January 02, 2004
Sunrise New Year's Day'
Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson
Ray Troll (center)
and Terry Pyles (right) sign over 500 posters for guests attending
a NOAA fisheries management conference in Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy NOAA
Artists Help Government Communicate Message of Ocean Stewardship
- Alaskan artists Ray Troll and Terry Pyles of Ketchikan, Alaska,
have joined forces with the federal government to communicate
and inspire public interest in sustaining the health and abundance
of the nation's living oceans. The National Marine Fisheries
Service (NOAA Fisheries), an agency of the Commerce Department's
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), commissioned
Troll and Pyles to design original artwork that depicts the inter-relationships
between species in marine ecosystems and with humans.
According to a Commerce Department
news release, the artwork "Sustainability: It's In Our Hands"
visually communicates the marine conservation and fisheries management
missions of NOAA Fisheries. It captures both the big-picture
complexity and individual responsibility of stewardship that
all Americans share in sustaining the productivity of our oceans
and in preserving coastal communities that rely on healthy marine
ecosystems. - Read
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Friday - January 02, 2003 - 12:40 am
Brothers Big Sisters Program Gears Up for Bowl For Kids' Sake
- The Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Ketchikan is busily
preparing for its first-ever Bowl For Kids' Sake community fundraising
campaign. The campaign will kick off in February and ends with
a bowling party on April 4th.
McDonald's of Ketchikan will
present the 2004 Bowl For Kids' Sake as the agency's Campaign
Sponsor, with a donation of $5000. Other major Ketchikan sponsors
include Wal-Mart, the Alaska Peace Officers Association, Fraternal
Order of the Eagles, Keene & Currall Law Firm, Ketchikan
CHARR, and Chevron.
The Bowl For Kids' Sake event
is part of a the 24th annual Bowl For Kids' Sake campaign of
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, which will also
include a bowling event in Juneau on February 21st. This is the
first time the annual BFKS event will be held in Ketchikan. -
Friday - January 02, 2003 - 12:40 am
June Allen Column
Photographer: Harriet Elizabeth Hunt; Donor: Ketchikan Public
Courtesy Tongass Historical Society
Ladies, for the Library; From Bookcase to Building(s) - One
thing Ketchikan's founding fathers didn't think of was a library.
In their 1900 petition for Incorporation of the city - and thereby
for the ability to qualify for outside assistance as well as
the right to raise local taxes to pay for community needs - one
of the first things those men had been thinking of was the need
for a school. In fact, there were those fellows who were certain
their down-south sweethearts or wives would refuse to join them
in the wilds of Revilla Island if there were no school for their
children! And so the first schoolhouse was promptly built. As
mothers arrived with their children and newcomer families also
began to arrive, Ketchikan promised to grow. And it was the women
of Ketchikan who thought immediately of the need for a library.
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