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When the euphoria dissipates, Alaska will realize that the pot in which it has positioned itself is boiling over.

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Reduce. Reuse. Reap a little cash on the side? One of the unpleasant indignities of living on an island in Southeast Alaska is that we are forced — in a very tangible way — to confront how much waste we create. That confrontation comes in the form of a bill. With space at premium, we pay to bale, ship and dispose of much of our trash inside Washington state.

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Robert Eugene Chapman, 60, died Feb. 14, 2015, in Ketchikan.
Frances “Pat” Bailey Koons, 82, died Feb. 22, 2015, in Ketchikan.
6/16/2014
Enjoy the outdoors

With the official start of summer just days away, it might be a good idea to get on with seasonal activities.

Because the window of opportunity will begin to diminish as days begin growing shorter later this month.

Ketchikan has wonderful opportunities, and the weather this spring has made it possible to enjoy them.

Boating, camping, fishing, hiking and gardening rank as some of the favorites.

But even the ones done year round, or at least in months other than just summer, also are better just because of the long days and higher temperatures. A trip to the library, a walk around Ward Lake, a barbecue or shopping is simply more pleasant when the temperatures are, too.

The intent should be to get out and enjoy. Indoor activities will be waiting to be done in the fall or winter. Summer will last only three months — maybe less if the weather turns cold sooner.

There is no time like the summer of 2014 to get out of doors, breathe in the fresh air, stretch the legs and seek adventure.

Do it; the opportunity won't be back for this year.