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Alaska: Escaped farmed salmon find home in Alaska - Commercial fishermen in Alaska have caught hundreds of Atlantic salmon that have escaped from fish farms in places like Canada and Washington state. A few of these escapees have even made their way into Alaska's freshwater streams. State fisheries managers worry these interlopers could wreak havoc on wild salmon populations. But just how big is the problem? The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) is literally diving in to find out. - More...
Thursday - August 26, 2004

National: Half of all Americans will use food stamps during adulthood, study finds - To be worry-free about having enough food is not the norm in the United States, says a Cornell University sociologist. - More...

World: Falloff in Freezes: Study Projects Decrease in Frost Days - Days and nights when the air temperature dips below freezing will become increasingly less common by the late 21st century across much of the world, according to a modeling study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. - More...
Thursday - August 26, 2004

photo Phoebe Newman

A humorous take on political issues...

A Piece of My Mind by Phoebe Newman... The Republicans and Dems Must Be Friends - Sung to the tune of "The Cowboys & The Farmers Must Be Friends" / Oklahoma - More...
Thursday - August 26, 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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