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August 24, 2004

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Alaska: Be Aware of Health Plan Scams And Learn How to Protect Yourself - Edgar Blatchford, Commissioner of the Department of Community and Economic Development, urges all Alaskans to be aware of insurance scams that are taking place across the nation and costing the public millions of dollars. - More...
Tuesday - August 24, 2004

Alaska: Federal labor official endorses Alaska incentives for persons with disabilities - A federal labor department official on Monday endorsed a Murkowski administration policy of encouraging public-private sector partnerships that contribute to increased independence, employment and dignity for Alaskans with disabilities. - More...
Tuesday - August 24, 2004

Alaska: Coast Guard responds to vessel fire - Early Saturday morning, a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew launched in response to a report that the fishing vessel Samoke became engulfed in flames near Legma Island, about 20 miles south of Sitka. - More...
Tuesday - August 24, 2004


Howard Dean: Our Role in Rebuilding Africa - The American government's record on encouraging self-reliance and prosperity in Africa is dismal. During the Cold War, our main interest in Africa was to use it as a chess board to counter the ambitions of other players, especially the former Soviet Union and China, and to remove her natural resources with total indifference toward ordinary Africans. - More...
Tuesday - August 24, 2004

photo Jason Love'So It Goes' by Humorist Jason Love: Brazilian Bikini Wax - I was picking lint from my collar when my editor called with a dangerous mission: to get a Brazilian bikini wax and report back to you, the reader. Apparently, men are ripping hair from the shyest parts of their body, and no one knows why. They needed someone on the inside. - More...
Tuesday - August 24, 2004

Ketchikan Regular Election
Tuesday - Oct. 5th
Filing for local office began August 10th and ends Sept. 7th at 5:00 pm.

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

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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