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August 25, 2004

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Ketchikan: Landis Campaign Discusses Primary Election Results - David Landis of Ketchikan seeking the State Senate District "A" seat reacted to the primary election results by saying, "Our campaign is very pleased with the results. - More...
Wednesday - August 25, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Former Senate Seat A appointee Jim Elkins is the winner of the House District One Republican Primary. As Deanna Garrison reports, Elkins will face Dawn Allen-Herron in the general election, who ran unopposed in the House District One Democratic Primary.
KRBD - linked Aug. 25, 2004

POW, Metlakatla: Listen to this KRBD story... It was the most veteran politicians who came out on top in the primary races for House District Five and Senate District C. These Districts include Metlakatla and most of Prince of Wales Island. Jay Marble has this report.
KRBD - linked Aug. 25, 2004

Ketchikan: Governor ups timber quota for Southeast - Loggers may harvest twice as much state timber in Southeast this year after a push by Gov. Frank Murkowski to boost the cut, state officials said Tuesday. Read this Anchorage Daily News story..
Anchorage Daily News - linked 08/25/04

Alaska: More Than $19 Million Awarded To ADFG To Support Salmon Recovery - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration granted $19,290,110 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to fund salmon-restoration activities. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The grant will fund the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Initiative, a program created to conserve salmon populations in pacific rivers, streams and marine ecosystems. Projects include salmon habitat restoration, salmon stock enhancement and salmon research, including construction of salmon research and related facilities. Earlier this year, the Bush Administration announced a $10 million increase for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund in the Presidents FY 2005 budget request, raising it to $100 million. - More...
Wednesday - August 25, 2004

Alaska: Governor Activates National Guard Troops for Wildfire Duty - Four Army National Guard aircraft and 53 Guardsmen have been activated to help fight wildfires in the Interior and Kenai Peninsula, Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced on Tuesday. - More...
Wednesday - August 25, 2004

Alaska: Vibrio parahaemolyticus Outbreak Associated with Alaska Oysters - Until commercial shellfish samples test negative for Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health and Social Services (DHSS) will provide ongoing, updated information to the public regarding growing areas associated with the outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus gastroenteritis. - More...
Wednesday - August 25, 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." - 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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