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June 09, 2004


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letter White Cliff - what now? by Lynne Miller - Ketchikan - 06/09/04
letter RE: Where are all the crab?
by John Morris, Jr. - Craig - 06/09/04
letterRE: Where are all the crab? by Ken Lewis - Ketchikan - 06/09/04
letter KIC Enough Leadership, Now Lead by Randy Williams - Seattle - 06/09/04
letter Great challenges; no easy answers by Ray Matiashowski - AK - 06/09/04
letter RE: Tax Em by Dave Kiffer- Ketchikan - 06/09/04
letter Celebration 2004 by Don Hoff Jr. - TN - 06/09/04
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audioKetchikan - Listen to this KRBD story... Ketchikan Gateway Borough residents voted Tuesday to increase the Borough sales tax rate by a half-percent. As Deanna Garrison reports, the tax is expected to bring in an additional $1.2 million annually.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday am - June 09, 2004

Ketchikan: Ten Percent Fuel Surcharge Added to Alaska Marine Highway Passenger Fares - Beginning Thursday, June 10, 2004, the Alaska Marine Highway will add a ten percent fuel surcharge to all passenger tickets. The surcharge will apply to all new passenger fares purchased, as well as on ticket changes made after the June 10th date. - Read more...
Wednesday - June 09, 2004

Alaska: Environmental Document For Alaska Groundfish Fisheries Released - The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) has announced the release of a major environmental document that will serve as the primary guide for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, NOAA Fisheries and the public in determining future management measures for the Alaska groundfish fisheries. - Read more...
Wednesday - June 09, 2004

Alaska: Governor Signs Fisheries Bills - Governor Frank Murkowski signed into law three fisheries-related bills and read and signed two resolutions during a brief town meeting in Kodiak Tuesday morning. - Read more...
Wednesday - June 09, 2004

Alaska: Tentative Agreement Reached with ASEA - The Murkowski administration announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative contract with the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA). - Read more...
Wednesday - June 09, 2004

White Cliff story - click here...

Placement of White Cliff Students
To Be Decided By School Board
Numerous fire and life safety concerns have been
identified in the White Cliff facility
which was built in 1927...
file photo by Dick Kauffman

Ketchikan: Placement of White Cliff Students To Be Decided By School Board - Among the items the Ketchikan School Board will be asked to decide Wednesday evening is... not if, but where to move White Cliff Elementary school students. The 77 year-old White Cliff school facility no longer appears to be an option for housing students for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Harry Martin is asking the Ketchikan School Board Wednesday evening to decided on another facility option for placing the students and staff.

Reports previously presented to the Ketchikan School Board have noted in detail numerous fire and life safety concerns with the White Cliff facility which was build in 1927. Previously, a decision was made to replace the school with a completely new facility at a different location. The design for the new school facility is almost finished, with an expected completion date of August 2005. It was the intent of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District to use the White Cliff building for for one more school year before retiring the building. However, because of fire and life safety concerns, other facility options will need to be considered. - Read more...
Wednesday - June 09, 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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arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

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