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February 24, 2005

Front Page Photo Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

Ketchikan's 'Rotary Wheel' Still Turning
Hardworking club celebrates a century

By June Allen
Photograph Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

Ketchikan's Rotary clubs celebrated at a Centennial gala held Saturday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to observe the century mark of the founding of the Rotary movement, as well as the 80th anniversary of the first Rotary club in all of Alaska ­ Ketchikan's Rotary 2000. Every Ketchikan Rotarian of the past 80 years was honored, with singular  recognition extended to Judge Henry Clay Keene for his 42 years of dedicated service to the club and its goals. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - February 23, 2005



letter SUPPORT FOR A LOCAL FAMILY by Heidi Ekstrand - Wednesday
letter Magazine Sales Job by Kim Murray - Wednesday
letter Wolves Not Endangered by Loren Stanton - Wednesday
letter Eliminating wolves by Larry Mahoney - Wednesday
letter Time To Look At Cost of Politics
by Miles Kaste - Wednesday

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photosAlaska: Taylor Named to Head Up Marine Transportation - Former Alaska Senator Robin Taylor has been named to replace Tom Briggs as Deputy Commissioner at DOT&PF for marine transportation. Currently a special assistant to DOT&PF Southeast Region Director Gary Paxton for special transportation projects, Taylor assumed his new duties February 22. - More...
Wednesday - February 23, 2005

Alaska: Public Comment Sought on Draft Wildlife Conservation Strategy - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's (ADF&G) draft Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) is now available for public review and comment.  Fish and Game encourages members of the public to view the document and provide comments on-line by April 4, 2005. - More...
Wednesday - February 23, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The State Local Boundary Commission has given the Ketchikan Charter Commission two months to amend its draft charter for the consolidation of the City of Ketchikan and Ketchikan Gateway Borough. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Wednesday - February 23, 2005

audioCraig: Listen to this KRBD story... The Craig City Council Thursday agreed to give the Inter-Island Ferry Authority a short-term loan and heard encouraging news about heating the Craig swimming pool by burning wood chips. Jay Marble brings us this roundup of the council meeting.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Wednesday - February 23, 2005

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photosSitka's Pioneer Home Statue; Whose face is cast in bronze? By June Allen - The little town of Sitka, the capital of Russian Alaska until the U.S. Purchase in 1867, is home to the first of Alaska's modern Pioneer Homes. Built in 1934, it is situated on the old Russian parade grounds. The earlier and comparatively ramshackle "pioneer homes" quarters in the gentler climate of Sitka were founded especially for down-on-their-luck Gold Rush veterans who decided to remain in Alaska after the glory days were over. They were largely a tough and grizzled lot, tobacco-chewing and fond of a good stiff drink or two. - Read the rest of this feature story by June Allen...
Thursday - February 10, 2005

arrow L. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan

arrow ACS Bids for KPU Telecom: ACS a longtime presence

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

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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