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September 30, 2004

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Alaska: Searching for a solution to fish-snatching whales by Ned Rozell - In his decades of fishing in Southeast Alaska, Sitka fisherman Dennis Hicks has lost a good number of fish to giant thieves - sperm whales that pluck black cod off his longline hooks. - More...
Thursday - September 30, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Candidates for Ketchikan City council discussed consolidation, economic development and the Gravina Access Project during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday. As Deanna Garrison reports, there are three candidates running for three open council seats.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - September 30, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The four candidates vying for two open seats on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly sounded off a variety of issues during a KRBD call in show Tuesday. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - September 30, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough next week will ask voters to approve nearly $8 million in bonds for two school construction projects. As Deanna Garrison reports, the City of Ketchikan is also seeking permission to issue $20.5 million in bonds for sewer main repairs and a variety of Ketchikan Public Utilities projects.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - September 30, 2004

Ketchikan: Loggerville tours in Ketchikan defy court order; Businessman wants shops, museum; borough cites safety - Businessman Rob Holston defied a court order and took more than 100 people on a tour of the Loggerville camp in Ward Cove over the weekend. - Read this story...
Anchorage Daily News - linked Thursday - September 30, 2004

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Pilot Eric Johnson in Ketchikan in September 2003 where he was flying Beavers for Taquan Air. Johnson is one of five who still remain missing after 10 intensive days of searching.
Photo courtesy James Dalton of Seattle, WA

Southeast Alaska: Coast Guard suspends search for missing aircraft, occupants; 10 days of searching yields no clues about five missing people, float plane - After 10 intensive days of searching by air, sea and on foot, the Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing float plane, its pilot and four tourists in Southeast Alaska at 4:09 p.m.Wednesday, pending any further developments. - More...
Thursday - September 30, 2004

Alaska: AMHS Fuel Surcharge to Apply to Car Deck, Staterooms - The Alaska Marine Highway System will begin applying a 10 percent fuel surcharge to vehicle tariffs and stateroom charges for all ferry reservations beginning Friday, October 1st. The surcharge has been in effect for passenger tariffs since June. - More...
Thursday - September 30, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... After hearing complaints from downtown business owners, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Monday night directed the Planning Commission to take another look at a proposed ordinance that would limit the size and style of signs in downtown. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Assembly also turned down an effort by Borough Mayor Mike Salazar to repeal term limits for Assembly Members and the Mayor.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - September 30, 2004


jpg Michael ReaganMichael Reagan: Mission Impossible - Democrat attacks on President Bush's fly-in appearance on the USS Abraham Lincoln after its triumphant return from the war in Iraq, and the sign that proclaimed "Mission Accomplished" hanging from the carrier's bridge, are a sign of their party's desperation. It's their mission impossible. - More...
Thursday - September 30, 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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