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February 18, 2004

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Ketchikan's night lights as seen from the old Main School parking lot..
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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Tuesday night revived its proposal to annex some 3,000 acres of area land. The Borough expansion, widely opposed by many Southeast Alaska communities, would allow the Borough to increase its timber receipt funds and payment in lieu of taxes money from the federal government.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - February 18, 2004 - 8:40 pm

Ketchikan: Homeport for Fairweather Announced - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today that it has selected the former Tesora Fuel Terminal on South Tongass Highway as the homeport site for the NOAA ship Fairweather. - Read more...
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audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... The U.S. Forest Service and Ketchikan Wood Technology Center entered into a memorandum of understanding Tuesday. As Deanna Garrison reports, the two agreed to work together to improve the value and use of Alaska's timber.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked February 18, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... City of Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein has just returned from the conference of Alaskans held in Fairbanks last week. Weinstein was one of fifty-five delegates who participated in the conference, formed by Governor Murkowski to look at whether a portion of permanent fund earnings should be used to pay for state services. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked February 18, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski says the upcoming battle for the U.S. Senate between she and former governor Tony Knowles will be unlike any other political race in the state's history. Murkowski on Monday said the campaign is expected to garner national attention and total spending by Republicans and Democrats combined could top eight million dollars. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked February 18, 2004

Ketchikan: Reward Growing - Penny Marksheffel, President of the Ketchikan Education Association, informed Sitnews Tuesday that KEA members, along with a generous donation from Rob Skinner at Lewis Chevrolet, have donated more than $1,400 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the bomb threats to Ketchikan High School. - More...
Wednesday - February 18, 2004 - 1:10 am

audioAlaska: Date Set to Review Conference Recommendations - In responding to resolutions forwarded to him by the Conference of Alaskans held February 10-12 in Fairbanks, Governor Frank H. Murkowski said Tuesday he would work closely with the Legislature to jointly craft legislation "that reflects the conference's recommendations, that will be acceptable to the majority of the voters, and that works." - Read more...
Wednesday - February 18, 2004 - 1:10 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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