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July 08, 2004


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2004 July 4th Parade Winners
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Alaska: Governor Meets with Ambassador of China; Encourages Increased Purchases of Alaska Resources - Governor Frank Murkowski encouraged the People's Republic of China to expand its purchases of Alaska's natural resources, during a meeting here Wednesday with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Jiechi Yang.

"China is a good fit for many of Alaska's natural resources," the governor said. "Exports continue to be an important part of our state's economy and it was good to be able to spotlight opportunities with this high-ranking representative of Alaska's fourth largest export market." - Read more..
Wednesday - July 07, 2004

photo bob ciminelBob Ciminel - Fish or Cut Bait: The log train - It is uncanny how a minor topic of discussion in Ketchikan can segue so nicely into the article I planned for this week. I am speaking, of course, about the debate over the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. Now, being as I am a descendant of Pennsylvania coal miners, I am not the least bit qualified to offer an opinion on the credibility of the people who participate in the lumberjack show, or how they would stack up against "real" lumberjacks (no pun intended). One only has to watch the Discovery Channel or TLC to realize that today's lumberjacks no longer use many of the skills displayed at the lumberjack shows. Read more...
Wednesday - July 07, 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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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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