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July 23, 2004

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Carelessly Tossed Butt Likely Cause of Dock Fire
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Ketchikan: Carelessly Tossed Butt Likely Cause of Dock Fire - At approximately 5 pm Thursday, a small fire broke out on the city dock in front of the Ketchikan Mining Company on Front Street. According to a Ketchikan City Police staff person, it appears the fire was caused by a lit cigarette that was dropped between the cracks setting the creosote coating applied to pilings on fire. - More...
Friday - July 23, 2004

Alaska: Governor Requests Aerial Drone Fire Overflights - Governor Frank Murkowski on Thursday sent a letter to the U.S. Coast Guard, asking them to assign one of the agency's aerial drones on a two-day mission to collect information on the Boundary Fire in Alaska's Interior. - Read more...
Friday - July 23, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The State of Alaska filed criminal charges in Ketchikan District Court Thursday against Greenpeace for allegedly breaking a state oil spill prevention law earlier this month. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday AM - July 23, 2004

audioSoutheast: Listen to this KRBD story.... The State of Alaska won support for an expansion of the Alaska Railroad, construction of a natural gas pipeline and the Bradfield Road Project at a Pacific Northwest Economic Region Summit in Victoria British Columbia last week. As Deanna Garrison reports, a resolution passed by the summit's delegates states that the Bradfield Road will generate sustainable jobs and strengthen economic ties between British Columbia and Southeast Alaska.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday AM - July 23, 2004

Ketchikan: State charges Greenpeace for violating Alaska environmental laws - State prosecutors filed charges against Greenpeace, Inc., Capt. Arne J. Sorensen and ship's agent Willem Jan Beekman in Ketchikan today alleging violations of two state environmental laws. The information charges that the defendants were criminally negligent for operating in state waters without an oil discharge prevention and contingency plan and for failing to file proof of financial responsibility for oil discharge damages. - Read more...
Thursday - July 22, 2004 - Published 3:20 pm

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photosFairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding - In the summer of 1901, bustling, one-year-old Ketchikan was building its first schoolhouse and had set a hefty tax rate of 7.5 mills to pay for it. Juneau was busily producing gold and had just been named the new capital city of Seward's Ice Box, snatching that honor away from beautiful little Sitka, once the Russian capital of Alaska. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - July 13, 2004

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Alaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history

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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