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Alaska Editorial: Forest management

This editorial originally appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, made an interesting point about the U.S. Forest Service last week during a congressional hearing on federal timber policy.
Mining reps discuss business in Ketchikan

Ketchikan received a refresher on Alaska's mining industry on Tuesday.
Some banks bowing out of dealing with pot business

Commercial marijuana will be legal in Alaska next year, but that doesn't mean doing business will be easy for the budding industry.
Group eyes roof for Ketchikan skate park

KETCHIKAN - The kids at the skateboard park want a roof over their heads. Skaters have been rolling, grinding, jumping and - every now and then - falling around the Shane Howard White Skateboard Park for 388 mostly rainy days.
Plans underway to restore burned hatchery

KETCHIKAN - The operator of a state-owned salmon hatchery near Petersburg says it is moving forward with plans to rebuild the portion of the facility destroyed by fire in March.
As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...million on additional spending for local goods and services.Chelsea Goucher, executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, said the study was done for a purely hypothetical situation."(The study) just really illustrates to...
Ketchikan: Somewhere the sun is shining

It didn't rain on Ketchikan's parade this year. Rain on Thursday morning let up just before the island's annual Independence Day festivities began. People lined the streets along Tongass Avenue to watch the 2002 Kids Parade and the Fourth of July parade, which kicked off the day's events that included a timber carnival and a rubber duck race in Ketchikan Creek.
Alaska Briefs

Local man jailed after downtown attack; Clerk certifies consolidation petition; Acoustic basses needed; Cruise passengers report illness
What did Greenpeace expect?

When a Greenpeace contingent arrived in Ketchikan on their 237-foot yacht, complete with helicopter and speedboats, their reception was cool except among a few local environmentalists. Greenpeace's representative in Alaska, Melanie Duchin of Anchorage, said: "As an Alaskan and an American, I'm shocked at the way Ketchikan has reacted to our visit. The city's attempts to silence us are not typical of Alaskans, and they will not prevent us from continuing on with this tour or our efforts to protect the nation's endangered forests."
State to present Ketchikan with less expensive Gravina bridge plans

Plans for a multimillion dollar bridge that became a symbol of misdirected federal largesse may have to be tweaked because the state cannot fund the current design, officials said.


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