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August 19, 2003


Front Page Photo - Tatoosh

'Lifestyles of the ... Tatoosh'
Photo by Gigi Pilcher

Ketchikan: Front page photo - The 301'8" Tatoosh was photographed Monday anchored in the Tongass Narrows. The superyacht, ranked the third-largest in the United States in 2002 and 12th-largest in the world in 2003, belongs to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who bought it from another Seattle tycoon, McCaw Cellular cofounder Craig McCaw. - Click here to read more & to view photos...
Tuesday - August 19, 2003 - 12:10 am

Alaska: Gov. Murkowski Comments on USFS Roadless Rule - Governor Frank Murkowski has told the US Forest Service that its roadless rule, as applied to the Tongass and Chugach National Forests, is "unlawful and unwise" and that the Forest Service should, "proceed promptly with a new rulemaking, which permanently exempts both forests from any national roadless area conservation rule." - Click here to read more and to read the text of the Governor's Letter to USFS Roadless Content Analysis Teams...
Tuesday - August 19, 2003 - 12:10 am

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Ketchikan local, Hogan Zinn admires the model troller Sharyn A, built to scale by Ketchikan resident Ed Allain, who fished the original Sharyn A. for many years.
photo by Frances Leach

photosKetchikan: Some Things Fishy: Ketchikan and the Salmon at the Tongass Historical Museum! - A colorful community exhibit, Some Things Fishy encompasses all things salmon, including antique and unusual fishing gear, cannery related items, salmon-inspired garments, King Salmon Derby photos, salmon artwork, "fish stories," and much, much more. Hundreds of fascinating objects and photos, selected from the Museum's collections and on loan from area residents, provide a fascinating view of our community, its rich history and our many connections to that most splendid of fish, the SALMON. ..... And remember. Ketchikan residents are ALWAYS admitted free! Some Things Fishy closes on September 30th. Don't miss it! - Click here to view the photo gallery...
Tuesday - August 19, 2003 - 12:10 am

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Updated: Aug. 19, 2003

Alaska: Trade Assistance For Alaska Fishermen Announced - Last Friday U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced that Alaska fishermen, who have seen a sharp drop in their incomes because of a downturn in salmon prices caused by competition from farm-raised salmon, will finally qualify for federal assistance under terms of a new national Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program for farmers. But they will have to act fast to qualify for the aid for 2003. - Click here to read more...
Tuesday - August 19, 2003 - 12:10 am

Alaska: Northeast Power Outage Another Reason For Congress To Quickly Pass Comprehensive Engery Legislation Says Sen. Murkowski - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Thursday's Northeast power outage is just another reason why Congress needs to quickly give final approval to national energy legislation this fall. - Click here to read more...
Tuesday - August 19, 2003 - 12:10 am

Alaska: DEC Creates Reindeer Meat Processing Inspection Program - The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has created a voluntary reindeer slaughtering and processing inspection program that will boost Alaska's reindeer industry. The regulations go into effect on September 6, 2003. - Click here to read more...
Tuesday - August 19, 2003 - 12:10 am

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Ketchikan:Gravina Access Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement Now Available Online - Click here to read or download the report...
Posted: Wednesday - August 06, 2003 - 2:10 pm

DEIS public comment period closes on October 06, 2003

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