Flag gif

Sitnews - Stories In The News - Ketchikan, Alaska - News, Features, Opinions banner

Flag gif

October 15, 2003

Front Page Photo...

photo by Dick Kauffman


Ketchikan: Governor appoints Ketchikan's Jim Elkins to State Senate - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski on Tuesday appointed long-time Ketchikan resident James "Jim" Elkins to Senate Seat A, from which Sen. Robin Taylor resigned last month. Elkins is the second of a three-generation family of Ketchikan businessmen, who have owned and operated a number of Ketchikan businesses over the past 40 years, including a historic bar, restaurant, small hotel, rental properties and an electronics retail outlet. - Read more...
Tuesday - October 14, 2003 - 7:30 pm

arrow Today's Front Page
arrow Tuesday's Front Page

arrow More Front Pages
arrow Daily Precip & Temp

Ketchikan: Marine Highway considering a move to Ketchikan - State transportation officials are mulling a plan to move the Alaska Marine Highway System here to be closer to its repair facilities. - Read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - posted: Wednesday - October 15, 2003 - 8:08 pm

Alaska: Sen. Stevens Testifies On The UN Convention On The Law of The Sea - Senator Ted Stevens testified Tuesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. Stevens spoke in support of the Convention, provided that certain concerns are adequately addressed. The concerns outlined by Stevens are: that potential surpluses of U.S. fish stocks must not lead to arguments by foreign nations to gain access to these marine resources; deep seabed claims by Russia on the Arctic Shelf; and, that provisions of the Convention be specific to avoid future misinterpretation. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 15, 2003 - 12:05 am

Ketchikan: The Ketchikan School Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers for the purpose of swearing in newly elected Board Members and to reorganize the Board (election of officers). Calendar

Alaska: Crab group hires son of Alaska senator - The Seattle-based industry group that is campaigning to gain rights to purchase most of the Bering Sea crab harvest has put the son of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens on its payroll. - Read more...
Seattle Times - Wednesday - October 15, 2003

Alaska: Crabbing industry faces a sea change; Critics of plan fear loss of jobs - At dusk nearly every fall day, wind rakes across this fishing outpost, sending temperatures plummeting like a ship's anchor. But even as it gusted and thumped the windowpanes outside a conference room crowded with crabbers a few nights ago, it was no match for the icy stare fixed on Steve Toomey's face. - Read more...
Seattle PI - Wednesday - October 15, 2003

Alaska: Congress set to scrap floor price in Alaska - The U.S. Congress is poised to scrap a controversial floor price guarantee for a proposed $20-billion (U.S.) Alaska natural gas pipeline as it completes work on a sweeping energy bill. The move would be a victory for Canadian natural gas producers, including Toronto-based Imperial Oil Ltd., which is the lead partner in a group proposing to build the $5-billion (Canadian) Mackenzie Valley pipeline project. - Read more...
The Globe & Mail - Wednesday - October 15, 2003

Alaska: No Alaska pipeline gas subsidy in U.S. energy bill - Oil companies will not get a tax credit from the federal government guaranteeing a minimum price for natural gas that would flow through a proposed $20 billion Alaskan pipeline, the head of the Senate Energy Committee said on Tuesday. - Read more...
Environmental News Network - - Wednesday - October 15, 2003

Alaska: $13.36 Million Released By NOAA For Programs In Alaska - Some of Alaska's coastal programs will soon benefit from more than $13 million in funds from the Department of Commerce. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration informed Senator Ted Stevens that funds for the projects and programs have been released. ... "These funds will help our fishermen market Alaska's seafood, continue sound management of our fisheries, and support the important work being done at the Alaska SeaLife Center," said Stevens. - Read more...
Wednesday - October 15, 2003 - 12:05 am


Go to Today's Front Page

Go to Sitnews (view previous front pages)



Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska