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September 25, 2004

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'Thomas Basin'
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Ketchikan: Governor Says Ruling in NRDC Timber Case a Victory; Judge's final decision could free up timber for struggling Southeast mills - Governor Frank H. Murkowski today applauded U.S. District Court Judge James K. Singleton's dismissal of the Natural Resources Defense Council lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service. Singleton dismissed


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letter RE: Where are all the moderate Muslims now? by Karen Ramsey - 09/25/04
letterTime to leave Iraq by Don Hoff, Jr. - 09/25/04

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the plaintiff's complaint and denied its motion for a preliminary injunction that would have prevented the Forest Service from beginning road construction work for a timber sale. The decision releases approximately 200 million board feet of timber for sale to Southeast Alaska's sawmills - one being the Pacific Log & Lumber sawmill in Ketchikan. - More...
Saturday - September 25, 2004

Ketchikan: 2,203 Grams of Cocaine Seized, Three Arrested - As a result of an investigation initiated September 9th by the Southeast Alaska Narcotics Enforcement Team (SEANET) into the importation of cocaine from Seattle, Washington to Juneau using the Alaska Marine Highway, three have been arrested. - More...
Saturday - September 25, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... When the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, it will consider repealing term limits for the Borough Mayor and Assembly Members. It will also take up cost-of-living adjustments for borough employees and will discuss how it would like to proceed with the management of borough lands in Ward Cove. Deanna Garrison has this story.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - September 25, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story.... The State of Alaska has been given the go-ahead to proceed with permitting applications for a bridge between Ketchikan and its airport.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - September 25, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Ketchikan School Board Candidates Dave Lieben and Keith Smith took on student testing, the District's dropout rate and Superintendent Harry Martin's contract during Thursday night's KRBD Candidate Call-in Show. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - September 25, 2004

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Northern Fur Seal Pups
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Alaska: Scientists Reveal Mixed Population Trends for Marine Mammals - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries researchers counting seals and sea lions in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands of Alaska brought home mixed news this season: the northern fur seal decline continues in the Pribilof Islands, while Steller sea lion numbers have increased in western Alaska.

"Two counts in four years doesn't scientifically establish a clear population trend for endangered Steller sea lions in western Alaska," said Doug DeMaster, Director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, "but the numbers point towards stabilization or increase of that population." - More...
Saturday - September 25, 2004

Alaska: Alaska scientists find Arctic tundra yields surprising carbon loss; Carbon loss from soils exceeds storage by plants - Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) ecologists Donie Bret-Harte and Terry Chapin and colleagues working in northern Alaska discovered that tundra plants and soils respond in surprisingly opposite ways to conditions that simulate long-term climate warming. - More...
Saturday - September 25, 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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