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audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story: Port Expantion Project, four alternatives presented... Consultants working on the City of Ketchikan's Port Expansion Project presented before a packed Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday four alternatives for two new cruise ship berths in downtown Ketchikan. As Deanna Garrison reports, they say Ketchikan's port expansion is the largest ever undertaken in Alaska and perhaps on the west coast.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked August 13, 2004

Alaska: New Tourism Marketing Formula Will Boost Industry; Governor Signs SB 254 to Lower Required Match to 50 Percent - Alaska's tourism industry will be better able to provide jobs for Alaskans and attract more visitors to the state, after Governor Frank H. Murkowski signed legislation Thursday that lowers the percentage of money the industry must provide to receive state matching marketing funds.

"We want to support the visitor industry's success in creating jobs and generating revenue for our state by attracting tourists," Murkowski said. "This agreement will help encourage the long-term health of this important sector of the economy and the thousands of tourism jobs it generates in our state." - Read more...
Friday - August 13, 2004

Wright Brothers' Master Pilots
Picture Left to right: Layton Bennett (Master Pilot Awardee), Steve Thompson (Master Pilot Awardee). Nicholas Sabatini (FAA Associate Administrator for Regulation and Certification), Kenneth Eichner (Master Pilot Awardee), Kenneth Loken (Master Pilot Awardee), Mike Barton (Alaska Transportation Commissioner), and Patrick Poe (FAA Alaskan Region Administrator)
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Ketchikan: Wright Brothers' Master Pilot Awards Presented; August is Alaska Aviation Safety Month - In a ceremony held on August 3rd in Juneau, the Federal Aviation Administration kicked off Alaska Aviation Safety Month by recognizing Ken Eichner of Ketchikan and three other Southeast Alaska pilots with the Wright Brothers' Master Pilot Award. The award recognizes those who have contributed and maintained safe flight operations for 50 or more consecutive years of piloting aircraft. - Read more...
Friday - August 13, 2004

Ketchikan: First City Republican Women's Club Endorses Stedman - The First City Republican Women's Club has unanimously voted to support State Senator Bert Stedman in his race for State Senate Seat in District A.

Senator Stedman was appointed by Governor Frank Murkowski on November 30, 2003, to fill the vacancy left by Senator Robin Taylor who took an administrative job with the state government. - Read more...
Friday - August 13, 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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