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Ketchikan Library use, 2013-2016

This is the report distributed to the Ketchikan City Council for their March 16, 2017 meeting, and cited in a subsequent KRBD story: Background At the Joint Ketchikan Gateway Borough-City of Ketchikan Cooperative Relations Committee meeting of February 10, 2017, the … Continue reading

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And now for something …

… completely different. I finally did it—I purchased an Ancestry.com DNA test and sent it in.  I just received the results and there were no surprises—at least no surprises in the past few generations. According to the DNA analysis, our … Continue reading

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Ketchikan – Week 1

Tomorrow morning it will have been one week since I drove off the ferry. Because it was New Year’s Day, not many places were open.  I called the Inn at Creek Street, where I reserved a room for two nights … Continue reading

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To Ketchikan …

Friday was a day of waiting. The hotel I stayed at in Bellingham was in a commercial area, and there was a Fred Meyer next to it.  Fred Meyer is one of those all-in-one stores that has groceries, clothing, furniture … Continue reading

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Bellingham, Washington

After a very smooth, 3-hour drive from Ellensburg over the Snoqualmie Pass, I reached Bellingham, Washington early yesterday afternoon. I checked the Washington State road conditions beforehand, and learned that the elk are migrating and consequently drivers should watch out … Continue reading

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Down from the mountains …

Yesterday I started from Caldwell, Idaho about 8:45am, and in a half hour I was in Oregon.  The temperature was in the teens and as I climbed into the mountains on I-84 it dropped as low as 7 degrees. A … Continue reading

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WY – UT – ID

Today was a short and uneventful day.  I left Evanston, Wyoming about 8:30am–the temperature was 5 degrees and quickly dropped to 4 below as I entered Utah. Driving through the mountains was awe-inspiring–I kept wishing I could stop the car … Continue reading

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