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Ketchikan/Statewide: Traffic Offense Fines To Increase Significantly - Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Bill Tandeske announced Friday that the Alaska Supreme Court has approved a new bail schedule for vehicle and traffic offenses. The new bail schedule, which raises the potential fines for numerous traffic and vehicle violations, goes into effect on July 1, 2004. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 29, 2004

Ketchikan: Improvements at Ward Lake Planned - A new shelter and trail signs are coming to Ward Lake, courtesy of the Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee and the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District.

The Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee, or RAC, chartered under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, includes 15 Ketchikan residents representing diverse community interests and experiences. The RAC recommends projects on the Tongass National Forest for funding distributed through the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. In its first year of operation, the Ketchikan RAC has approved two projects for the Ward Lake Recreation Area. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 29, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled southern Southeast Alaska early Monday morning. As Deanna Garrison reports, the powerful earthquake caused little damage but could be felt as far north as Juneau and as far south as the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Tuesday am - June 29, 2004

photo 56.8 pound King Salmon

California Man Nets 56.8 Pound King
Jim Cavanaugh poses with the 56.8 pound King Salmon caught Saturday around Survey Point.
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photosKetchikan: California Man Nets 56.8 Pound King - For California resident Jim Cavanaugh, Ketchikan proved it is the "Salmon Capital of the World" when he brought in a monster 56.8 pound King Salmon Saturday around Survey Point. Cavanaugh was fishing on the charter boat Hannah Rose along with Tom Koehm, also of California, when he caught this King. - Read more....
Tuesday - June 29, 2004

Alaska: Governor Signs Three Education-related Bills, One Other - Governor Frank Murkowski on Friday evening signed into law three bills relating to education, and one relating to unsolicited communications. All were passed during the regular session of the Legislature. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 29, 2004

Alaska: Coast Guard investigates deadly Freon leak - The Coast Guard is investigating a Freon leak on a fishing vessel that killed one man and injured another in Valdez Sunday. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 29, 2004

photo Howard DeanColumnist... Howard Dean: Bush's War on Science - The Bush administration has declared war on science. In the Orwellian world of 21st century America, two plus two no longer equals four where public policy is concerned, and science is no exception. When a right-wing theory is contradicted by an inconvenient scientific fact, the science is not refuted; it is simply discarded or ignored. - Read more...
Tuesday- June 29, 2004

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photosRemembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger - People still remember Swede Risland and chuckle when telling stories about him or about his incredible generosity. In his prime he made big money in the woods and all his life he gave it away as easily as he made it! The old logger was no fashion plate and in his later years he had to coax his battered old smoking and coughing yellow pickup all the way up Main Street until it gratefully reached the summit and rolled down Grant Street toward the tunnel - its cargo of salvaged miscellany rattling as it slid forward to clatter against the cab. Swede loved to clean out and organize long-neglected old warehouses and storage sheds and found many a rusty but still-good treasure waiting to be shared and recycled. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Saturday - June 19, 2004

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