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August 12, 2004

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letter Public safety concerns by Heidi Ellis - 08/12/04
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Ketchikan: Ketchikan Freecycle's Goal is to slow the flow of trash into our landfills; Changing the world one gift at a time - Based on the old adage that "one person's trash is another person's treasure", the newly organized Ketchikan Freecycle Network's goal is to slow the flow of trash into our landfills by connecting people who want to get rid of old "stuff" with those frugal people looking for free "stuff". Ketchikan resident Shana Nielsen established Ketchikan Freecycle in July 2004. - Read more...
Thursday - August 12, 2004

Southeast Alaska: Federal Subsistence Hunting for Deer in Unit 2 Open - The federal subsistence hunting season for deer in Alaska's Game Management Unit 2 kicked off July 24th and runs through Dec. 31st. - Read more...
Thursday - August 12, 2004

Southeast Alaska: Thorne Bay Man Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Cultivation On National Forest Land - U.S. Attorney Tim Burgess announced recently that Thorne Bay resident Charles Thomas Beck, 59, was sentenced to one felony count for growing marijuana plants. The charge stemmed from an investigation conducted in October 2000 by the U.S. Forest Service.

In a plea agreement, Beck received 16 months in federal prison, three years supervised release, and forfeited the right to possess firearms for cultivating 87 marijuana plants on National Forest System land on Prince of Wales Island. - Read more...
Thursday - August 12, 2004

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Remembering Bob Ellis,
One of Alaska's Pioneer Aviators;
August is Alaska Aviation Safety Month
Photo courtesy Ellis family....

Ketchikan: Remembering Bob Ellis, One of Alaska's Pioneer Aviators; August is Alaska Aviation Safety Month - Bob Ellis was recognized and initiated into the Alaska Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame in a ceremony held in Anchorage, Alaska on February 27, 2004.  Ellis was one of Southeast Alaska's most famous bush pilots and founder of Ketchikan's Ellis Air Transport.   Ellis was a US Navy Reservist during WWII and was commander of the sectors in Alaska.  He was mayor of Ketchikan and an elected Territorial senator.  Known as an active promoter of tourism and sightseeing, Bob Ellis was Ketchikan's first flying Santa Claus and set countless aviation records. - Read more...
Thursday - August 12, 2004

Alaska: Fisheries Coalition Marks Major Growth - Turning its sights to national as well as regional fishery management issues, the Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA) announced Wednesday the appointment of David Benton as the coalition's Executive Director, effective October 1, 2004. Outgoing E.D. Ron Clarke will assume a similar position with the newly-formed MCA Foundation. - Read more...
Thursday - August 12, 2004

State Primary Election
August 24, 2004

Primary Candidates

Ketchikan Regular Election Tuesday - Oct. 5th

Filing for local office begins August 10th and ends Sept. 7th at 5:00 pm.

KGB Election Information

Assembly - 2 three-year terms

  • Mike Painter filed 08/10/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

School Board - Two three-year terms & One 1-year term

City Election Information

City Council: Two 3-year seats & One 1-year seat

  • Tom Coyne filed 08/10/04: Council 3-Year Term


photo Michael ReaganMichael Reagan: Selling America Out to 13 Democrats - For some insane reason the State Department has caved in to the outrageous demands of 13 House Democrats that foreign observers be invited to monitor the fall presidential election. It will be the first time such a team of outsiders has been present for a U.S. presidential election.

The 13 Democratic members of the House of Representatives wrote to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in July, and asked him to send observers. - Read more...
Thursday - August 12, 2004

photo Dick MorrisDick Morris: The Partisan Peril - It is hard to believe, but recent polling by the Fox News Channel suggests that more than a third of American voters believe that the Bush administration is manipulating the terror warnings for political advantage. This ridiculous suspicion is the Democratic equivalent of those Republicans who labeled Bill Clinton's rocket attacks in Afghanistan in the hopes of killing Osama bin Laden a wagging of the dog. - Read more...
Thursday - August 12, 2004

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photosKetchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname - Not everyone in town knew "Fish House" Tessie, but those who met her never forgot her! During her many years working in Ketchikan's waterfront cold storages, Tessie learned every bit as much about North Pacific fish - from dock to distributor to dinner plate - as any captain of the fisheries industry! She could pitch in at the slime line or stand in for the boss on occasion. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - August 04, 2004

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

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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