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October 11, 2003


Grumman Goose - Front Page Photo...

Scene From The Past
Grumman Goose

Grumman Goose at Ketchikan - August 01, 1947

"Sea plane of Ellis Airways and their hangars on the Ketchikan waterfront."
Creator: Haddon, E. P. - Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: Alaska Resource Library and Information Services
Rights: (public domain)

Alaska: Leman Certifies Cruise Ship Initiative - Based on recommendations by the Department of Law and Division of Elections, Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman has certified the initiative petition entitled: "An Act providing for taxation of certain commercial ship vessels, pertaining to certain vessel activities and related to ship vessel operations taking place in the marine waters of the State of Alaska." - Read more...
Saturday - October 11, 2003 - 2:20 pm

Gov. Frank Murkowski...

Governor Frank Murkowski and First Lady Nancy Murkowski with Mr. Fujinaja, of AlaskaKai.
Photo courtesy Office of the Governor

Governor's Trade Mission News

Alaska: Governor Announces Plans for Celebration of Alaska Kai 40th Anniversary in Alaska and Calls for Non-stop Flights Between Japan and Alaska - (Tokyo, Japan) Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski on Friday spoke at the 40th anniversary celebration of Alaska Kai and requested of its members that they pursue direct passenger air service between Alaska and Japan. He also announced that Alaska will host a similar Alaska Kai 40th anniversary celebration in Anchorage this year.

Alaska Kai is an organization formed in 1963 to promote Japan-Alaska interests. The organization was founded in Tokyo, and has continued to promote friendship and economic cooperation between Alaska and Japan. Their operating budget is from membership fees from the member organizations. - Read more...
Saturday - October 11, 2003 - 12:30 am

Alaska: Murkowski, "We Can Deliver"; Governor Hand-Delivers EIS To Sumitomo Metal Mining Corporation President - (Tokyo, Japan) In one symbolic act - hand-delivering a long-overdue Environmental Impact Statement to Sumitomo Metal Mining Corporation President Koichi Fukushima - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski gave a clear and powerful message. "We deliver," he said. .....[The mine, which has 5.5 million ounces of gold, will provide 500 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs.] - Read more...
Saturday - October 11, 2003 - 12:30 am


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photosPetersburg: Atlantic Salmon Caught Near Petersburg - An Atlantic salmon caught by a commercial gillnetter was turned into the Alaska Department of Fish & Game's (ADF&G) Petersburg office on October 3rd. ADF&G scientists recently confirmed the identification as correct. The fish, likely an escapee from a British Columbia (BC) salmon farm, was caught near Point Baker south of Petersburg on September 8th. It weighed approximately 10 pounds and was about 30 inches long.

The invasive threat of escaped farmed fish is an escalating problem," said Kevin C. Duffy, Commissioner, ADF&G. "More fish farms in British Columbia are proposed and the lack of safe containment continues to plague the industry and threaten Alaska's salmon industry." Hundreds of escaped Atlantic salmon have been caught in Alaska's marine waters over the past decade, one as far north as the Bering Sea. Of greatest concern are the several adults that have been captured in Alaska Pacific salmon spawning streams since 1998. Fisheries scientists are concerned that Atlantic salmon may become established in Alaska by out-competing wild Pacific salmon, and rainbow and steelhead trout in areas where stocks or salmon spawning habitats are stressed. - Read more...
Saturday - October 11, 2003 - 12:30 am

Ketchikan: Herring fishery opens in West Behm Canal next year - The first commercial herring sac roe fishery in more than 25 years will open in West Behm Canal next year, the state Department of Fish and Game said. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Friday - October 10, 2003 - posted 7:30 pm

Alaska: Voters elect first Alaska Native woman mayor - Denise Michels was elected mayor of Nome by voters this week, making her the first Alaska Native woman to hold the post in the town's 100-year history. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Friday - October 10, 2003 - posted 7:30 pm

Alaska: Knowles raises $475,129.87 in first quarter - Former Gov. Tony Knowles raised $475,129.87 in the first quarter in his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2004 election, Knowles' spokesman said Friday. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Friday - October 10, 2003 - posted 7:30 pm



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