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photosKetchikan: Walchli Wins 2004 Tongass Marathon - The Tongass Marathon sponsored by the Ketchikan Running Club is Ketchikan's premier running event of the year. The Tongass Marathon took place on Saturday with the race winding through the Tongass National Forest on a combination of US Forest Service trails and unpaved back country roads.

The winner of the Marathon (26.2 miles) was Gregg Walchli, 42 years of age of Seattle, Washington with a finish time of 3 hours, 27 minutes, and 28 seconds. Claiming second place was Rob Turlington, 37 years of age of Ketchikan with a finish time of 3 hours, 41 minutes and 36 seconds.

Susan Doherty of Ketchikan was the winner of the Half Marathon (13.1 miles) with a finish time of 1 hour, 39 minutes and 52 seconds. The second place winner of the Half Marathon was Rhea Kahle of Ketchikan with a finish time of 1 hour, 48 minutes, and 25 seconds. - More...
Monday - August 23, 2004

Ketchikan: 7:00 pm - Monday, August 23rd: Special Meeting City Council in the City Council Chambers... Download the Agenda and Information Packet (pdf)

State Primary Election
Tues. - August 24, 2004

Primary Candidates

Ketchikan Regular Election Tuesday - Oct. 5th

City Election Information

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

  • Tom Coyne filed 08/10/04: Council 3-Year Term
  • Lew Williams filed 08/16/04: Council 3-Year Term
  • George Lybrand filed 08/17/04: Council 1-Year Term

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

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photosHarold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search - Harold Gillam was among the boldest of those gutsy pioneer bush pilots who painted Alaska's early aviation history on an enormous canvas of rugged and unforgiving wilderness often cradled in the foulest, most extreme weather on the planet.

Oldtime pilots said that there were three kinds of Alaska weather: clear and unlimited, called Pan Am weather; then ordinary weather, and lastly, there was "Gillam weather." While more prudent pilots sat out the worst days, the quiet-loner Gillam would shake his head and say, "The weather's never as bad as it looks."

There were, of course, times the weather was indeed as bad as it looked and Gillam had his share of heart-stopping takeoffs, hairy landings, and more than a few minor accidents and serious crashes as well. But it was said that he had cat's eyes and could fly in the winter darkness as well as the daylight. Early in his career the lucky pilot had been given the nickname "Thrill 'em, spill 'em, no kill 'em Gillam." - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - August 17, 2004

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

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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