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A local hero
By Rachel Ross


February 28, 2011
Monday PM

Sunday, a week ago, Ketchikan residents woke up to a winter wonderland.  The snow was over eight inches deep at the higher elevations on Carlanna Lake Road.  Brian Calvin, a local Correctional Officer, saw an opportunity to help others and sprang into action.

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Brian Calvin helps the residents of Evergreen Terrace.

He called the President of the Evergreen Terrace Homeowners Association (ETHA) and offered to assist with the snow removal using his 4-wheeler.  Calvin said that he knew that there were over 100 people living there, and that he wanted to help out.  His generous offer was accepted, and he spent over two hours clearing walkways, parking spaces, and common areas.  He was assisted by members of the board and their families, who took shovels and cleared areas where the 4-wheeler couldn’t reach.

It is this kind of generosity and thoughtfulness that shows who our local heroes are. When times are hard, people like Brian Calvin make the difference. 

Rachel Ross
Ketchikan, AK


Received February 25, 2011 - Published February 28, 2011



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