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August 23, 2010

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Herring Cove: Feasting
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Ketchikan: Grant Funding Brings Plan Review Training to Ketchikan - The Ketchikan Fire Department hosted a National Fire Academy and State of Alaska Fire Service Training sponsored "Fire and Life Safety Plan Review" class August 16th through 20th. Funded by the Ketchikan Fire Department's successful 2009 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) application, this training provides students with the training and knowledge needed to do formal Plan Review and the necessary tools required to ensure fire and life-safety construction practices are followed.

Grant Funding Brings Plan Review Training to Ketchikan

Dr. James Munger provides instruction at Fire Station #1 in Ketchikan
Photo courtesy Ketchikan Fire Department

Nineteen students from all over Alaska attended the training. This includes two students from Capital City Fire Rescue (Juneau), One from State Fire Service Training (Juneau), two students from Kodiak, one from Petersburg, and three from Anchorage; of which two are with Anchorage Fire Department and one, a Deputy State Fire Marshal. Locally, also attending were five members of the Ketchikan Fire Department, two from North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department, and three employees of the City of Ketchikan Public Works Inspections and Engineering. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

Ketchikan: Forest Service Responds to Salt Chuck Fire - Dry, warm conditions in Southeast Alaska helped unattended campfires grow into a wildland fire near Revillagiggedo Island on Tuesday. A quarter-acre in size, the fire was on a half-acre sized island managed by the State of Alaska, near the head of George Inlet.

Eight Forest Service firefighters were on-scene Wednesday morning, and contained the fire at 1:00pm. A small crew remained at the fire overnight to finish containment and monitoring activities on Thursday. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

Southeast Alaska: USDA Under Secretary Sherman Holds Tribal Leaders Listening Session - USDA Under Secretary Harris Sherman held a two-hour listening session for Tribal leaders during his day-long visit to the Juneau area, Wednesday, August 18. Leadership from Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand Camp, Angoon Community Association, Eyak Corporation, Sealaska Corporation, Kootznoowoo, Inc., Douglas Indian Association, and Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska participated in the Juneau session.

Each of the Native leaders spoke to many subjects that affect their people, but common themes were subsistence, jobs, economical power, and land entitlements. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

Alaska: No Wright County eggs found in Alaska at this time - The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced Friday that it has found no eggs sold in Alaska linked to the Wright County Egg national recall. The recalled eggs are sold under a variety of brand names. They are recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Quoting a news release, an earlier DEC announcement associating Olympia Valley eggs with the Wright County Egg recall was incorrect. The error by DEC stemmed from information provided by a retail store that had mistakenly informed the department that it had sold the recalled Wright County eggs under the Olympia Valley brand. It informed DEC Friday of its error. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

Alaska: The Cost of Living in Alaska - Alaska's cost of living is frequently a topic of casual conversation and sometimes a cause for heated debates. For many years, a great deal of myth and lore has surrounded the idea of how much things cost in the Last Frontier. Cost of living information ranks among the most requested economic data. It's also a story that is in constant flux, making up-to-date information vitally important. This article attempts to corral cost of living information from a variety of sources into one place.

The Cost of Living in Alaska

There are two very different cost of living measures that help answer two different questions. One measure observes the change in the cost of living from one time period to another for a specific geographic place. It is popularly referred to as the inflation rate and is measured by the Consumer Price Index, commonly known as the CPI.1 Workers, unions, employers and others pay close attention to the CPI. Bargaining agreements and other wage rate negotiations often incorporate an adjustment for inflation. However, the CPI also plays a role in long-term real estate rental contracts, child support payments and budgeting. Most Alaskans are affected when the Permanent Fund Corporation uses the CPI to inflation proof the fund. When trying to determine a change in the cost of living, the CPI needs to be used. - Click to read August 2010 Alaska Economic Trends (19 pages pdf)
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

Alaska: RCMP Bests AST In 50th Anniversary International Shooting Competition - Whitehorse, Yukon - After spending two years on American soil, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will get to keep the team trophy in Canada after winning the team portion of the 50th Anniversary International Shooting Competition between the Mounties and Alaska State Troopers this past weekend. The Mounties will get to keep two other awards as Corporal Ryan Hack and the competitors' significant others bested the Americans during a four-day event in Whitehorse, Canada. Sgt. Tim Schoenberg of Fairbanks Judicial Services was the top shooter for AST during the target portion, coming in second to Hack. However, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Masters took the High Score for the Commissioner's Cup by besting RCMP Chief Superintendent Peter Clark. Masters has won this award two years in a row. Soldotna Patrol Sgt. Odean Hall won the tactical competition on Sunday. Schoenberg's fiancé, Katherine Hood, took top honors for the Significant Other Shoot Off Competition. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

Alaska: Fishing for Answers: Fisherman Thomas Carbine's Murderer has Evaded Justice for nearly 30 Years - Nearly three decades have passed since 27-year-old Thomas M. Carbine was found dead in the parking lot of the Beachcomber bar off of Mission Road in Kodiak, Alaska. Sometime during the early morning hours of July 15, 1982 someone fatally stabbed Carbine. The police also believe that Carbine was robbed in the attack.

Carbine, a fisherman by trade, was originally from Maryland. He spent a few years of his life traveling up and down the west coast working on various fishing vessels. In the months before his murder, Carbine fished the waters of Bristol Bay. He had just gotten off the boat in Dillingham and flew into Kodiak.

From what law enforcement could piece together, Carbine landed in Kodiak in the late afternoon of July 14, 1982. Carbine went to a local lodge to drop off his bags he carried with him from Dillingham before heading to the Beachcomber.- More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010


Alaska Science: The largest black spruce in Alaska, 77 feet ; POW's 185 foot Sitka spruce near Exchange Cove perhaps the tallest tree in the state By NED ROZELL - Forester Tom Malone once guided me on a trek to see Alaska's largest black spruce tree. It was a short adventure. The 71-foot tree is a two-minute walk from my office.

The largest black spruce tree in Alaska lives on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Forester Tom Malone stands beside the tree.
Ned Rozell photo.

The Alaska champion black spruce tree stands on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The tree lives in a mixed forest next to large white spruce trees, mature birch and a few alders and willows. The tree leans uphill, and its trunk is 45 inches around. When I hugged it, I could barely clasp my hands together. The largest black spruce in Alaska is a lucky tree, because its neighbors to the north are gone, removed in the mid-1990s during the installation of a power line.

The Alaska champion black spruce stood exposed for a few years before a researcher visiting from Iceland, a land of many volcanoes but few trees, pointed it out to forest geneticist John Alden as they walked by in the spring of 2001.

"He said, 'That's a black spruce,'" Alden said. "I said, no, it was too large. I didn't think it could be a black spruce."

Alden, a longtime university forest geneticist, thought the tree was a type of white spruce that is darker green and has coarser bark than other white spruce. When the snow melted, Alden walked back to the tree and saw beneath it the telltale sign of black spruce - pudgy cones, about one inch long. White spruce cones are longer and pointier.

Alden nominated the black spruce in "The Big Tree Challenge," a nationwide program that was run in Alaska by Tom Malone of the UAF Department of Forest Sciences. Malone used a laser-measuring device to confirm the tree's height of 71 feet, which bested the old record of 65 feet, set by a tree that stands near where the Tolovana River empties into the Tanana River in Interior Alaska. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010


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letterLibrary - What is Best ? By George Tipton - This issue has been looked at for years but finally a local group with the HELP of the Foraker Group has come up with alternatives and solutions. They looked at varying options with certain criteria so that all situations could be scored against equal comparables. I have been involved with these reviews on many proposed projects including the Weiss ballfields, the Indoor Rec Center, the new School, just to name a few. I do not advocate any particular location but look at the facts and history of a given situation. In 2004 & 2007, the City put out RFP's for Library locations. The criteria changed from approx. 16,000 sq. ft. to 23,000 sq. ft. There was no real reason given for the change but the City Council, including Mr. Bergeron accepted it - a mistake. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterAllow for a Location That Fits the Purpose By Alethea Johnson - I support the City's Proposition 1 because it gives the City Council power to choose a location for our new public library that will benefit the most residents of Ketchikan. The main purpose of the library is to meet community needs for information, programs and gathering spaces. Our public library should be centrally located, as large as we can afford, and easily accessible for all. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterYes on #2 By Mike Harpold - Every time I look out my front window at the Old Main School site, I appreciate the vision of the early leaders of our community who built the community's landmark school there. The site's present use as a parking lot is a pretty humble comedown. It would be a shame for our generation to pass up this opportunity to use the site for our library. I was disappointed that the arts and humanities people didn't choose it for a performing arts center. Someday, an outfit like Marriott is going to purchase the site and put up a multi-million dollar hotel. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterSupport Walker for Governor By Bob Fultz - We're at a cross roads with our State's future that needs your serious attention. Make a left and go down status quo road, also known as Route PP (Palin Parnell) to nowhere. With that in mind, brace yourself for a very rude awakening in the very near future as huge tax hikes will be necessary to make up for the revenues lost as the crude goes dry and other resources aren't developed necessary to run the State and other services we use and need. Take a right instead and head back to the road to prosperity that those of us that were around in the 70's and 80's enjoyed. - More...

letterA Tribute to "Uncle Ted" By Alice R. Brusich - Following the news of the death of Ted Stevens, my mind went on a trip down memory lane of my association with him from 1959 til' now. We first met at Washington D.C. in 1959 when I was there on official business with NAPUS (National Association of Postmasters of the United States) as secretary of Alaska Chapter #51; Alaska was just becoming a state. He was always gracious to me when I visited the Capitol as a representative of NAPUS or otherwise. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterThank You By Joe Miller - Thank you all for the warm welcome I received from you when I was in your lovely town. I enjoyed meeting and talking with each of you. Each warm handshake and cheerful smile meant a thousand words. It would be an honor to be your next US Senator. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letter Library Location By Glenna Bauer - I truly appreciate and use the Ketchikan public library. I am curious how the building of a new library at the Copper Ridge site, with potential outside financial assistance (other than our taxpayer dollars) can be held hostage by a group of self serving downtown business owners? What do they do to promote local use of the downtown area? On a recent Saturday, with no cruise ships in town, several of these key players in the ABC group were closed. What a coincidence! Here I thought they were all about serving the community of Ketchikan! Good thing I have now reconsidered my shopping options and will only purchase goods at stores owned and run by locals that are open year round, and are not open only for the tourist trade. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterRE: A Vote For Joe Miller is a Vote for the Constitution By Paul Jarvi - Ms Emmert: I get it Joe Miller is a "constitutional conservative." I believe he supports the original document and the 27 Amendments. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterLibrary -- More Info Please By Catherine Brown - When we voted on the new swimming pool I was very pleased with how things were handled overall. Designs were drawn up for each option with its corresponding cost estimate and the people had more information upon which to base their decision. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterThank You By Vicky Newlun - Ketchikan taxpayers thank you for providing the outstanding parks and public access areas that are accessible to our community. As a dog owner, my dog counts on his daily walks. Fortunately for us, our community makes available countless walking areas to choose from. Many of the public access areas are equipped with doggie clean up bags that are very much appreciated. - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterTime to Take a Stand By Nellie Miller - My heart goes out to and I agree with Kysa Barrett's letter regarding the abuse suffered by her son at daycare. My daughter was abused by her babysitter when only one and 1/2 by locking her in a windowless bathroom and turning off the lights. I found out one day when her older sister explained what was happening. I asked police at the time and they told me that unless there were physical indications nothing could be proved - her word against a 5 yr-old's. Of course, they never went back there again. That was about 13 years ago, and she still can't sleep without a light on! - More...
Saturday AM - August 21, 2010

letterRight Cost at the Right Time By Heidi Ekstrand - This coming Tuesday I will vote "Yes Please" on the library Proposition 1 to allow the city to build a new library anywhere within the city limits. And I will vote "No Thanks" to Proposition 2, which restricts a new library to a very limited section of the downtown core area on city-owned property. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterVote Yes on Proposition 1 & No on Proposition 2 By Chris J. Herby - Our local election on August 24th is going to decide something very important for our community. There are two ballot propositions that will determine the location of our new public library if one is built. It is unfortunate that only city residents can vote on this important issue. All of the residents of the Borough help pay for it and also have access to it. Even though it is unfortunate Borough residents can't vote on it, I still feel it is very important to build it in a location that all residents can have reasonable access to it. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterTime To Take A Stand By Kysa Barrett - Imagine for a minute: You get off work and you go to pick up your child from the babysitter. When you arrive the babysitter warns you that your two year old has a bad rash on his face. He hears you and runs to you, arms open. You look at your two year old and one entire side of his face is bruised. There's no rash, just severe bruising, and a bleeding cut under his eye. You take your boy to the ER because you KNOW these are injuries. Two doctors tell you your child is suffering from head trauma and the impact needed to leave the marks he had should have broke his neck and killed him instantly. He says that you are lucky he's alive. You file a report and she admits to what she has done. She is charged with a class C felony assault, but the trial gets pushed 15 months out and the babysitter gets to walk free until then. This seems completely unjust! - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterThe Logical Library Location By Heather Muench - On August 24th, voters will choose our new library location. One choice is a location within city limits, for which the City Council has chosen Copper Ridge, located on a neighborhood road near a major thoroughfare. The other, advocated by the ABC group, is to restrict the library to a heavily congested area downtown. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterYES on Proposition 1, NO on 2 By Kathy Flora - How wonderful it would be to have the library in the same neighbourhood as two elementary schools, Schoenbar Middle School, the Rec Center and our new pool. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterLibrary: Head Tax Money By Ace Chenhall - The statement made in "License to Spend" that head tax money could be used to fund a library goes way beyond deceptive, it's an outright lie. That money can only be used for tourist related development, which the library certainly is not. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterThe Better Choice: Weighing in on the Library By Katie Parrot - I agree wholeheartedly with John Scoblic. I also agree with Susan Peters when she writes: "As a successful private developer would say, 'The three most important ingredients of any project are: location, location, location.'" A bank that is poorly located will not prosper, nor a food store or an apparel shop. Neither will a public library. Acquiring anything less than the best site will prove a false economy in terms of the life-cycle costs of the library. Anything less than the best site will also hinder public use of this important community resource, except that we differ significantly in our ideas about what site fulfills this ideal." (Susan, I recommend reading Eric Muench's insightful and well-written letter posted on Sitnews.) - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterLisa Murkowski must go By James Bounds - Lisa Murkowski would not be a U.S. senator from Alaska if were not for her father Frank Murkowski appointing her when he was governor of Alaska. Lisa is a very bad choice to be re-elected as Alaska U.S. senator, and she has to go... - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letter Letter to city voters By Drew Lindner - I use the library at least once a week and have been closely following the debate over a new library. We need a new library and most everybody agrees on this point. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterLibrary Location By Orrin A. Chenhall - After reading everyone's letters, hearing radio call-ins and talking to people throughout the community; the picture is starting to come into focus: Our library is seen either as an essential public facility that requires the most convenient access for the most amount of people, or as a tourist attraction, there to give the impression of a "vibrant" downtown so that visitors feel like they are in a real community, as opposed to some quasi "Alaska Land" amusement park. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterWhy I support Joe Miller for US Senate! By Sandra Rusin McCray - For many months now I have become more and more concerned about the direction I see our country going. I was sitting one evening, wondering out loud, why is no one doing anything about it. - More...
Thursday AM - august 19, 2010

letterRE: Public Library By Suzan Thompson - Don Hoff Jr.'s letter to Sitnews last week states, in part: "I've been reading the debates on the public library for some time now... here is what I know. The present library was designed to add additional floors for growth. It would be common sense to add an upper floor to the existing library and would be affordable to the taxpayer." - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010
letterAFA does not issue rankings By Patrick Vaughn - What was the basis for Mr. Eastman's statement that "the American Family Association recently ranked Murkowski the third most anti-family Republican in the Senate?" - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterTroops Are Hamstrung By Donald A. Moskowitz - General Stanley McChrystal was replaced by General David Petraeus because of insubordination expressed by General McChrystal's staff to a Rolling Stone reporter. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterBedbugs By Steffani Schwierking - Bedbugs are definitely a problem and can create a great deal of financial and mental distress, especially among the elder. The cause of bedbugs though is not the over crowding of apartments. Overcrowding has occurred before the infestation began in the Tongass Towers or Marine View Apartments. Most overcrowding is due the economy and cost of living, so families are helping out other family members or friends are trying to get by. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterSitnews By Jacy Pierson - I would like to say how much I appreciate all the hard work that goes into Sitnews. I find myself going there daily if not more, just so I can look through everything. You do a great job and I thought I would remind you. I love to share the website with all my friends and family near and far. - More...
Thursday AM - August 19, 2010

letterLibrary Location By John Scoblic - I'm the father of four children who are all enrolled in Ketchikan schools. I'm writing because we rarely use the public library anymore because we avoid the downtown area for so many months of the year. - More...
Monday PM - August 16, 2010

letterLicense to Spend By Diane Naab, Susan Peters, John Hill, Lani Hill, Terral Wanzer, Mary Wanzer, Steven Reeve, Len Lawrence, Patrick Jirschele, Terri Jirschele and Samuel Bergeron - Why would the government decide to buy property in a rock pit, build a library and spend millions doing so when they have two excellent choices for the library on property they already own? Because they make bad decisions, that's why. - More...
Monday PM - August 16, 2010

letterLibrary Location By Scott Willlis - In response to Eric Muench's letter about a new library location: Touching that you remember Ketchikan in the past. The Ketchikan you remember is no more! Until the Citizens wake up and actively seek input into the new library location, this current City Council board under the direct control of the City Manager (That's correct! The City Manager directs the City Council, and like the good Obama supporters they are, they do as exactly as they are ordered.) - More...
Monday PM - August 16, 2010

letterProper Planning for our Library By Susan Peters - Soon the City's registered voters will have the opportunity to vote for the location of the new library. We all are very anxious to have a new library building or remodeled existing building. Now that funding may become available very soon we need to be ready with a good plan. Planning is a crucial component with establishing the site for this facility. A simple search on-line will bring up extensive information on the importance of the location of a library. Currently the government body responsible for this decision has no planning department nor have they engaged our Borough's Planning Department to help with this decision. - More...
Monday PM - August 16, 2010

letterDowntown Library Creates the Community's Future By John Hill - I strongly support a downtown location for our library and encourage voters to vote yes on Proposition 2. Vibrant and healthy downtowns are not an accident or an "impulse" as other writers suggest; they are a result of good planning and leadership by local officials. Healthy downtowns are not "nostalgic" or "quaint" either. They are long-term economic powerhouses as demonstrated by thousands of communities across the nation. - More....
Monday PM - August 16, 2010

letterKeep the Library Downtown By Lani Hill - I love this town and support a downtown library. There are so few towns in which you can walk to parks, grade schools, daycares, churches, shops, police station, post office, fire station, bus stops, apartments, condominiums, houses, museums, marinas, the public library, and various other businesses and services. You can even walk to Tatsuda's grocery if you won't have too much to carry afterward. - More...
Monday PM - August 16, 2010

letterWake Up Alaska - Murkowski is a Democrat! By David Eastman - Did you know the American Family Association recently ranked Murkowski the third most anti-family Republican in the Senate? She scored 20% lower than one Democratic Senator and only 5% higher than Harry Reid! - More...
Monday PM - August 16, 2010

letterA Vote For Joe Miller is a Vote for the Constitution By Connie Emmert - "Some people do not seem to understand fully the purpose of our constitutional restraints. They are not for protecting the majority, either in or out of the Congress. They can protect themselves with their votes. We have adopted a written constitution in order that the minority, even down to the most insignificant individual, might have their rights protected." - Calvin Coolidge  - More...
Monday PM - August 16, 2010

letterThank you for your hospitality and kindness By Bill Walker - Last weekend, Donna and I made our fourth trip to Southeast this year and were fortunate to travel to POW.  The trip began like an adventure novel.  As a life-long Alaskan, I have grown accustomed to preparing for the unexpected.  When we were told that poor weather required that we fly into Hollis instead of Craig, I knew we were in for an adventure.  The flight over by float plane was non-stop breathtaking beauty and flying into Hollis gave us the opportunity to have a scenic 30 mile drive across the Island to Craig.  It's been eight years since my last trip to POW but I was reminded that it is one of the most beautiful places in Alaska. - More...
Thursday PM - August 12, 2010

letterStop the Free-Wheeling Spending By Sam Bergeron - The Ketchikan policy makers at the City and Borough have too much power. They can indenture us for life with 4 votes. The White Cliff building sale, then the subsequent lease backs to the Borough for $42,000.00 a month, with an escalation clause, is but one example. On the City side, the Berth 4 construction and 30 year lease, is another example of both bodies going way beyond the scope of what their powers should be. - More...
Thursday PM - August 12, 2010

letterWhy Can't We Have Fair Elections in Ketchikan? By Robert D. Warner - For a number of years I have been wondering why Ketchikan cannot have fair and honest elections. All too often there are direct attempts to confuse the voter. Such practices are discouraging and likely are primary reasons for low voter turnout. This current vote on the public library is an excellent example. - More...
Thursday PM - August 12, 2010

letter Library Location Can't Recreate The Past By Eric Muench - Ketchikan must make a far reaching decision in the August 24 primary election. Should our needed new library be built in a location favored by the City Council, or should it be forced into a restricted area of downtown? - More...
thursday PM - August 12, 2010

letterWalker for Governor By Andy Rauwolf - Sometime in the next ten years oil will stop flowing from the Alaska pipeline. Oil revenues comprise over 80% of our state operating budget. Experts now say that an in-state gas pipeline is the best alternative for our state. Bill Walker is the only man running who has the plan and the know-how to get an in-state gas pipeline built in time to offset some of the revenues which will soon be lost. - More...
Thursday - August 12, 2010

letterMurkowski has been a champion for patients with ALS By Linda (Teal) Kreider - I have been going to Washington DC since 2006, when my father Mel Teal, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. My friend, and former Ketchikan resident, Jenny (Gore) Dwyer and her husband, Pat, who also has ALS, have joined me as well. Jenny was recently named "Advocate of the Year" for ALS, and Senator Murkowski was there to see her get the award. Senator Murkowski and her staff have always taken the time to listen, and I greatly appreciate all that she has done for Alaska, especially her continued support for ALS. Without her support, we would have never seen the ALS Registry Act passed. - More...
Thursday PM - August 12, 2010

letterJoe Miller for U.S. Senate By Andy Rauwolf - I've noticed many signs in and around Ketchikan supporting Lisa Murkowski. Many are in yards of friends and fellow conservatives I've known and seen eye-to-eye with for years. Her state campaign manager is doing a great job and is a friend of mine, and until a couple of years ago I would also be sporting her signs on my property. But I have to question her voting record. - More...
Thursday PM - August 12, 2010

letterNeighborhood swimming pools By A.M. Johnson - Enjoy looking for solutions other than throwing big bucks at them, I came across this "Out of the Box" solution.Use your imagination! We could have these throughout the Borough. - More...
Thursday PM - August 12, 2010

letterChloramine By Linda Corwin - Many people across the lower 48 and in other countries consider Chloramine to be a Pandora's Box. I have listed here only some of the things that have been observed after chloramination of water supplies. - More...
Thursday - August 12, 2010

letterAre we invaded by bedbugs? By Jose S. Garcia - When I came home today, I was surprised that a two-page letter was hung on every door of the Tongass Towers Condominium which gave notice to report any infestation of bedbugs in the area. - More...
Thursday - August 12, 2010

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State Primary Election
August 24, 2010

Primary Election Sample Ballots
2010 Primary Election Candidate List

Ballot Measures Appearing on the Primary Election Ballot

2010 Ballot Measures Pamphlet ­ Primary Election

Polling Places

Ketchikan Borough

City of Ketchikan

City of Ketchikan Special Municipal Election
August 24, 2010

Sample Ballot

There will be two separate polling stations for the Special Municipal Election, one for the city special election and one for the State Primary Election adjacent to each other in each city precinct.

Tatsuda's IGA - Ketchikan, Alaska


Alliance Realty LLC - Ketchikan, Alaska

Tongass Federal Credit Union

First Bank of Ketchikan

Lighthouse Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

Island Tech Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

Tongass Forest Enterprises

McPherson Music - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan H2O

Cape Fox Lodge - Ketchikan, Alaska

Explore Alaska Charters, LLC

Hometown Furnishings - Ketchikan, Alaska
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Tongass School of Arts & Sciences

North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department

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