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October 05, 2004

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'A Man For All Seasons'
Rain & wind doesn't stop Judge Henry Keene from enjoying his walks...
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June Allen Column: A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders - Alaska is a state of superlatives. It is the nation's largest state. We drive past or fly over  America's highest mountain. We can visit the nation's deepest cave on Prince of


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Wales Island, admire the waters of our state's longest coastline and enjoy the  midnight sun's longest days. Most of us, however, will never see our superlative example of the Alaska State Gem - jade. That's because Jade Mountain, an entire mountain made of beautiful dark green jade, is far from any Alaska road system. - More...
Tuesday - October 05, 2004  

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Tony Knowles Monday proposed new legislation that would force Exxon to settle claims awarded to fishermen and communities affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Knowles also discussed another initiative to create new federal regulations for the farmed fin fish industry during a quick campaign stop in Ketchikan Monday.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Tuesday - October 05, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The uncle of a Ketchikan teenager who died late last month after using the prescription drug Oxycontin is holding a community forum Tuesday night on Oxycontin abuse. Police and drug counselors report a strong rise in Oxycontin abuse in Ketchikan over the past couple of years. Deanna Garrison has the story.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Tuesday - October 05, 2004

Alaska: Governor Welcomes MSC Certification of BSAI Pollock - Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Monday welcomed a decision by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify Alaska's Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) pollock fishery as sustainable. This prestigious certification affirms the sustainability of the fishery, acknowledges the high standards met by the commercial fishing industry, and informs consumers regarding the right environmental choice. - More...
Tuesday - October 05, 2004

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'Smiling in the Rain'
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Ketchikan: Award Winning Author and Renowned Historian Speaks to 100 Years of Forest Service History - The Alaska Region of the U.S. Forest Service kicks off its 2005 Centennial celebration with a series of presentations by award winning author, renowned historian and decorated professor, Dr. Char Miller. - More...
Tuesday - October 05, 2004

Alaska: Murkowski Earns Endorsement of Masters, Mates and Pilots - The International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots, United Inland Group (MMP-UIG), members of the AFL-CIO, has endorsed Senator Lisa Murkowski in the race for U.S. Senate. Among the reasons for the endorsement are Senator Murkowski's supports for the Alaska Marine Highway System, ANWR and increased money to improve port security. - More...
Tuesday - October 05, 2004

Alaska: Spill prevention begins at home; Simple check of heating oil tanks can protect health, home, environment - With winter just around the corner, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urges homeowners to protect their health, family and the environment by inspecting their heating oil tanks for leaks. - More...
Tuesday - October 05, 2004


jpg Howard DeanHoward Dean: Environmental Policy Affects Health, Economy, Security - One of the many things I learned when I ran for president is that 95 percent of all Americans want job opportunities, health care coverage, high quality public education and a foreign policy consistent with American moral values. - More...
Tuesday - October 05, 2004

jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: The More Things Change .. Just about once a decade, some enterprising artist/entrepreneur gets the bright idea to sell advertising space on a "map" of Ketchikan, usually of the downtown area. Some are big and colorful like the one that fledgling artist Ray Troll did in the early 1980s, some are tiny and in black and white like ones that were done by local photographers in the 1920s and 1930s. I collect these maps because they are fascinating snap-shots of what the community was like in a given a year. - More...
Tuesday - October 05, 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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