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October 07, 2003


Columbia At Ward Cove
Front page photo by Dick Kauffman

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Ketchikan - Front Page Photo: Lease For Layup of Columbia At Ward Cove Accomplished; Veltema New Public Works Director - In an October 6th report to the KGB Assembly, Acting Borough Manager Steve Corporon reported that the short term lease with the Alaska Marine Highway System for the winter layup of the Columbia at Ward Cover has been accomplished. Columbia is scheduled to be in layup until early March. According to Corporon's report, negotiations on a short term lease for layup of the Kennicott are nearly complete. Kennicott is scheduled to be in layup from early November until early January.

Corporon also reported the new Director of Public Works, Chris Veltema, started work on October 1. Quoting the report Corporon wrote, "Since there are so many projects and issues underway at this time, I anticipate it will be several weeks before he feels settled in."...
Tuesday - October 07, 2003 - 1:20 am

Ketchikan - Joann Flora's Travel Log #1: Post SARS China - Greetings from Zhong Shan, China! Originally, I planned to stop my column while on my study trip in China. However, with the advent of email, it seemed that I could continue to make some contribution from here. It may end up being part travel log and part health column, but let's see what develops. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 07, 2003 - 1:20 am

The Robertson Building's New Look
photo by Dick Kauffman

Ketchikan: ROBERTSON BUILDING REMODEL OPEN HOUSE; ADULT EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE ANNOUNCED - The public is invited to an open house for the newly remodeled Robertson Building, located the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Technical Center, 600 Stedman Street. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 10 from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

The Ketchikan Chapter of the UAS Alumni Association is hosting the Open House. The event will feature hors d'eourves, tours throughout the evening and a brief program at 6:30pm to recognize key people in the remodeling project. The alumni association will also be selling tickets for its upcoming raffle at the end of the month. Partial proceeds of the raffle will benefit the Ketchikan chapter. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 07, 2003 - 1:20 am

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Chubby Squirrel
by Kathy Stack

Ketchikan: Chubby Squirrel - One of Ketchikan's delightful little squirrels was recently photographed by Kathy Stack. This chubby squirrel was sitting on a window ledge enjoying a tasty meal of cracked corn and seeds provided generously by the Stacks. - Larger photo...
Tuesday - October 07, 2003 - 1:20 am

Ketchikan: CLEARING THE AIR by Marya Tyler - On September 22nd, four members of the Borough Assembly -- George Tipton, Richard Coose, Dick Burton, and Maggie Sarber -- voted to allow secondhand smoke in Borough facilities, including the Ketchikan International Airport lounge. Why is this a bad idea? - Read more...
Tuesday - October 07, 2003 - 1:20 am

Alaska: Lt. Governor Highlights Mental Illness Awareness Week - On behalf of Governor Frank Murkowski, Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman dedicated October 5-11, 2003 as Mental Illness Awareness Week. The proclamation took place Monday October 6 at noon on the front steps of the State Capitol followed by a march to The Glory Hole, Front Street Clinic and Green House. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 07, 2003 - 1:20 am

Ketchikan: City Council interested in taking ownership of three harbors - The state has offered the city of Ketchikan $3.9 million to take over five state-owned harbors, but the city is proposing that it take possession of only three for the same amount of money. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Monday - October 06 - Posted: 8:45 pm


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