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February 07, 2004

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Sirevog Retires, Honored For Service
Laurie and Grant Sirevog
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Ketchikan: Sirevog Retires, Honored For Service - A retirement party was held for Grant Sirevog Friday evening in honor of his 21 years of devoted service to the citizens and to the City of Ketchikan.- Read more...
Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

Alaska: DEC Commissioner, EPA Director of American Indian Environmental Office Agree to Collaborate on IGAP - Environmental Conservation Commissioner Ernesta Ballard and EPA Director of the American Indian Environmental Office Carol Jorgensen met Thursday and agreed to collaborate on approaches to Alaska's environmental circumstances and priorities. - Read more...
Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

Alaska: SCAM Bill Designed To Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Interstate Moving Companies - Attorney General Gregg Renkes joined other attorneys general to support the federal Securing Consumers' Assurance in Moving (SCAM) bill, sponsored by Congressman Thomas Petri (R - WI), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines. The SCAM bill is designed to protect consumers from deceptive interstate moving companies. - Read more...
Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... About 850,000 cruise ship passengers are projected to visit Southeast Alaska this summer. Of those, about 830,00 are expected to stop in Ketchikan. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

$12,000 received to continue
free lung cancer screening
Pictured: Phil Newman, MD; Phoebe Newman;
Bill Kurtz; Patrick Branco
Photograph courtesy Ketchikan General Hospital

Ketchikan: $12,000 received to continue free lung cancer screening - A gift of $12,000 allows the Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) Cancer Committee to resume a free 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. The screening exam uses low-dose CT Scanning. - Read more...
Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

Ketchikan: Rice Named KGH Employee of the Month For February - Kimberly Rice, Histotechnologist at Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) for the past two years, has been named Employee of the Month by a committee of her peers. - Read more...
Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

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audioPOW: Listen to this story... After expressing nearly uniform opposition to the concept of consolidating Prince of Wales Island's School Districts, educational leaders from the Island Wednesday discussed ways in which they would and would not like to see their Districts combined. The discussion preceded a warning from State Education Commissioner Roger Sampson that there is a mounting political pressure to reduce the number of smaller school districts in the state - specifically on Prince of Wales Island.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

Alaska: House Passes Resolution To Include All Alaskans In Initiative Process - The Alaskan House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 5 Friday morning, calling for a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot to ensure that initiatives and referendums have broad-based statewide support. - Read more...
Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

Alaska: Southeast Caucus Looks Forward to Session - The Southeast Caucus is back in action for the 2004 legislative session. Rep. Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), Chair of the Southeast Caucus said, "I am looking forward to working closely with the other legislators who represent Southeast Alaska." She went on to say, "We are pleased to welcome Senator Burt Stedman (R-Sitka), to the Caucus and believe he will add a lot to our discussions." - Read more...
Saturday - February 07, 2004 - 1:00 am

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Wrangel Island, which is located off the northern coast of Eastern Siberia and straddles the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea.
Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, courtesy NASA...

June Allen Column

A Story of an Unfriendly Arctic Island
And the heroine who survived it

There is a desolate island in the Chukchi Sea on the frigid top of the planet. It is 83 miles north of the coast of Siberia and it is named Wrangel Island - Wrangel with one L. It is roughly kidney-shaped and said to be about 80 miles long and 18 to 30 miles across, with a cluster of low mountains at its center. During the warmth of its very brief summer, rivers flow north and south over rolling tundra to the sea. Along the frosty riverbanks are buried the bones of a race of woolly mammoths, evidence of dwarfed survivors of a larger race of Russian Steppe mammoths of perhaps 20,000 or 30,000 years ago. The island today is inhabited by a tiny Russian-Eskimo settlement and is largely visited by polar bears, seals, foxes, ducks and geese and the occasional scientist from around the world. - Read the rest of this story...
Monday - February 02, 2004 - 1:00 am

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