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January 03, 2003

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Ketchikan's First Baby of 2004
Baby April Lynn Wyatt

Ketchikan: Ketchikan's First Baby of 2004 - Ketchikan's first baby for the new year was born on January 1, 2004 at 5:13 in the morning.

The new year's first baby, April Lynn Wyatt, was born to Eric and Cindy Wyatt at a Woman's Place for Birthing. Baby April Lynn weighed eight pounds, seven ounces and she measured 21 inches in length. - Read more...
Saturday - January 03, 2004 - 12:15 am

Ketchikan: Babies are "Born to Read" - A unique community partnership has made possible a new project to encourage reading among Ketchikan's youngest: the infants.

"We want new moms and dads to know there is no child too young to begin using the library," said Children's Librarian Charlotte Glover. The project, Born to Read, has been several years in the dreaming, planning and fundraising stages. The Friends of the Public Library together with the Ketchikan Educational Association conceived the idea of sending each newborn home from the hospital with their first book. Recently two other sponsors - Wal-Mart and the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce - signed on to help fund this effort. - Read more...
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photosKetchikan: KIC President Elected To Leadership Position - Ketchikan Indian Community announced that the President of the KIC IRA Council Stephanie Rainwater-Sande has been elected by Southeast Alaska Tribal Leaders at the SE Alaska Tribal Leaders Summit recently held in Ketchikan to represent them on the Alaska Federation of Native's proposed new commission. Rainwater-Sande said, "I view my election to this important position as an honor, and will work diligently to preserve the rights of all of our tribal citizens to receive the funding and quality service delivery that we all deserve." - Read more...
Saturday - January 03, 2004 - 12:15 am

Ketchikan - Metlakatla - Hollis: No Rate Change For IFA - Passenger and vehicle rates between Hollis and Ketchikan on the M/V Prince of Wales will remain at 2003 levels through 2004, according to Inter-Island Ferry Authority board chair Dennis Watson, who is also the mayor of Craig. - Read more...
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Left to right: Phoebe Newman (First City Council on Cancer), Nancy Ball (Eagles), Phil Newman, MD (KGH & First City Council on Cancer), and Bill Kirks (Eagles)
Photo courtesy Ketchikan General Hospital

Ketchikan: Eagles Donation Funds Lung Cancer Screening - With a generous gift from the Ketchikan Fraternal Order of Eagles 162 (Eagles), Ketchikan General Hospital's Cancer Committee is resuming a Lung Cancer Screening Program first launched in 2002. The program is aimed at detecting lung cancer in its earliest stages while it is most likely curable using low-dose CT Scanning. - Read more...
Saturday - January 03, 2004 - 12:15 am

Ketchikan: Teenager Injured In Snowmachine Accident - A 17-year-old Ketchikan girl was medivaced to Seattle early this morning after a late night snow machining accident. - Read this story...
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - link posted Saturday - January 03, 2003 - 12:15 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... When the Ketchikan Borough Assembly meets Monday it will be presented with a report for an independent consultant who was hired to look into the Schoenbar Middle School renovation project. It will also receive a report from the Borough Manager on a proposed EMS Service Area on the south end. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - link posted Saturday - January 03, 2003 - 12:15 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... For some people, December 31 was a time to reflect on the last year. For others it was a time to look forward and make resolutions. A group of runners on Prince of Wales Island decided to mark the passing of 2003 by running 50 kilometers on an icy stretch of road. Jay Marble has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - link posted Saturday - January 03, 2003 - 12:15 am

Alaska: ANGDA Legislation Filed - Senate President Gene Therriault (R-North Pole) announced Friday that he has filed two pieces of legislation designed to help the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA). ANDGA was created by a citizens' petition initiative that appeared on the Nov. 2002 general election ballot. - 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...
Thursday - January 01, 2004 - 1:00 am

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