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January 02, 2004

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'Waterfront Sunrise New Year's Day'
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Ray Troll (center) and Terry Pyles (right) sign over 500 posters for guests attending a NOAA fisheries management conference in Washington, D.C.
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photosKetchikan: Ketchikan 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 more & view photo gallery...
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photosKetchikan: Big 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. - Read more...
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Courthouse Hill, 1912
Photographer: Harriet Elizabeth Hunt; Donor: Ketchikan Public Library;
Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

June Allen Column

photosThanks, 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. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
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