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July 08, 2004


Front Page Photo by Lindy Foster

'Rubber Duck Race'
Jack Shay calls the Rubber Duck race on the 4th...
Front Page Photo by Lindy Foster

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... U.S. timber prices hit a seven-year high this spring. But as Deanna Garrison reports, mill operators in Southeast Alaska say they have been unable to capitalize on the higher prices due to a lack of timber supply.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday pm - July 08, 2004


letter Shame, Shame, Shame by Robert D. Warner - Ketchikan - 07/08/04
letter Rather than berate, volunteer by Neil Gray - CA - 07/08/04
letter Re: Independence Day Celebration by Dave Kiffer Ketchikan - 07/08/04
letter Everyone can help make it better... by Archie Inoncillo Ketchikan - 07/08/04
letter Open Letter to Sen. Murkowski by Jamie Dakis - Fairbanks - 07/08/04
letter Midway in the season by June Allen - Palmer - 07/08/04
letter "Poor little me" by Kyle Johansen - Ketchikan - 07/08/04
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audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Ketchikan Gateway Borough manager Roy Eckert spoke before a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday. Here is an excerpt from his speech on perceptions.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday pm - July 08, 2004

Alaska: Fishing Coalition Praises Sustainability Determination - A panel of internationally renowned marine scientists and fishery management experts has determined the Alaska pollock fishery the largest U.S. fishery -- is responsibly and sustainably managed in accordance with strict conservation standards established by the non-profit, U.K.-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC.) The MSC was created by the World Wildlife Fund, the world's largest environmental organization.

"It's encouraging to see strong independent corroboration of what we've known all along fishery management works in the North Pacific," Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA) Executive Director Ron Clarke said. Over the past three and a half years, the SCS conducted a rigorous scientific review of the North Pacific pollock harvest, concluding Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska pollock fisheries met the MSC's stringent Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing. "This confirms nearly three decades of evidence that fishery managers working within the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) are doing an admirable job", Clarke said.

Pollock is an abundant species of whitefish used in products from fast food restaurant fish sandwiches to imitation shrimp and crab. Since passage of the MSA in 1976, North Pacific stocks of pollock have increased and remained stable, now comprising about 30% of all seafood harvested in the United States. - Read more...
Thursday - July 08, 2004

photo Rachel McKinney...

Marry Me
Rachel McKinney holds a proposal sign...
Photo by Misty Pattison

Ketchikan: Marry Me - After taking the initiative, Rachel McKinney made sure the question was asked. - Read more...
Thursday - July 08, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... During a pancake breakfast with constituents in Ketchikan on Friday, Governor Frank Murkowski signed into law a number of bills that will, among other things, change the permitting process fro the timber industry and overhaul the state's food safety inspection program. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday am - July 08, 2004

audioCraig: Listen to this KRBD story... Craig residents marked the Fourth of July holiday with two days of celebrations. The Independence Day festivities included traditional events like the kids scrap fishing derby, greasy pole competition, gunny sack races, a parade and fireworks. Deanna Garrison has this sound portrait of the weekend's festivities.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday am - July 08, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded a $2.1 million grant to expand power and telephone service to the Ketchikan Airport Industrial Park. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday am - July 08, 2004


photo Dick MorrisDick Morris: Disaster is Lurking - John Kerry's choice of John Edwards as his vice presidential candidate is getting predictable but sincere applause from Democrats, relieved that some charisma will enliven their presidential ticket. But the initial positive reaction may not last long as the Bush campaign zeroes in on Edwards' vulnerability: his presidential campaign contributors. - Read more...
Thursday - July 08, 2004

photo Mike ReaganMichael Reagan: Isolate Internet Porn - Okay - the Supreme Court says the 1998 law that was meant to protect children from internet pornography is a threat to free speech, but there is a way to achieve what the Child Online Protection Act sought to do without endangering anybody's right to free speech. - Read more...
Thursday - July 08, 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?

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