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April 20, 2005

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Perseverance Theatre On Tour
Alive in the Eddy performers in Ketchikan
Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson

Ketchikan: Perseverance Theatre On Tour - Perseverance Theatre is now touring its original production entitled Alive in the Eddy, directed by Shona Strauser. After a one-night only performance in Juneau on April 8 at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, the ensemble and crew of Alive in the Eddy began an Alaska tour - Beyond Heritage. - More...
Wednesday - April 20, 2005

Ketchikan: He Said, She Said, Bird Said, Bee Said; A Springtime Monthly Grind Review By Sharon Lint-Allen - The April Monthly Grind was held this past Saturday night at the Saxman Tribal House. Gus Nollmeyer was host and expounded on the many differences between men and women. His commentary lent a definite "He Said, She Said" theme to the spring show. But there was one similarity between the two sexes that he didn't mention, perhaps because it was so apparent; both genders loved the entertainment.

The House Band started the show off right with a lively rendition of "Keep on the Sunnyside." This month the group included Cherry Rice, Tom LeCompte, Peggy Hovik, Dave Rubin, Christine Mander and Carlene Alred. Carlene is new to the group at the Monthly Grind and was outstanding on the violin. The song is probably best known as being recorded by the Carter Family some years ago and is a Campfire-Bluegrass-Spiritual sort of song with a strong beat. By the second verse pretty much everyone in the audience had found their personal Sunnyside and was singing along with the band. - More...
Wednesday - April 20, 2005

National: With gasoline prices rising, Bush focuses on energy bill By BILL STRAUB - Faced with a worsening energy situation that could threaten the nation's fiscal well-being, President Bush is pushing lawmakers to take steps to curtail the U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

The president met with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Tuesday to urge them to proceed on a national energy policy he introduced more than three years ago. He is scheduled to address the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Conference in Washington on Wednesday, and is expected to emphasize the need for energy independence. - More...
Wednesday - April 20, 2005

Wrangell: Roads Analysis for Zarembo Island Announced - The Tongass National Forest's Wrangell Ranger District is preparing a Roads Analysis for Zarembo Island.

The main goal of the analysis is to provide information on all of the roads on the island, which are located approximately 12 miles west of Wrangell.

According to the Forest Service, the analysis will provide several things including information critical to developing a road system that is safe and responsive to public needs and desires, is affordable and efficiently managed and has minimal negative ecological effects on the land. - More...
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Alaska: Governor Hails Coastal Management Progress - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Monday applauded federal coastal managers' recognition of Alaska's rights to manage development along its own shores through the Alaska Coastal Management Program.

"Alaskans have a wealth of knowledge about what works and what doesn't when it comes to responsible development of our vast resources lying within our coastal regions," the governor said. "We took a tough stance, but it was necessary to get federal coastal managers to recognize our expertise and ability to manage development. That recognition represents a victory for our environment, our economy, our coastal communities and our state as a whole."

The governor announced the favorable results of the negotiation during a teleconference with coastal district representatives responsible for implementing the plan.

Since its creation 25 years ago under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, Alaska's coastal program has become a complex, confusing system that delays projects without corresponding benefits to the environment, the governor said. Since the state Legislature in 2003 ordered changes and the reform of Alaska's coastal program, the state has worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on obtaining approval of an amended plan that reflects Alaska's unique conditions and needs. - More...
Wednesday - April 20, 2005

Alaska: Bill Increases Security of Personal Information - The private information of Alaska consumers would have greater protection under a bill introduced Tuesday by Sen. Gene Therriault (R-North Pole).

"In this age of identity theft and prolific consumer record keeping, the opportunity for exploitation of citizens is tremendous. When mistakes are made, responsible parties must cooperate to protect the individual and rectify the problems as quickly as possible. Those who wish to be in the business of controlling personal information must accept the full risks associated with potential mishandling of their records," Sen. Therriault said. - More...
Wednesday - April 20, 2005

Alaska: Alaska residents sue over decision to expand heli-skiing By JOEL GAY - With wide-tipped powder skis standing ready and goggles perched on his cap, 29-year-old Patrick Walsh fairly shook with excitement. He and two friends, all airplane mechanics from Montreal, had planned this heli-ski and snowboard trip for months, though at $675 per person they could afford just a single day.

They gambled on Alaska's weather but arrived after a string of flight-grounding snowstorms had frustrated other heli-skiers for nearly a week. Now the sun poked through. Walsh, along with Alex Bissonnett and Guy LaFleur, watched blue sky spread in big patches. - More...
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photosAlaskan Chris Leding: 1886-1975; A Norwegian adventurer - By June Allen - Today's Ketchikan phone book includes a fair share of Scandinavian surnames. There are, however, relatively few Norse names among the records of the town's earliest settlers. Most of Ketchikan's Norwegian population originated later, during the early 1920s when the halibut fleet, its skippers, crewmen and families moved north from the Seattle area. An exception was the late Chris Leding, who wasn't yet a fisherman  when he settled down in Ketchikan the mid-1920s and who discovered commercial fishing much later in life. - More...
Thursday - April 07, 2005

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