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letter Re: Another option for new library structure not yet explored by David Landis- Ketchikan - 03/10/04
letter Second Hand Smoke by Samuel Bergeron - Ketchikan - 03/10/04
letter Re: Library by Peg Travis- Ketchikan - 03/10/04
letter We have our Rights!
Submitted by ADYF, Artist Dave Ruben© - Ketchikan - 03/10/04
letter RE: Another option for new library structure
by Karen Hollywood - Ketchikan - 03/10/04
letter Re: Trading bureaucrats for workers
by Dave Kiffer - Ketchikan - 03/10/04
letter The KIC Health Advisory Committee by Samuel Bergeron - Ketchikan - 03/10/04
letter Secondhand Smoke
Submitted by ADYF, Artist Dave Ruben© - Ketchikan - 03/10/04
letter Study Finds Tobacco the No. 1 Cause of Preventable Death
by Matthew L. Myers - Washington - 03/10/04
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Ketchikan: AMHS Relocation Information Available - The Alaska Department of Transportation has made documents available regarding the Alaska Marine Highway System relocation. - More...
Wednesday - March 10, 2004 - 4:00 pm

PhotosKetchikan: NTFD Services Expand - Lt. Jerry Kiffer, Program Manager for the North Tongass Fire Department 's (NTFD) Emergency Medical Services, said since February 1, 2004, the NTFD officially began providing the North Tongass service area residents with fire and ambulance services. Kiffer said since the 1st of February, they have responded to three fire calls and six medical calls. Read more & view photo gallery...
Wednesday - March 10, 2004 - 1:10 am

Ketchikan: House Finance Committee Leaders Tour Southeast Infrastructure Needs - Representatives Bill Williams (R-Saxman) and Representative John Harris (R-Valdez), Co-Chairs of the House Finance Committee announced Tuesday that they and other Committee members will visit several southeast Alaskan communities to look at local capital improvement needs. Both will be in Sitka on Wednesday for a first-hand look at the deferred maintenance needs of the Pioneers' Home and the Mount Edgecumbe High School renovation project. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 10, 2004 - 1:10 am

audioKetchikan: Listen to this story... Faced with nearly a million and a half dollar budget deficit, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Monday night took its first shot at the borough budget for next fiscal year. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Assembly looked at a wide range of cuts and revenue measures that could help bring borough spending into line with its expenditures.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - March 10, 2004

audioPOW: Listen to this story... A major expansion of the Alicia Roberts Medical Center on Prince of Wales Island is underway. As Jay Marble reports, when the construction is over, the Alicia Roberts will have doubled its clinic space.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - March 10, 2004

Science: USGS Research Links Long-Term Droughts in U.S. to Ocean Temperature Variations in the North Pacific and North Atlantic - Large-scale, long-lasting droughts in the United States - such as the present one in the West -- tend to be linked to warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean, and not just cooling in the tropical Pacific, according to a USGS study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 10, 2004 - 1:10 am

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FAS, the only preventable birth defect

Pictured: Gov. Frank Murkowski, First Lady Nancy Murkowski and Diane Casto, state manager of Prevention and Early Intervention Services in the Department of Health and Social Services. - More...
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Alaska: NOAA Fisheries To Release Crab Rationalization Document - NOAA Fisheries will release the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Fisheries on Friday, March 19, 2004. The document, which reveals environmental impacts for the proposed crab rationalization plan in Bering Sea and Aleutian Island crab fisheries, will have a 45-day public comment period ending May 3, 2004. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 10, 2004 - 1:10 am

PhotosScience: Scientists find more keys to the North Pacific Ocean's climate - Using satellite and other data, scientists have discovered that sea surface temperatures and sea level pressure in the North Pacific have undergone unusual changes over the last five years. These changes to the North Pacific Ocean climate system are different from those that dominated for the past 50-80 years, which has led scientists to conclude that there is more than one key to the climate of that region than previously thought. - Read more...
Wednesday - March 10, 2004 - 1:10 am

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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...

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