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SitNews - Stories In The News - Ketchikan, Alaska
August 03, 2009

Front Page Photo By MARK ADAMS

Cascade Inlet
Pictured are Britta Christensen (R) and Elizabeth Einset (L) who swam the backside of Ham Island Sunday. Pictured in the kayak is Michael Schuler.
Front Page Photo By MARK ADAMS



Fish Factor: Kodiak now home to Alaska's biggest boat lift By LAINE WELCH - Kodiak is now home to one of the biggest boat lifts in the world - and with it comes the promise of plenty of new jobs.

Kodiak now home to Alaska's biggest boat lift

Alaska's largest boat lift - the Marine Travelift 600C - at Kodiak Harbor.

The 600 ton, 54 foot high hoist, built by Marine Travelift of Wisconsin is one of just five in the U.S., and the only one in Alaska. It was shipped in 24 containers to Kodiak in June and assembled on the island. Since then, workers have been building the site for the boat lift adjacent to Kodiak's larger harbor and preparing for the first test lifts next month.

Kodiak is home to the state's largest and most diverse fishing fleet with roughly 700 boats, but big trawlers and crab boats have had to travel to Seward, Seattle or further for repairs and maintenance.

"Right now we can only lift boats up to 150 tons and that's a stout 75 -80 footer," said Kodiak harbormaster, Marty Owen who has been advocating for the new lift for 15 years. "We have lots of bigger boats up to 150 feet and 700 tons. The new lift is designed to lift boats up to 42 feet wide and 180 feet."

Every 18 months to two years, a boat must be pulled out to have its zincs checked, propellers tuned up, barnacles scraped off, new paint and other upkeep.

"We call that a shave and a haircut, and that's the basic boat maintenance you have to do," Owen explained. "The fleet really gets tired of having to travel elsewhere just to get the basics done. With today's fuel costs, running a boat to Seattle and back is a $25,000 to $30,000 bill."

The Kodiak boat lift is self propelled, has a heated wash pad, and can accommodate up to seven boats at a time. Owen said the boat lift will operate an 'open yard', meaning users can do the boat work themselves, or hire their own contractors.

User fees will help repay the $18 million tab for the lift, which is owned by the City of Kodiak. The state contributed $2 million to the project, along with $2.3 million in federal economic development funds.

That's a big part of what the boat life project is all about, said Nick Szabo, Chairman of the Kodiak Port and Harbor Advisory Board.

"Creating jobs and supporting the industry that Kodiak does best - catching and processing fish - was the rationale for building the boat yard," Szabo said.

There are 75 people on the job now, and the project will create many new jobs, Owen said.

"Right now you can't get a big propeller repaired in Kodiak. We have welders and mechanics, but not that many," he said. "Every day I have craftsmen calling and asking when the lift will be done. Now that there will a lot more opportunities, these kind of skilled workers will be moving to Kodiak. I think the economic return to the community will be ten-fold." - More...
Monday - August 03, 2009

Alaska: Glitch Delayed 'Cash for Clunkers' Participation in Alaska - Alaskans can participate in the Cash for Clunkers program, despite a glitch on a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) website that generated confusion over whether Alaska was eligible.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) received numerous phone calls last week from Alaska auto dealers concerned that Alaska was being left out of the program. In order to participate, dealers have to ensure that a trade-in car is transferred to a disposal facility on a DOT list. But when dealers tried to access the information, no Alaska facilities appeared on the list.

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Murkowski noted that the recent rollout of the program was delayed in Alaska, thanks to a computer glitch on a federal website that temporarily prohibited the ability of auto dealers - and therefore consumers ­ to participate.

DOT officials assured Murkowski that there are a number of disposal facilities in the state, and that Alaska will be able to participate.

DOT officials told Murkowski's office that they were trying to update their website ( with a list of approved Alaska disposal facilities. They said there were at least five such facilities located in Anchorage, Juneau and Kodiak. However on the DOT website the only disposal facilities listed as of August 3rd are located in Anchorage.

The program runs through Nov 1, 2009 or when the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. However, the Obama administration said Thursday that the $1 billion Cash for Clunkers program ran out of money Thursday, July 30th, after only one week following an unexpected flood of business exhausted the funds. - More...
Monday - August 03, 2009

Alaska: Health Care Reform subject of long-distance conversation - Continuing his efforts to stay connected to Alaskans through innovative technology, United States Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) held a Tele Town Hall last Monday night, talking to hundreds of Alaskans about health care reform.

Using the e-communications tool called iTownhall, Alaskans were able to have an interactive conversation with Sen. Begich during an hour-long telephone call. For the call, the phone numbers of 40,000 Alaskans were dialed through an automated system just before 6 pm Alaska time. A recorded message tells recipients they can instantly join a town hall conference with the senator. An estimated 1,000 Alaskans took part in the call, either listening or having the chance to ask questions.

"Health care reform is one of the most important topics Congress is addressing right now, and I want to continue to hear the ideas and priorities of Alaskans." Sen. Begich said. "The tele town hall was a great way to connect with hundreds of Alaskans, take questions, and have an active discussion, all with me in D.C." - More...
Monday - August 03, 2009

Alaska: Health Care Town Halls in August - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, told several thousand Alaskans during a "Telephone Town Hall" meeting last Thursday night that she will hold four Alaska-based town hall meetings focused on health care during the August congressional recess.

Murkowski announced the Alaska town hall meetings while on the phone Thursday night with several thousand Alaskans who participated in her Teletownhall. Some 40,000 Alaskan phone numbers were dialed by an automated system, and she successfully connected with more than 8,000 residents throughout the course of the hour-long conversation. Sitting in her Washington, D.C., office, Murkowski talked about the various health care proposals under debate in Congress and took a number of questions from her constituents across the state.

"Last night [Thursday], the phone lines were lit with Alaskans eager to ask questions and raise concerns about the health care debate going on in Washington," Murkowski said. "As a member of the Senate Health Committee, I explained my vote against the Democrat bill that passed the committee earlier this month. There were many problems with that bill, but perhaps the biggest flaw is the staggering cost ­ over $1 trillion dollars and it still would leave as many as 34 million people without coverage. Besides cost, the bill would create a government-run public plan to compete with private insurers. To pay for the government program, the bill would cut Medicare payments and tax small businesses. We all want to reform health care, but we need time to discuss how we pay for a $1 trillion bill that still leaves too many without health care. - More...
Monday - August 03, 2009


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MARTHA RANDOLPH CARR: United We Stand, Divided We Pay - During the run-up to the election candidate Obama said again and again, "If you are a family making less than $250,000 a year you will not see your taxes go up. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." It was a catchy statement. He was aiming it straight at the middle class, the bulk of the voters at the only time we really have any power, which is right before an election.

President Obama then proposed a multi-billion dollar bailout of banks and corporations that were deemed too big to fail or too necessary to bring the economy back from the edge of collapsing altogether.

This past Sunday, eight months after inauguration, the Obama administration's Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director, Lawrence Summers started laying the groundwork for the middle class to foot the bill for not only the deficit but proposed health care reform by saying that someone's going to have to step up to the plate. - More...
Monday - August 03, 2009

DALE MCFEATTERS: How to make a program work: free money - Why would anybody be surprised -- and some in Congress apparently are -- that the government's "Cash for Clunkers" program is wildly successful?

True, the American people can sometimes be a trifle dense about economic matters -- we want a whole lot of government services, but we don't want to pay any money for them. But Cash for Clunkers in any case doesn't make a great deal of sense economically. The American public does, however, have a ready grasp of the concept of free money.

Uncle Sam gives you up to $4,500 to trade in your aging gas guzzler for a new, more efficient car. What's not to like? In a giddy moment, Chrysler offered to double that but quietly dropped it when they began running short of cars. Whoever thought just two months ago that an American automaker would ever again have that problem?

The initial program was to be $1 billion to sell around 250,000 cars over the course of the summer and then revisit it to see if was worth extending. The car buyers burned through that $1 billion in less than a week. - More...
Monday - August 03, 2009

JAY AMBROSE: Where is Obama's transparency? - Transparency, said President Barack Obama in a memo not long after he took the oath of office, was going to be a "touchstone" of his administration. His advisors then gathered around, breaking into a paroxysm of giggles interlaced with assurances to each other that dumbbell Americans would actually buy this stuff.

What fun to have power, they laughed. What fun!

OK, true enough, I cannot vouch for any post-promise merriment, but I can vouch that it did not take all that long for the administration to emulate former Vice President Dick Cheney's thoroughly castigated private meetings with top energy executives working with him on policy issues. The public did not learn what was said or who attended. Especially among liberals, suspicion of dastardliness was high. - More...
Monday - August 03, 2009


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letter Government amuck! By A.M.Johnson - Let me get this straight. In order to obtain Federal funds, encroachments over State right of ways have to be "Cleared". That means "Removed". - More...
Friday - July 31, 2009

letterWhy Ketchikan was built on a hill instead of Flatland. By Dan McQueen - When our fair city founders first got here they had a choice to build on a hill where every thing flows down hill to drain into and disperse into the Narrows or build on flat ground. - More...
Friday - July 31, 2009

letter911 Response By Eileen Small - All I will say, Mr. Hurley, is that if you had had a heart attack you'd be dead. Period! And 911 probably wouldn't have even FOUND you in that unfortunate condition til 45 minutes after you called them!!! - More...
Friday - July 31, 2009

letterSeptic fees By Lewis Nelson - I remember when my father Dan Nelson charged $75.00 for a 500 gallon septic tank and $125.00 for a 1000 gallons. It took us the better part of 3-4 hours in those days to pump a tank. Then we hauled it to the city sewer at the bottom of Carlana Street just behind the Ketchikan soda works. Between all of us boys and girls we all had a hand in working the lever on the back of that old truck and the new ones that came along and occasionally getting things sprayed on us that we had rather not. - More...
Friday - July 31, 2009

letterBears & Garbage By Lisa Martin - Having secure bear proof lids will help. We just need local residents willing to take part on keeping our area clean and safe. But doing this alone, takes a lot of time, effort and pride. Love your state and love your and your home town. I love to see and watch bears from a safe distance. - More...
Friday - July 31, 2009

letterLogjam By Mary Danforth - The Tongass National Forest. The home of the Grisly bear, the black bear, the bald eagle, Osprey, wolverines, black tailed deer, the wolf and the 'Island Wolf' found nowhere else in the world. All the wildlife mentioned here are greatly endangered of becoming extinct if we keep taking their habitat. We cannot ignore the fact that the cutting of these trees, this ancient forest, will do just that. - More...
Friday - July 31, 2009

letterObama "Shoots From the Hip" By Donald A. Moskowitz - President Obama has confirmed my fear of having a president with terrible judgment. - More...
Friday - July 31, 2009

letter Re: Dave Kiffer's 4 blocks wide column. By Mary Ida Henrikson - I understand one of the reasons our forepeople left Loring was the deep harbor issue. - More...
Sunday - July 26, 2009

letterThe bleak furture of the Republican party By Mike Issac - When Jon Huntsman (R) Governor of Utah won his second term in November there was already some talk of him running in 2008 in this part of the country. However back in May Obama made him Ambassador to China so that leaves Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckeebee and while we are at FOX News maybe Glenn Beck would like to try his hand at it. But with Sarah quitting her day job it not be looking good for her unless she runs for Lisa Murkowski's seat in 2010, then runs in 2016 if Huntmans or Romney can't beat the Messiah in 2012. - More...
Sunday - July 26, 2009

letterBears and Garbage By Eddy Hayne - When I was a young person growing up in Ketchikan in the early 60's, bears weren't a problem since the garbage dump was out past the ferry terminal a couple of miles out the road. After my family left in 1967, The dump was moved behind the city at the base of Deer Mt. I moved back to Ketchikan in 2001 and the bear problem moved to the downtown area. Then the city fathers started shipping the garbage out of town. Hmmm... The bears started moving their feeding areas to the town area. What a great solution huh? - More...
Sunday - July 26, 2009

letterA Solution to the Bear Problems By Julie Steiner - Bears are a real problem for everyone. Jennie Lawrence has a great idea for trying to keep the bears away from her garbage - only it doesn't work all of the time. I have tried both ammonia and bleach - sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. - More...
Sunday - July 26, 2009

letterGovernment competing with private business By Bill Nelson - I read with interest the Viewpoint titled OceansAlaska by Mike Dooley in particular the statement regarding why the exercise equipment was removed from the pool facility it was stated: "This is because the pool is supported by tax dollars, and private enterprise can't be expected to compete with that." Ketchikan can figure this out when our annoited Federal leader(s) cannot. For example the GM take over, the financial institution take overs and now a grab for the health care industry. Once private industry, that now or will compete with the federal government. - More...
Thursday PM - July 23, 2009

letter Bear problems to "Bear Valley" residents By Jennie Lawrence - I'm sure every single house in Bear Valley has had their garbage knocked down and strewn across their driveway or street. It's a constant problem and will never go away since the bears are so used to eating our garbage, it's easily accessible, and it's in their territory. - More...
Thursday PM - July 23, 2009

letter Re: Rude Behavior By A.M. Skidmore - Wow! Mr. Grant did I open up a can of worms or what?! I hope that you get some satisfaction from whatever comes of what happend to you in the store. I wish that I had the debating skills that the N.Y. graduate student has. - More...
Thursday PM - July 23, 2009

letterOceansAlaska By Mike Dooley - I agree with Rob Holston about OceansAlaska. Let's look at a similar situation. About 3 years ago the Mike Smithers swimming pool inherited an old cardio stair stepper from the rec. center. Many of us daily patrons of the pool used the machine. After about 3 months it suddenly disappeared. When asked, the staff simply said someone complained. After digging a bit deeper it turns out that the pool cannot add any new workout equipment that would compete with any private gym facilities. The old equipment that had been at the pool for 20-30 years is ok, but nothing new that would compete is allowed. This is because the pool is supported by tax dollars, and private enterprise can't be expected to compete with that. - More...
Wednesday AM - July 22, 2009

letterHealth Care Promises Broken By Connie Emmert - On Wednesday last week the article "It's Not An Option" in Investor's Business Daily was startling. - More...
Wednesday AM - July 22, 2009

letter911 System By Jon Hurley - I called 911 the other day because there was quite a lot of smoke and it looked like the Norquest bunkhouse was on fire and I was put to voice mail that said please call another number if you have an emergency. If I would have had a heart attack or other injury I can not write down another number and redial. - More...
Wednesday AM - July 22, 2009

letterPalin & other small things By Chris Elliott - If my friend Al Johnson is suggesting that "good" Republicans should not criticize Governor Palin, I have just one thing to say: Governor Palin is no Ronald Reagan. Whatever your party affiliation, it's time to stop holding your nose in the voting booth and start voting your conviction--regardless of the party. - More...
Tuesday - July 21, 2009

letterRe: Rude Behavior By Shieva Kleinschmidt - I must disagree with A. M. Skidmore's response to Vernon Grant's letter. Simply looking the other way in the face of racism is a way of enabling it. Given that we don't want a community where racist acts occur, we need to examine two issues: (i) how can we prevent people from endorsing (or continuing to endorse) racist ideologies? And (ii) given that some people are racist, how do we prevent them from acting on those beliefs? - More...
Tuesday - July 21, 2009

letterRE: Rude Behavior By Chris Barry - Mr. Grant, it is a shame that people like that are still in our community. What is even worse is that this person will get away with his actions and continue to treat others in the same manner. You can either ignore it and expect him to continue acting this way, or pursue further actions to ensure this man does not continue treating people this way. - More...
Tuesday - July 21, 2009

letter ASTRONAUTS By James Schenk - IN 1969 I WAS 10 YEARS OLD, A COMPLETE SPACE NERD. When the Apollo lander was headed for the surface of the moon, I was transfixed to the t.v. along with my brothers and sisters 40 years ago. We all watched with supreme pride in being AMERICANS and watching Armstrong take that first step onto the surface of the moon. We all cheered and hugged, I took pictures of the T.V. and my Family with the Astronauts walking on the moon, my heroes. - More...
Monday - July 20, 2009

letterRe: Rude Behavior By A.M. Skidmore - Don't worry about the person who was so rude to you Mr. Grant. He is obviously a very unhappy person. His rudeness and racism only goes to prove that he is so unhappy. Rather pity him, he will not last long in the retail trade. - More...
Monday - July 20, 2009

letterPalin Resignation By Jerilyn Lester - I agree with Georgianna Zimmerle 150% and would go even farther to say that the worst thing that has happened to Southeast Alaska since the logging shut down was Governor (not for much longer) Palin. I have come out and called her a thief both in letters to SitNews and to her face in an email to her. She started the work and then delayed it for 2 years so that she didn't have to move to the Governor's mansion in Juneau. She has stolen the money for the bridge to our airport, refused to even consider an alternative and then helped to stop any road to the outside world from anywhere in Southeast. - More...
Friday PM - July 17, 2009

letter Palin, bridge and other small things By A. M. Johnson - A timely quote: "No one knows where the future will take Palin, not even the governor herself. Her reemergence on the national scene and the scathing response from so many of her party peers underscore one thing, however: Republicans may hold dear their memories of the late Ronald Reagan. But his famous 11th commandment -- "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican" -- was laid to rest a long time ago." - More...
Friday PM - July 17, 2009

letterPALIN RESIGNATION GOOD FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA By Cindi Davis - Well said, Georgianna Zimmerle! What a well crafted and sensible letter. - More...
Friday PM - July 17, 2009

letter OceansAlaska By Rob Holston - What a great letter of support for OceansAlaska by Tor Jorgensen . I would agree with it all IF it were private enterprize money footing the bill for OceansAlaska. But it is not. Please address the crux of the issue, "Tax dollars putting private business out of business." - More...
Friday PM - July 17, 2009

letter It's Time for Prison Reform By Tom Proebsting - There are more than 2.3 million persons behind bars in the U.S. according to last year's statistics. Prisons cost taxpayers in excess of $55 billion annually. - More...
Friday PM - July 17, 2009

letter Rude Behavior By Vernon Grant - On 4th of July @ 12:15 PM as my friend and I walked about heading north, on the right side of the road, we stopped in at a seafood store where they sell processed seafoods.And in a teasing happy mood, I stopped in to see what kind of samples they had for the holiday celebrations.As I entered the establishment, I noticed a woman standing there waiting and I said, we just stopped into see what kind of samples you have for today's celebrations. And she said the manager will be out soon and we can see what's available. Within a minute a man came out from the back and he was in a good mood, and said"We have some 4th of July samples of smoked salmon candy"  and he walked ahead of me towards the coolers on the right side. I had tried it before and I mentioned to him that I did not like that type of fish. - More...
Friday PM - July 17, 2009

letterPALIN RESIGNATION GOOD FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA By Georgianna Zimmerle - On July 3, 2009 I listened with astonishment and unreserved delight as Governor Sarah Palin announced to the world that she would not seek a second term as Governor of the State of Alaska. And if that wasn't enough, she will resign at the end of July surrendering her Governor's seat to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell in order to avoid the trappings of a "lame duck" governor. Her reasoning is about as silly as the rest of her rationale for abandoning, in mid-term, the highest elected office in Alaska. After a lengthy diatribe on the virtues of her two years in office, she launched into her many defensive excuses for walking away mid-term in a vain attempt to cloak the facts in pretty paper. It is laughable that she used a basketball analogy to describe her term and her resignation from the Office of Governor. She considers herself the "point guard" leading the team to success and passing off the ball for the sake of the team. I'm sorry but the starting point guard doesn't quit in the fourth quarter just because the game gets rough! She could just as easily avoid behaving like a "lame duck" Governor by simply doing her job. She could stay in the State and attend to State business instead of gallivanting off to spotlight functions across the country. She whined about the many ethics complaints occupying her time since her failed run for Vice-president. She need not address these "frivolous" ethics complaints if there is no validity to them. She is the one who chooses to spend time on them. She has staff that can tend to them while she works on State business. - More...
Sunday - July 12, 2009

letter Pools vs. Flotation Suits By Dan McQueen - I've been on the water all my life. Yes, I can swim. I earned my 1 mile merit badge in a lake in Eastern Washington. But even knowing how to dog-paddle ain't gonna save you in the North Pacific if you ain't wearing an exposure/life jacket suit at least. - More...
Sunday - July 12, 2009

letterSludge fee??? By Robert Bates - Maybe someone could enlighten me on the future benefits of paying this ridiculous quarterly sludge fee... I've been paying this fee for the last couple of years now, which doesn't even hold a candle to someone like my grandfather who has lived in the borough of Ketchikan since 1959. I know it's only 45 dollars every few months, but I see no reason for it. Sure you get a free pump out every couple of years, but my tank is not even close to being in need of one. - More...
Sunday - July 12, 2009

letterCapital move By Robert Stewart - I'm with Jackie Williams. Moving the capital from Juneau hurts all of Southeast Alaska, not just Juneau. We have voted against this move so many times it is ridiculous. - More...
Sunday - July 12, 2009

letterAK Airlines Fees By Kayla Edenshaw - I believe that it will change airfare prices for the better if Alaska Airlines had some competition. I have flown from Seattle to Nagasaki Japan for around $900 round trip. I have flown from Ketchikan to Seattle for almost the same price on some occasions. - More...
Sunday - July 12, 2009

letterEXXON Payments for Processors By Donald Kilbuck - I've done processor work, and that was before the (1989) Valdez Exxon Oil Spill. Although I have gotten a letter stating that I wouldn't get paid, I hear other stories that are far different. - More...
Sunday - July 12, 2009

letterCommunity Swimming Pool By Don Borders - I would like to comment on the process of building our community replacement swimming pool. I was raised in a town that lost many people on the Pacific Ocean waters due to them being unable to swim. That community is Reedsport Oregon, where the Umpqua River Bar which has a reputation for being one of the meanest unpredictable ones on the Oregon coast. After one winter after there were too many fishermen lost, the population raised the question why so many were losing their lives on the ocean waters? - More...
Thursday - July 09, 2009

letterFire Victims Thank Ketchikan By Shannon Guthrie - On June 13, 2009 our home caught fire. I was at the mall with my son and parents shopping at the Tongass furniture sale and definitely didn't expect anything like this to happen while I was out. We raced home to find several fire trucks, EMS personnel and an ambulance blocking the entire road. After watching my life burn to a crisp we felt hopeless. The place where my husband, son and I resided at for the last 2 years was gone. My Son's 1 year old Cocker spaniel was stuck in the house, his baby pictures, baby blankets toys, clothes... everything we knew was gone. We were lost and felt we had no where to turn. - More...
Thursday - July 09, 2009

letterOceansAlaska By Tor Jorgensen - I support OceansAlaska. I live and work in Ketchikan year around and have children who attend the local schools. I believe OceansAlaska would be a major benefit to our community. It will create jobs and a new seafood industry for Ketchikan. It will be a great resource for my kids and everyone in Ketchikan, especially in the winter, to learn about the ocean around us and get students involved in science and learning. The science center will make Ketchikan an attractive place for visitors (cruise, fishing lodges, B&Bs, ferry, yachts, etc) increasing their chances of visiting, returning, and staying longer and spending more money locally. It will help keep families and retirees (my parents) in our community, and help attract skilled workers. - More...
Thursday - July 09, 2009

letter4th of July Parade By Joann Flora - On behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters, I wish to extend our thanks to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce for entrusting our matches with the responsibility of judging this year's parade. Five matches worked diligently to assess and score according to the categories of Best Theme Interpretation, Most Creative, Most Patriotic, Best Performance, Most Entertaining, Best Appearance, and Best of Show. It was an honor and a privilege to be the first youth group selected to perform this important job. We really enjoyed having great seats for viewing the parade and the delicious lunch courtesy of Steamer's. Thanks to all who made this possible and congratulations to this year's winners! - More...
Thursday - July 09, 2009

letterJuneau is the Capitol of Alaska By Jackie Williams - The first thing I would like to see Governor Parnell do is to, move the capitol back to Juneau, live in the Governor's Mansion (hire the chef back as there would be folks IN RESIDENCE to cook for, do any interviews as Governor from the Governor's Mansion that is officially located in Juneau, SE Alaska, USA. - More...
Thursday - July 09, 2009
letterThe Prophetic 'tongue in cheek' Kiffer By Ed Brown - June 08, 2009, Monday then Dave Kiffer prophesied the following in his column: Ketchikan, Alaska - Press Release from the Office of the President of the United States of America: April 1, 2017 --- President Sarah Palin announced this morning a plan to locate America's newest maximum security "terrorist/enemy non-combantant" permanent holding facility in Ketchikan. - More...
Thursday - July 09, 2009

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Oceanfront Home - Ketchikan, Alaska

Tongass Business Center

BOBWIRES - Ketchikan, Alaska

Saltery Lodge

Water Tap - Ketchikan, Alaska

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Tongass Federal Credit Union - Ketchikan, Alaska

Alliance Realty LLC - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan General Hospital

Lighthouse Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

Tongass School of Arts & Sciences

Tongass Forest Enterprises

KFMJ - Ketchikan, Alaska

Parnassus Books Ketchikan, Alaska

McPherson Music - Ketchikan, Alaska

The Home Office - The Local Paper; Ketchikan, Alaska

North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department

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Carl Thompson's Photographs - Ketchikan, Alaska