the 2004 King Salmon Derby. - Photo courtesy Knudson Cove Marina

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Plans by Klukwan Incorporated to spray herbicides on Long Island near Hydaburg this summer were roundly opposed during a public hearing Thursday in Ketchikan. As Deanna Garrison reports, the native village corporation is seeking a state permit to conduct aerial spraying of two herbicides on some 2,000 acres of property on Long Island.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday am - June 04, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Around a hundred parents, teachers and students turned out for a Ketchikan School Board work session at the Kayhi Library Wednesday night to look at options for housing White Cliff students next year. While there was agreement on where not to locate White Cliff's children there was little consensus on where to place the school's 270 students. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday am - June 04, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan Senior Center Board of Directors is asking the City of Ketchikan to convert the White Cliff School building into a senior center after it is vacated by the school district. The city owns the 77-year-old building, which currently houses some 270 White Cliff Elementary School students.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday am - June 04, 2004

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photosAlaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history - When the first Alaska state ferry sailed northbound through the Inside Passage of Alaska on its maiden voyage in January of 1963, there was rejoicing along the entire route from Ketchikan to Haines at the head of Lynn Canal! At last! Cars and even trucks and vans could now travel to and from isolated island-bound towns all along the 450-mile length of Southeastern Alaska's Panhandle. At either end they could roll off the ferry's ramp onto terra firma, connected to road systems north or south! The roadless towns of the famed Inside Passage finally had a "highway" from Prince Rupert B.C. to Haines, Alaska - even if it happened to be paved with salt water and used marine charts instead of road maps. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Friday - May 28, 2004

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