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June 16, 2004


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Ketchikan: Couple rescued from grounded, sinking sailboat - The United States Coast Guard rescued two Californians after the pair were forced to abandon ship after their sailboat grounded, flooded and began sinking in the chilly waters near Ketchikan early this morning.

The Coast Guard received notification over VHF-FM channel 16 at 5:32 a.m. from the captain of the 40-foot sailing vessel Hayden Bay, stating that the vessel began listing to one side and taking on water in Kah Shakes Cove, located at the mouth of Boca de Quadra in the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. - Read more...
Wednesday - June 16, 2004

Alaska: Gov. Murkowski signs Alaska Veterans Home bill - Governor establishes Veterans Home in Alaska Pioneer Homes system, widens funding available for Pioneer Home system. - Read more....
Wednesday - June 16, 2004

Alaska: Governor Signs Bill to Increase Foundation Formula for K-12 Education Funding - At a noon luncheon with the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Monday signed into law HB 233, a bill that increases the foundation formula for funding K-12 education support by $407 per student. - Read more....
Wednesday - June 16, 2004

photo 73 pound halibut

'Kayak Fishing'
This 73.0 lb halibut was caught on June 10th by Howard McKim with Ketchikan Kayak fishing. - Larger Photo
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Alaska: Bill Requiring CO Detectors Signed by Governor - Governor Frank Murkowski on Tuesday signed into law HB 351, which requires the placement of carbon monoxide detection devices in certain qualifying dwelling units, which include residences that have carbon-based fueled appliances or attached garages. The bill, sponsored by Palmer Rep. Carl Gatto, should help to curb the high incidence of deaths from carbon monoxide deaths. - Read more...
Wednesday - June 16, 2004

Alaska: Vocational training graduates top 30,000 - The state vocational training school at Seward, Alaska has presented nearly 300 diplomas to students completing the latest series of classes, bringing the total number of graduates of the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) to more than 30,000 since the program began in 1969. - Read more...
Wednesday - June 16, 2004

Ketchikan: UAS Ketchikan Students Make Honors List - Several University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus students have made the Chancellor and Dean's list for the Spring 2004 Semester. - Read more...
Wednesday - June 16, 2004


Dick Morris: U.K.'s Declaration Of Independence - On Sunday, a small group of freedom-loving Brits, the United Kingdom Independence Party, scored amazing gains in the European Parliamentary elections, winning almost 20 percent of the vote. - Read more...
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photosAlaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history - When the first Alaska state ferry sailed northbound through the Inside Passage of Alaska on its maiden voyage in January of 1963, there was rejoicing along the entire route from Ketchikan to Haines at the head of Lynn Canal! At last! Cars and even trucks and vans could now travel to and from isolated island-bound towns all along the 450-mile length of Southeastern Alaska's Panhandle. At either end they could roll off the ferry's ramp onto terra firma, connected to road systems north or south! The roadless towns of the famed Inside Passage finally had a "highway" from Prince Rupert B.C. to Haines, Alaska - even if it happened to be paved with salt water and used marine charts instead of road maps. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
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