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Alaska Editorial: Ketchikan doesn't need a smoking ban

...then it, too, should be allowed the choice of being a smoker-friendly establishment.Wally Kubley, owner of the Sourdough Bar, outlawed smoking at his business May 1. This prompted Ketchikan City Councilwoman Marty West to ask whether the...
Photo: High winds wreak havoc

Strong gusts on Thursday in Ketchikan blew the Sourdough Bar's fishing boat sign off its moorings on the downtown dock building, grounding the faux fishing boat on the edge of the roof. The sign was installed Oct. 31, 2000.
Ketchikan's Wally Kubley remembered for contributions to state, region

...Johansen said Kubley was a part of a family that built Ketchikan, including founding local institutions such as the Sourdough Bar and the bowling alley, and would be missed by the community. Don Kubley said his dad had, during Prohibition, run...
Get off the 'rock'

As I sat on a cracked, plastic bar stool inside the Sourdough Bar in Ketchikan, I couldn't help but feel uncomfortable. In my periphery, I counted at least four sets of prying eyes that were...
Citizens group wants to limit jewelry stores in Ketchikan takes up more than 40 percent of the display area. Larry Kubley, one of the petition sponsors and owner of the Sourdough Bar on Front Street, said Wednesday that the jewelry stores have in some ways benefited his business. Several bars across...


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