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Tanana officials accused of fraud, theft

...1 million in surplus government equipment and then selling it for personal profit.Tanana City Manager Alfred "Bear" Ketzler, 57, and city expediter Alfred McQuestion Fabian, 62, were indicated by a federal grand jury in May, the Fairbanks...
Some Alaska villages and towns sold on biomass

...are a rural community that wants to promote to other rural communities that this can be done," Tanana city manager Bear Ketzler said. The three-day event focused on various fuel types, technologies, environmental impacts and supply issues...
Alaska authorities put the squeeze on alcohol smuggling

...Tanana store maintains a list of banned customers, including those with family or mental health problems. City Manager Bear Ketzler said his best guess is that bootleg alcohol sales have dropped by half in Tanana. The liquor store, he said, "actually...
City of Tanana to experiment with propane as primary fuel

...Sound off on the important issues at "We're looking at converting the whole community over to propane," said Bear Ketzler, the city's manager. "This is the ultimate goal." Under the terms of the project, the Alaska Natural Gas Development...
Stevens' voter support split after corruption conviction

ANCHORAGE - Bear Ketzler has voted for Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens for more than three decades, but now he struggles to hold on to his support after the Republican...
Falling oil prices may be a chink in Palin's armor

...rates on reserves that you have," Erickson said. "And of course, it depends on how high or low oil prices are." Bear Ketzler, an Interior Alaska resident, has a hard time envisioning Palin running for a second term as governor. "She's...


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