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June 05, 2004


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Exploring The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Len Laurance points to claw marks from a bear climbing this tree.
Story by Louise Brinck Harrington
Front Page Photo by Cheryll Athorp



letter Second-Class America in Alaska by Jonathan Doll - Anchorage - 06/06/04
letterWanted, Native leadership... by Caroline Luckey - Ketchikan - 06/06/04
letter Bayview Cemetery: A beautiful asset to our community by Dave and Karen Pitcher - Ketchikan - 06/05/04
letter Thank you by Bobbie McCreary - Ketchikan - 06/05/04
letter Vote no on sales tax increase by Samuel Bergeron - Ketchikan - 06/05/04
letter Invest in the heart of the community by Patrick Branco - Ketchikan - 06/05/04
letter RE: "Open Letter: Borough Budget and Taxes" by David Landis - Ketchikan - 06/05/04
letter Vote of confidence instead of recall by Samuel Bergeron - Ketchikan - 06/05/04
letter Article about President Harding by William R. Heald - Sanger, CA - 06/05/04
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Ketchikan: Exploring The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary - New growth, old growth, red cedar, yellow cedar, corduroy roads and cross cut saws. - Read the rest of this story by Louise Brinck Harrington...
Saturday - June 05, 2004

Alaska: Governor Calls Special Session for June 22 - Governor Frank Murkowski on Firday called the Alaska Legislature into special session to address the state's long term fiscal shortfall. Murkowski issued a proclamation to all legislators, saying the special session will convene in Juneau on Tuesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. - Read more...
Saturday - June 05, 2004

Alaska: Governor Signs Bills to Further Alaska-Canada RR Link - Governor Frank H. Murkowski Friday afternoon signed into law SB 31 and SB 395, two bills that make progress towards a railroad to Canada to connect to the North American railway system. The bill signings took place aboard the "Spirit of Delta Junction" rail car transported to Moose Creek south of North Pole for the event. - Read more...
Saturday - June 05, 2004

Alaska: Governor Signs Bills on Kensington AIDEA Funding, School Term, and Rural Bulk Fuel Loan Program - Governor Frank Murkowski on Thursday afternoon signed into law three bills, including one to authorize AIDEA funding for the Kensington mine, one relating to the length of the school year, and one that amends the bulk fuel revolving loan fund. - Read more...
Saturday - June 05, 2004

Ketchikan: Juneau Small Business Development Center To Visit Ketchikan - Director Jackie Stewart of the Juneau Small Business Development Center will be in Ketchikan on June 30th and July 1st, to provide free, confidential business counseling to business owners and those planning a business startup. - Read more...
Saturday - June 05, 2004

Alaska: Governor Signs Six Bills Sponsored by Fairbanks Legislators - Governor Frank Murkowski on Friday signed into law six bills sponsored by Fairbanks legislators. He also read and signed a joint resolution. The bills covered the following issues: protection for emergency responders; liability for airstrips; garnishment of PFDs for overdue University bills; traffic preemption devices; navigable waters; and state submerged lands. - Read more...
Saturday - June 05, 2004

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Killer whale calls altered by whale-watching boats
Orca Mother and Calf Swimming
Photo by Janice Waite, National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML)...

Alaska: Killer whale calls altered by whale-watching boats by Ned Rozell - Killer whales of the Pacific may be changing their tunes in response to the noise from whale-watching boats.

Scientists from the University of Durham in England studied three groups of killer whales off the coast of Washington state and found that the whales lengthened a call by about 15 percent when whale-watching boats were near. In earlier studies, scientists had documented changes in humpback whale songs due to sonar signals and birds that sang at higher pitches near heavy traffic, but the killer whale study may show the first animal reaction to a certain threshold level of noise. Studies of earlier periods of whale-watching activities with fewer boats did not show that orcas changed their call lengths. - Read more...
Saturday - June 05, 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

arrow Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -

arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

arrow Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?

arrow A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...

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