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'100th Day'
Students across the Ketchikan School District recently celebrated the 100th day of school with various activities. Houghtaling first graders Luisa Orta and Sharayah Taylor take a break from counting, grouping and sorting.
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Ketchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night decided not to take up a proposed decency rating system for programs performed at Ketchikan High School by non-school district groups. As Deanna Garrison reports, the board also discussed whether is should set a date when the White Cliff Elementary School should be shut down.
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Governor Murkowski (far left) poses with the 55 delegates, including Bob Weinstein of Ketchikan, at the Conference of Alaskans in Fairbanks on Feb. 10.
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Alaska: Conference of Alaskans Wraps Up Business - The Conference of Alaskans wrapped up business Thursday, bringing to an end three days of deliberations in Fairbanks regarding the Permanent Fund. - Gov.'s Statement, Delegate's Letter to Fellow Alaskans & Resolutions...
Friday - February 13, 2004 - 12:55 am

Ketchikan: Ketchikan Photographers Featured in New Museum Exhibit - Exquisite photographs by some of Ketchikan's finest photographers are the subject of the Tongass Historical Museum's latest exhibition. View Finders: Ketchikan's Photographers will open on Friday, February 20.

Shelley Stallings, of the Ketchikan Museum Department, is the show's curator. He invited many of the community's most accomplished photographers to submit their work, finally selecting more than seventy photographs for exhibition. Thirty-two photographers are represented, including outstanding photography students from Ketchikan High School and UAS-Ketchikan. - Read more....
Friday - February 13, 2004 - 12:55 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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