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August 14, 2004

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State Help on the Way for Southeast Timber Industry Jobs
Governor Frank Murkowski announces his plan at the Pacific Log & Lumber sawmill Friday. Standing to the right of the Governor is Senator Bert Stedman...
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letter Three-hundred and fifty jobs to possibly move from Ketchikan by Thomas Ferry 08/15/04
letter Termite People by Don Hoff Jr. - 08/15/04
letterTimber jobs by Sharon Fraley - 08/14/04
letter Suit challenges State's education funding level by Bill Bjork - 08/14/04
letter Remembering Swede by Scott Fulton - 08/14/04
letter Ensuring voter confidence by Lt. Gov. Loren Leman - 08/14/04
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Ketchikan: Governor Announces Completion of New SE Transportation Plan - Southeast Alaska residents and visitors will be able to get around the region faster and easier under a new transportation plan that will use new roads and shuttle ferries to provide rapid, reliable and cost-effective transportation, Governor Frank Murkowski said Saturday morning. Approximately 40 people including shipyard workers, community members and public officials were present to hear the Governor announce the completion of the new Southeast Alaska transportation plan at the Ketchikan Shipyard Saturday morning. - More...
Saturday - August 14, 2004 - published 8:50 pm

Ketchikan: State Help on the Way for Southeast Timber Industry Jobs - Speaking to a crowd of workers & public officials at the Pacific Log & Lumber sawmill in Ketchikan Friday afternoon, Governor Frank Murkowski announced a plan to make state timber sales available for the mills to help protect Alaska jobs. The plan announced by the Governor will provide some relief this year to three small Southeast Alaska sawmills that have been financially hamstrung by the resistance of environmental special interest groups to logging on federal land. - More...
Saturday - August 14, 2004
Alaska: Advisory Committee Joins Governor in Calling for Caution on Aquaculture - Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Commissioner Kevin C. Duffy on Friday welcomed the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's recent recommendation that the federal government solicit additional public comment and conduct further analysis before expanding aquaculture in U.S. federal waters. - More...
Saturday - August 14, 2004

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Ketchikan: Ketchikan politicians vie for District 1 House seat; Shay, Elkins battle for seat vacated by Rep. Bill Williams of Saxman...
Juneau Empire - linked 08/15/04

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Governor Announces Completion of New SE Alaska Transportation Plan...
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked 08/14/04

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Help on the way for SE Timber Jobs...
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked 08/14/04

A view of Mt. Wrangell's steaming North Crater.
Photo by Carl Benson.

Alaska: Forty years and counting on Mount Wrangell by Ned Rozell - When Carl Benson stepped on the summit plateau of Mount Wrangell in May 2004, he saw the same view of the Copper River valley that he had on his first visit, when he was 34 years old and John F. Kennedy was president.

Now 77 and a professor emeritus at UAF's Geophysical Institute, Benson first stepped on the summit of Mt. Wrangell in 1961. Since then, he has spent months camping near the summit of the 4,317-meter (14,163-foot) volcano, which from a distance resembles a body under a white sheet.

A recent ankle surgery has limited Benson's time on the mountain, but he made it up for a few hours in 2004 as part of an international expedition of Japanese, Russian, and Alaskan scientists who are drilling ice cores on Mt. Wrangell's summit. With the help of pilot Paul Claus of Ultima Thule Outfitters and his turbo-equipped Single Otter, the team recovered 50 meters of core ice from Wrangell's summit caldera in 2003, and a segmented 216-meter core in 2004. - More...
Saturday - August 14, 2004


photo Bob CiminelBob Ciminel - Fish Or Cut Bait: Of Course, I'm An Environmentalist! - Those of you who have read my articles in Kanoe and Sitnews over the years have probably formed the opinion that I don't like "tree huggers" or "envirowhackos." Nothing could be farther from the truth. I view environmental activists as people who truly believe that man has been damaging the Earth ever since God granted Adam and Eve access to the Garden of Eden. - More..
Saturday - August 14, 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

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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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