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February 03, 2005

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 Mad Hatter Tea Party
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Alaska: Two-thirds of Americans Surveyed Support ANWR Exploration; ANWR viewed as reducing foreign oil dependence and strengthening National security, according to survey - Sixty-seven percent of Americans support oil and gas exploration and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) according to a recent survey by The Luntz Research Companies. Citing a concern with dependence on foreign oil and the need for increased national security, the public views oil and gas from ANWR as a strong component of a diverse energy solution to address America's future energy needs.

Alaskans have long-supported exploration and development within ANWR with the knowledge that exploring ANWR is safe and will not damage the environment. Recognizing the need for balance between responsible energy exploration and minimal impact on the environment, two-thirds of the American public also believes that "by using 21st century technology and advanced engineering that already exists, ANWR can be developed and the environment protected."

"Our national security is inextricably linked to our dependence on foreign oil," said Governor Frank H. Murkowski. "This research shows that Americans understand and support the role ANWR can play in reducing our nation's dependence on OPEC and Middle Eastern oil. Alaskans know that we can protect the environment and develop our natural resources, creating jobs for Alaska and the nation and providing America with a secure supply of American oil. That's good news for the country and good news for Alaskans." - More...
Thursday - February 03, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... A Southeast Alaska acoustical testing station for Navy submarines is receiving a $64 million upgrade this year. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Back Island Naval Facility near Ketchikan is improving its sound monitoring equipment to accommodate quieter submarines.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - February 03, 2005

Lieutenant Jerry Kiffer is presented the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department's first ever Firefighter of the Year Award by Chief David Hull...
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Ketchikan: Kiffer Firefighter of the Year - At the first anniversary celebration Tuesday night, Lieutenant Jerry Kiffer was awarded the first ever Firefighter of the Year Award presented by the members of the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department (NTVFD). - More...
Thursday - February 03, 2005

audioThorne Bay: Listen to this KRBD story... Medical providers in Thorne Bay took pains Tuesday to reassure residents that the city would continue to welcome regular visits from a Craig doctor. As Jay Marble reports, anxiety in the small town shot up after stories spread that the doctor was being evicted to make space for a washer and dryer.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Thursday - February 03, 2005

Alaska: New "least expensive brand" policy takes effect Monday - To combat national rising food costs the Alaska Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) federal supplemental food program has implemented a "least expensive brand" policy for some foods. Effective Monday, Feb. 7th, WIC clients will be required to buy the least expensive brand available for each type of milk or cheese listed on the WIC Approved Food List. Depending on their nutrition needs, children ages 1-3 may receive reduced milk and/or juice food packages. - More...
Thursday - February 03, 2005

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photosL. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan - For such a small city in such a remote location, Ketchikan has had its fair share of experience in welcoming the rich and famous. Names that come to mind are Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Cary Grant, as well as Olivia Newton-John, Bill Gates, and Chubby Checker - plus many, many others! Unlike today's notables who arrive by cruise ship for brief visits, earlier celebrity visitors usually came in on their own or someone else's yacht. Most enjoyed Ketchikan's sights, sounds and attractions for at most a few days. But one unexpected visitor found himself stranded for the winter! - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - January 19, 2005

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arrow Betty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society

arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

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