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January 14, 2015

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Ketchikan: The Ketchikan School Board will meet in regular session on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 6 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers. - To download the agenda & information packets, click here

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Ketchikan Animal Shelter's Assessment Report Released - An in-depth analysis of the Ketchikan Borough’s Animal Protection program is available for the public to download and read.

The 40-page report was completed on December 30, 2014 and the report and recommendations were presented to the Ketchikan Assembly on January 9th during a public sessions meeting. In August 2014, the Ketchikan Borough contracted with Chava Lee to perform a comprehensive analysis of the Borough’s Animal Protection program. Lee served as Executive Director for the Gastineau Humane Society in Juneau for 13 years before she retired in June 2014. Lee was awarded a professional services contract in the amount of $9,950 in August 2014. As part of her work, Lee made several trips to Ketchikan and met with Borough staff, the Ketchikan Humane Society, former Assembly members, volunteers and other interested community members. Lee's report documenting her findings and recommendations was presented and discussed at a recent policy issues meeting held by the Ketchikan Assembly.

Lee's report makes several recommendations as to operations of the shelter, but does not make specific recommendations as to which entity should operate the shelter. Most of the recommendations would apply to any organization running the shelter, and would not change even if the Borough elects to contract out part or all of the Animal Protection services.

Borough staff recommended to the Assembly in their summary report present on Jan. 9th, that, unless specifically directed otherwise, staff should move forward with implementing as many of the report recommendations as possible, even while waiting for final outcome of other decisions. For example, unless specifically directed not to fill the vacant position, the job description should be revised to focus more on customer service, humane education, and animal care and socialization while in the shelter. The FY 2016 budget should be drafted to include funds for spaying or neutering every adoptable animal as soon as it arrives at the shelter, and adoption fees should be equalized. (The exact fee level and costs to the Borough would be identified in the upcoming budget process.) The Director should be actively engaging with the public in events, humane education, etc. Current staff should all receive training in customer service in the shelter environment. Many of the recommendations require little to no money, and are more in the way of changes to operational focus. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

Alaska: NOAA FISHERIES APPROVES SECOND ROUND OF FISHERIES DISASTER RELIEF FUNDS - NOAA Fisheries announced this week the approval of the second round of fisheries disaster funds in the amount of $13M to assist fishermen affected by the 2012 commercial fisheries failure due to the fishery resource disaster for the Yukon Chinook fishery, Kuskokwim Chinook fishery, and the Cook Inlet salmon fishery.

"We are relieved that this second round of fisheries disaster funds has been approved, and look forward to getting direct payments to affected recreational and commercial businesses," said Alaska Regional Administrator Jim Balsiger. "Funds slated for salmon disaster research and restoration will help mitigate future fishery failures and impacts."

In February 2014, Congress allocated $75M for six fisheries disasters nationwide, including $20.8M to Alaska for the Chinook salmon fishery failure in 2012. Distribution of the first round of fisheries disaster funds in the amount of $7.8M began soon after approval in August 2014, and included direct payments to commercial fisherman with $3.2M going to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region and $4.6M to the Cook Inlet Region. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015


Ketchikan: Lifejacket Credited With Saving Woman By MARY KAUFFMAN - The Coast Guard on Sunday assisted an 26-year-old woman from Metlakatla who was reported to have fallen out of her canoe and swam to shore near Tongass Narrows.

One of U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan's Small Rescue Boats (RB-S)
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Coast Guard Station Ketchikan watchstanders were notified by Ketchikan Police Department that the woman had fallen out of her canoe near South Pennock Island in Tongass Narrows and was able to make it to shore but was stranded. The watchstanders informed Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders and dispatched the RB-S crew who safely retrieved the woman.

“The young lady had her lifejacket on which probably saved her life,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Rupert, crewmember aboard the RB-S. “Once we had reached her, we took very good care of her - holding her hand, keeping her warm and fetching her canoe – until we reached her family in Annette Bay.” - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

Alaska: Troopers Release Holiday Anti-DUI Patrol Effort Report - The Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers have released the statewide results of the recently completed Holiday Anti-DUI High Visibility Enforcement Effort which started Dec. 10 and lasted through Jan. 4, 2015.

The Alaska State Troopers ask that citizens continue doing their part in keeping Alasak's roadways safe by not driving impaired.

Additionally, Troopers ask that citizens don’t hesitate to make a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report any time of the year by calling 911 to report any signs of dangerous driving. Troopers request that you first stop at a safe place or have a passenger make the call, and report the vehicle along with its description and location. The driver may be ill or intoxicated and perhaps shouldn't be on the road. State and local law enforcement agencies will respond as quickly as possible.

CALL 911 when you believe there is a risk of death or injury due to dangerous driver behavior. DO NOT call 911 for minor behaviors that do not appear to cause confusion or risk of death or injury. - More...
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Alaska Science:
New dates for northern mastodon fossils resolve quandary By THERESA BAKKER - Revised age estimates of American mastodon fossils in Alaska and Yukon have resolved a quandary about when these extinct relatives of elephants lived.

New dates for northern mastodon fossils resolve quandary

This mastodon tooth is in the earth sciences collection at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. It was used in a recent study revising the age of mastodons published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Photo by Julie Rousseau

In a recent publication of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of researchers, including University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty members Patrick Druckenmiller, Pam Groves and Dan Mann, report that northern mastodon fossils are much older than previously thought. The new dates better match what what paleontologists know about changes in the mastodons’ habitat during the Ice Age.

Druckenmiller said American mastodons were browsers, feeding on leaves, twigs, and stems of shrubs and trees, unlike their grazing relatives, the woolly mammoths. But existing radiocarbon dates of Arctic and sub-Arctic mastodons suggested they lived in these regions during the height of the last Ice Age, when much of the land was covered in cold, dry grasslands — called steppes — not forests.

The team of scientists, led by Yukon Palaeontology Program paleontologist Grant Zazula, set out to re-date mastodon fossils from Alaska and the Yukon using new and more accurate techniques in radiocarbon dating.

“It turns out that some of the previous dates were inaccurate and underestimated the actual time mastodons lived in these areas,” Druckenmiller said. “This means mastodons were only temporary inhabitants of what became Alaska and the Yukon during warm spells of the last Ice Age.

“They did not live in Alaska during full glacial periods between 75,000 and 10,000 years ago.” - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015


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DARYL CAGLE: Cartoonists and Red Lines - Like blaming a rape victim for her "provocative dress," many press pundits blame the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists (and the Danish cartoonists before them) for crossing "red lines," and inviting trouble. In the past few days the small community of American editorial cartoonists have been getting calls from their local media, asking for comments about self-censorship and what subjects we should be forbidden to draw in a free society.

Political cartoonists have no clear red lines, but we are certainly censored. Cartoonists are a macho bunch; we want to draw provocative cartoons, bashing the reader on the head with the most powerful images possible. Editors see cartoonists as bomb throwers, to be reigned in.

There are about fifteen-hundred daily, paid circulation newspapers in America, and less than fifty cartoonists have jobs working for those papers, the vast majority of the papers use "syndicated" cartoons, culling a cartoon or two each day from a large menu of available, national cartoon options. Newspaper editors have been growing more timid, wanting to avoid reprinting anything that might offend a declining readership; they usually avoid printing the most hard-hitting cartoons. The result is that American editorial cartoons are tame compared to cartoons around the world – and in France.

Yesterday, one of the cartoonists I syndicate, David Fitzsimmons of The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, drew a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad that we delivered to our 850 subscribing newspapers. Editorial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad are not unusual. We were flooded with calls from editors questioning our wisdom in posting the cartoon, and asking if other editors were running it before deciding to run it themselves.

Cartoons are more powerful than words. Readers don’t cut columns out of the newspaper to hang on their fridges. Editors quickly learn that cartoons generate more angry e-mail than the same ideas expressed in words. Editors prefer cartoons that are like Jay Leno jokes, about a topic in the news, but expressing no real opinion. If we want our work to be reprinted, cartoonists have to consider drawings that timid editorial-gatekeepers will let pass. This is the censorship of the marketplace. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015


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letter GET YOUR 1099s FILED By David G Hanger - Forms 1099 need to be sent to the recipients no later than January 31. There are a variety of Forms 1099, and this writing will be limited to discussing Form 1099MISC. This is the 1099 that is due if you paid someone what is termed ‘non-employee compensation.’ In other words if you paid someone without giving them a W2 as an employee of your company or firm, you need to file Form 1099 if the amount paid exceeds $600. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

letter Affordable Health Coverage: Just a Click or Call Away By Susan Johnson - This year, the most important resolution any of us can make and keep is to enroll in health insurance, and get the security and peace of mind that quality, affordable coverage brings with it. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

letter Alaska oil By John Suter - Why doesn't the state pump its own oil like Norway does and get all of the money for itself? If the state does not do this, then it is going to have to live with a small budget and have big cut backs in spending. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

letter Alaska State Income Tax By Walt Hoefer- Governor Walker has inherited one heck of a mess. He does have an option, though it won’t be popular. Bring back the Alaska State Income Tax. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

letter President Obama Went AWOL By Donald A. Moskowitz - On January 11, 2015 40 leaders from various countries and 1.3 million people participated in anti-terrorism events in Paris. President Obama was AWOL, and he was only represented by our ambassador to France. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

letter Why the 2nd amendment is NOT the most important. By Christian Peters - Not sure if this is something the founders debated when writing the Bill of Rights but it is interesting. First off, I love the 2nd amendment. I just love the 1st more, and being a gun owner myself, I still disagree with what I have heard many gun enthusiasts say and believe. That being, that the 2nd amendment is the most important and that it protects all of our other rights secured by our Constitutions throughout America. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

letter State Legislators Solemn Duty, to Protect Citizens from the Federal Leviathan By Tamara Colbert - This week, 42 state legislatures convene; 34 of them will be able to support and pass the biggest bill of their lifetime; an Article V single-subject Application calling for a Convention of the States proposing amendments to rein in the federal government. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

letter One Rebuttal to the Argument that a Convention of the States is a Constitutional Convention By Paul Hodson - One of the hottest issues being debated around the state legislatures is the push for an Article V “Convention for proposing Amendments”. Even the U.S. Congress is paying attention, as just this last week Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) successfully amended House Rules in regards to the system to track, count, and organize Article V applications to Congress. - More...
Wednesday PM - January 14, 2015

letter Facing the Hard Truth By Gov. Bill Walker - Imagine your family’s biggest source of income plummeting by 80 percent in one year. At today’s oil prices, that’s Alaska’s situation. The state’s oil and gas production tax is expected to bring the state $524 million in the current fiscal year, a shocking drop from the $2.6 billion collected last year. - More...
Saturday PM - January 10, 2015

letter Terriorist killings By A. M. Johnson - With the latest terrorist activity killing of 12 French news people speaking from the freedom of the Western world this day (January 7,2015) and the meek mouthed response from supportable world leaders, a couple of quotes of recognized persons come to mind that seem appropriate to share with those who have Freedom, respect, and good hearts need to hear. Thank you for the forum to express these quotes. - More...
Thursday AM - January 08, 2015

letter China Buying U.S. Companies By Donald A. Moskowitz - According to Forbes Magazine November 24, 2014 issue, which I paraphrase below, since the year 2000 Chinese companies have made almost 900 purchases of U.S. assets worth $43 billion. China’s billionaires are gobbling up U.S. companies at a record pace. - More...
Thursday AM - January 08, 2015

letter Gas prices By Don Petrey - Currently down in the greater metro Seattle area gas prices are $2.45 on the high end. Everybody in Ketchikan should be upset that we are paying close to a dollar more for no good reason. - More...
Thursday AM - January 08, 2015

letter A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY By David G Hanger - Our fuel wholesaler for Southeast Alaska has now gone from outright crook to criminal. Visiting with friends from Haines over the New Year’s holiday I was greeted with the information that when Shannon asked her local retailer in Haines why the price of a gallon of gas was so obscenely high, she was told by the retailer that he had been advised that any effort on his part to reduce prices would result in his being cut off from all future gas deliveries. In other words one greedy pig has rigged fuel prices in SE Alaska for his sole personal benefit. This is a criminal conspiracy, and it is time to seriously consider putting this slimy one behind bars. - More...
Monday PM - January 05, 2015

letter Open Letter to City Council: Ketchikan Water By Kent Miller - In the late 1970s I worked with Retherford Associates, Consulting Engineers, of Anchorage, on a comprehensive study of Ketchikan Public Utilities’ (KPU) Electric, Water, and Telephone departments. In the course of that study it was noted that although much of KPU’s water supply originated in Ketchikan Lakes, a pristine original source, the water was ponded in a forebay, sometimes called “Fawn Lake,” prior to its intake into the water system. It was evident because of its low volume, relatively high surface area, mud bottom, heavily vegetated shoreline, and exposure to wildlife and seabirds, the Fawn Lake forebay was highly subject to contamination. - More...
Monday PM - January 05, 2015

letter Beaver Laws By Nicole Perry - I stumbled on Dave Kiffer's column about strange laws particularly the one in Michigan that fined beavers for building dams without a permit. - More...
Monday PM - January 05, 2015

letter Open Letter: Congressional House leader election By A. M. Johnson - The following letter sent to our Alaska Congressional Representative Don Young. Knowing that you are a firm member of the "Establishment Republicans" this request I fear will go un-heeded. Still I must be on record in requesting your consideration and action to vote against Representative Boehner and for the reasons given by Representative Gohmert so eloquently stated. - More...
Monday PM - January 05, 2015

letter It's Time for a Change - of Speakers By Jim Bennett - There are two challengers to John Boehner, OH-08, to become the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives: Louis Gohmert TX-01 and Ted S. Yoho FL-03. Between the two challengers, Yoho was a co-sponsor of the FairTax(R), HR25, in the last Congress. You should urge your Congress Member to cast his or her vote for Congressman Ted S. Yoho, Fl-03. - More...
Monday PM - January 05, 2015

letter Book Signing at the Mall By LeAnn Edmondson - I am a born and raised Ketchikanite, who has recently published a 278 page fiction novel called “Aftermath, A Story of Survival.” - More...
Monday PM - January 05, 2015

letter Local food systems needed By Garrett Collins - If we are going to spend billions every year on health care and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money into sustainable projects that are nearly free or can pay for themselves over time. Community farms on every block would boost every local economy in this country. - More...
Saturday PM - January 03, 2015

letter Support for Local Nurses By Susan E. Walsh - The nurses at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center have reached the end of our agreement and are attempting to bargain a new contract with the hospital. We are asking for the support of our community as we attempt to ensure excellent patient care in a positive work environment by improving nurse retention & recruitment. - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2015

letter An Open Letter to the Ketchikan City Council By Teri J. Wilson - I am sick to death of Ketchikan trying to get rid of smokers? We are not the problem here, and I resent any more taxes on cigarettes. - More...
Thrusday PM - January 01, 2015

letter RAMP at Bugge Beach By Janalee Minnich Gage - A funny thing happened on the way to the grocery store last July. I of course found a few individuals who tirelessly spend half their June sitting at Safeway selling Duck Race tickets for the big 4th of July Race, and of course I buy one or two tickets. I have a drawer full of raffle tickets, my Vegas in Ketchikan, good thing we don't have quarter machines in Ketchikan. I have to say it was marvelous feeling when they asked about my thoughts on the new stairs that access Bugge Beach, AKA Rotary Beach. Sorry maybe this is politically incorrect but this beach will forever be Bugge Beach to me, I can never bring myself to call it anything else. I mean no disrespect, and this letter is in appreciation for what the Rotary club has done, both noticed and gone unnoticed by the public, including keeping and improving the beach year after year. - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2015

letter Ketchiikan gasoline prices By David Rosendin - My recollection is that the last time gasoline prices radically dropped that never happened in Ketchikan until a couple of dozen folks decided to protest and went to the intersection of Tongass Avenue and Jefferson Streets and started singing songs and carrying signs. - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2014

letter A taking of exception By Alan R. (Rudy) McGillvray - Yes folks, I take exception to the cartoon published on SitNews today the 17th of December depicting a Bull sitting on the Capitol Dome of the USA. Now that we have Republicans in charge of the Congress, perhaps we can get some business done, but Wall street is no friend to Republicans. They have always (at least in recent memory) always donated more money to the Dem/Liberal wing of the Congress. (If you don't believe me, look it up.) - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2014

letter Thank you to the Christmas Carolers By Susan Cody - It was awesome to hear Christmas carolers on Christmas Eve night. Thank you for spreading your holiday cheer in the Millar Street neighborhood. - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2014

letter VA Abuse By Tamela Cegelske - The VA investigation turned out to be systematic abuse with at least one higer level eschelon executive taking a six month paid leave. What do people think about our lawmakers writing laws to protect the tax payer from waste so that people who take advantage of the system get charged minimally with theft, or misappropriation, if not treason in the VA case? It seems like there are a lot of laws written for the average citizen but these people in higher government jobs that take advantage of the taxpayer never get prosecuted. - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2014

letter Share the road By Lisa Krieger - I have to agree with Michael McColley. For such a small community, I do not see many courteous drivers. To each their own is what I get. Driving through McDonald's to get my morning coffee, even in line a person is right on my bumper and would not give me space. - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2014

letter Retired? Congress Just Allowed CUTS In Your Pensions By Wiley Brooks - If you are retired and a recipient of a pension plan or have love ones who are, you may want to watch this video. THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW LOBBYIST INSERT PROVISIONS INTO TAX LEGISLATION TO BENEFIT SPECIAL INTEREST. Many we elect to the Congress do not understand the tax legislation they vote for. But you can bet that many within the 20,000 lobbyist army who prey on Washington do. Let’s scrap the income tax system and the 75,000 pages of regulations rife with special interest. - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2015

letter Drugs and Unemployment By Justin Capps - I kinda agree with a lot of people in this town about stopping the drug dealers. Also, there are other problems like people who are abusing food stamps, etc. I'm not going to mention people in this town, but I see a lot of people in Ketchikan abusing food stamps and social security money when they don’t care about looking for jobs and are being lazy paying bills. - More...
Thursday PM - January 01, 2015

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