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September 18, 2004

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Ketchikan: Labor department affirms job rights of Alaskans recalled for Guard duty - Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Greg O'Claray reminds employers in Ketchikan and statewide that National Guard members have a legal right to get their jobs back after they have been recalled from active duty assignments. - More...
Saturday - September 18, 2004

Ketchikan: Forest Service Awards $1.5 Million Contract to Local Business - The Forest Service awarded a public works contract to build roads and associated infrastructure for the Orion North Timber Sale to a locally-owned business Friday. The contract, worth approximately $1.5 million, was awarded to DuRette Construction Company in Ketchikan. - More...

Ketchikan: Government Seeking To Buy Nearly 18,000 Cases of Canned Salmon; Alaska Sellers Need To Act Fast - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she was notified Friday that the federal government is seeking to buy nearly 18,000 cases of institutionally packed canned salmon for use in institutional (prison) food and nutrition programs. But Alaska sellers in Ketchikan and across the state must act very fast, indeed. - More...
Saturday - September 18, 2004

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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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