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March 08, 2004

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PhotosAlaska: March Proclaimed Sobriety Awareness Month - Proclaiming the importance of sobriety and the effect that positive decisions have on our individual lives, families and communities, Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski has named the month of March Sobriety Awareness Month in Alaska.

Musher Mike Williams of Aniak carried ten copies of the Sobriety Awareness proclamation in his sled as he set out for Nome at the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race from downtown Anchorage. Williams also carried Senate Concurrent Resolution 21 from the Alaska State Legislature.

Once in Nome, Williams will distribute the proclamation to regional health corporations for public display. - Read more...
Monday - March 08, 2004 - 2:10 pm


Dear Crabby: HIGH SCHOOL SOPHMORE and TIRED GRANDMA IN FIRST CITY - Dear Readers, I must apologize. I left town for 2 weeks and had tried to time my columns so as not to inconvenience you. I had left it in (what I thought were) the capable hands of my cousin, Flabby. I have returned, only to find she had completed only one letter, and even this one is embarrassing. I guess every family has some-eccentric relatives; 'funny', strange, some even raised to the status of Village idiot. I have discovered that Flabby looks up to those people. Apparently, we are not as alike as I'd thought. Flabby's "advice": - Read more...
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PhotosNulato AK: a small village but big in history - Nulato, Alaska 99765 is little known beyond the state's Interior except perhaps during the running of the world famous Iditarod dogsled races. In even number years the race follows a northern route to Nome and mushers pass through Nulato. The name of the Athabaskan Indian village on the Yukon River means "dog salmon camp," modified to express "in the shelter of the bluff." It is home today to a population of about 340, almost wholly Athabaskan. For such a small town, Nulato has some fascinating stories to tell!- Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - March 03, 2004 - 1:00 am

arrow Ketchikan's Creek Street Dance Hall; echoes of music from the past...

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

arrow Ketchikan's Volunteer Legacy; Buckets to hydrants to hi-tech...

arrow Thanks, Ladies, for the Library - From Bookcase to Building(s)...

arrow KETCHIKAN COLD STORAGE and colorful Mgr. Jim Pinkerton...

arrow KETCHIKAN'S NEW YORK HOTEL: Rich history in a small package...

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