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Ketchikan - Statewide: Alaska Observes International FAS Awareness Day Sept. 9 - Recognizing the critical need to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and all birth defects resulting from prenatal exposure to alcohol, Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski issued an FAS Awareness Day proclamation calling for all Alaskans to "promote public awareness and understanding of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol; to enhance our statewide prevention efforts; to increase compassion for those individuals so affected; to minimize the lifelong effects of FASD; and to ensure healthier communities across Alaska in the future." - More...
Thursday - September 09, 2004

Ketchikan: New U.S.-China air cargo flights through Anchorage - Additional weekly cargo flights between the United States and China are expected, bringing with them more than $5 million in annual revenues to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Gov. Frank Murkowski said Wednesday.

The airport expects 36 new weekly cargo flights at Anchorage beginning immediately and another 26 weekly cargo flights in March 2005. The increased cargo traffic comes from a U.S. China aviation agreement signed in July by Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Civil Aviation Administration of China Minister Yang Yuanyuan. - More...
Wednesday - September 08, 2004

Ketchikan Columnist

A Piece of My Mind by Phoebe Newman - Oh, Never Mind We Didn't Really Mean it - Assembly nixes art center land exchange... First you say you do... Then you say you don't....And then you say you will.... And then you won't... You're not undecided now..... So what're we gonna do? - More...
Thursday - September 09, 2004

Ketchikan Regular Election
Tuesday - Oct. 5th
Filing for local office began August 10th and ends Sept. 7th at 5:00 pm.

City Election Info

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 Info

Two three-year terms

Mike Painter filed 08/10/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

John A. Harrington filed 08/30/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

Glen Thompson filed 08/31/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

Richard "Dick" Coose filed 09/07/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

KGB Election Info

School Board
Two three-year terms & One 1-year term 

Joel W. Jackson filed 09/02/04: School Board - 3-Year Term

Dave Lieben filed 09/03/04: School Board - 3-Year Term

Keith Smith filed 09/07/04: School Board - 1 - year Term

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photosJohn Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist John Koel was a well-known figure in Ketchikan from the day he arrived in 1901 to the day he died in 1946. The eldest son of German immigrants who settled in the Midwest, Koel was a 38-year-old confirmed bachelor, a slight man with high cheekbones, a small mustache and a tidy bankroll he had saved to finance his adventure in Alaska. A baker by trade and already a canny businessman when he alighted on the steamship dock, he quickly toured the new city of Ketchikan and almost immediately opened the OK Bakery on Dock Street, near the intersection with Main Street. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - September 07, 2004

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

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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