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August 27, 2004


Graphic courtesy Ray Troll

New Book Released
by Local Artist Ray Troll


letter Leask Lake's Namesake by June Allen - 08/27/04
letter For those of us old enough to remember the Sixties by Mark Neckameyer - 08/27/04
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Ketchikan: New Book Released by Local Artist Ray Troll - For more than two decades, Ketchikan artist Ray Troll has been luring, hooking, and landing fans around the world with his zany, irreverent, and often surreal art. - More...
Friday - August 27, 2004

Alaska: Finalists for 2005 Alaska Teacher of the Year Named - Alaska Commissioner of Education & Early Development Roger Sampson has named five finalists for the 2005 Alaska Teacher of the Year honor. - More...
Friday - August 27, 2004

Alaska: BP Exploration, State Reach Tax Settlement; State to receive $18 million - BP Exploration in Alaska will pay the state $18 million under an agreement to settle two years' worth of disputed production taxes, the two sides announced. The payment is expected to be made Thursday. - More...
Friday - August 27, 2004

Alaska: Support for Faith-Based Agencies Announced - Governor Frank Murkowski on Wednesday announced the creation of the Alaska Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to work with grassroots community and faith-based organizations to deliver assistance to Alaskans in need.

"We want to focus on helping people to help themselves. We will now build on the work of the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Task Force and create a permanent state office to manage this important effort," Murkowski said. - More...
Friday - August 27, 2004


Michael Reagan: A New Low in Democrat Hypocrisy - This latest bit of Hollywood show business - sending former Senator and triple amputee Vietnam vet Max Cleland in his wheelchair to Texas to hand deliver a letter to President Bush demanding that he disavow the message of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and order them to stop their advertising - is a new low in Democrat hypocrisy.

To begin with, President Bush doesn't have the power to stop the Swifties from running advertisements, a fact demonstrated by the veterans themselves when they said that they would not stop their campaign to show American voters John Kerry's true nature even if ordered to do so by the President of the United States. - More...
Friday - August 27, 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...

arrow Read more stories by June Allen...

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