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October 06, 2004

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The Boy's Toys
Union Pacific Railroad "Big Boy"
Front Page Photo & Story by Bob Ciminel


Ketchikan:pdfDownload the Canvas Board's Unofficial Election Results...
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Ketchikan:pdfDownload the Oct. 5th Unofficial Election Results...
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letter If everyone followed the Golden Rule... by Chris Elliott - 10/06/04
letter WHY ALL THE RULES by Craig R. Smith - 10/06/04
letter Youth development as important as economic development by Diane Gubatayao - 10/06/04
letter Boarded Windows Come Alive Again! by Bobbie McCreary - 10/06/04
letter Dance group by Kia Shuravloff - 10/06/04
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Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Ketchikan Gateway Borough voters approved approximately $8 million in bonding for two school construction project Tuesday. And as Deanna Garrison reports, City of Ketchikan voters also gave a nod to two city bond propositions totaling $20.5 million.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Wednesday - October 06, 2004

Alaska: Governor to push for greater access into Denali, Glacier Bay - In a speech on Tuesday Governor Frank Murkowski told the Alaska Travel Industry Association that he will press the Interior Department for more access to federal parks to remove bottlenecks to increased tourism in the state. - More...
Wednesday - October 06, 2004

Alaska: Knowles Proposes Action To Force Exxon Valdez Judgment - U.S. Senate candidate Tony Knowles Monday proposed federal legislation to bring justice and payment of the jury award to Alaska fishermen and others impacted by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill by removing the financial incentive for Exxon to delay final resolution in the courts.  The punitive damage award stemming from the spill has been tied up in the courts for more than a decade. - More...
Wednesday - October 06, 2004

Alaska: People became data points in giant Alaska earthquake by Ned Rozell - "I hit G-forces on the dozer that only astronauts are trained for."

These are the words of the operator of a D-9 Cat who found himself in the saddle during the largest earthquake on the planet in 2002. - More...
Wednesday - October 06, 2004

jpg Bob CiminelBob Ciminel - Fish or Cut Bait: The Boy's Toys - I received my first Lionel model train in 1954, the year my sister was born. The day Mom came home from the hospital, I arrived home from school to find a new baby sister, two diesel engines, several freight cars, and a caboose. I immediately suspected that something was up. - More...
Wednesday - October 06, 2004

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photosA 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 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  

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

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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