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June 22, 2004


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'American Bald Eagle'
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letter Work on one project at a time by Archie Inoncillo - Ketchikan - 06/22/04
letter Fairness or a Vacation? We need both! by Jonathan Doll - Anchorage - 06/22/04
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Ketchikan: KIC Negotiates For Native Health Agreement - Representatives from Ketchikan Indian Community ("KIC") were in Anchorage last week, attending the Tribal/Indian Health Service ("IHS") annual funding agreement negotiations. The KIC negotiating team included: Tribal Council President Stephanie Rainwater-Sande, KIC/Saxman Health Board member Delores Churchill, Deputy CEO David Landis, Health Administrator Karen Carter, Finance Director Lance Mertz, and Grants/Contracts Coordinator Cheryl Haven. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Alaska Marine Highway late last week officially awarded a bid for repairs to the state ferry LeConte to Ketchikan-based Alaska ship and dry dock. Deanna Garrison has the story.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Tuesday - June 22, 2004

Alaska: Governor: "Another Major Breakthrough for Mining"; Start of Public Comment Period for Kensington Mine Permits - Governor Frank Murkowski on Monday applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's issuance of Coeur Alaska, Inc.'s draft Clean Water Act permit and other federal and state permits. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

Alaska: Barge blaze battled - The crew aboard the 110-foot Petersburg-based cutter Anacapa battled a blaze Monday aboard the barge W.J. Carbon about 10 miles south of Haines. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

Ketchikan: Michalsen Makes UAS Honors List - The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus announced that Naomi Michalsen was named to the Chancellor list for the Spring 2004 Semester. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

Photo by Chris Wilhelm

Matthias Volkmann, local resident, had fun fishing the Roosevelt Lagoon for trout Saturday! There were a lot of small fish, but no keepers.
Front Page Photo by Chris Wilhelm

Ketchikan: Repeat of Dry Southeast Conditions Bring Reminder of Fire Restrictions - The Alaska Division of Forestry and Tongass National Forest officials on Friday announced that all campfires, warming fires and other fires on lands managed by the State of Alaska or the National Forest must be attended at all times, and all fires must be put out before those starting it leave. Unusually warm, dry conditions and human carelessness could lead to wildfires erupting on the Tongass National Forest, State lands and Alaska Native corporation lands, under these extreme conditions. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

Alaska: Trade Adjustment Assistance workshops winding down - Nearly 400 Alaska commercial salmon fishermen who signed up for federal benefits under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) have not yet attended a mandatory technical assistance workshop. They have until June 30, 2004 to attend a workshop and remain eligible for benefits under the program, according to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Marine Advisory Program. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

Alaska: FY 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Appropriations Committee; Several national items benefit Alaska - On Thursday, June 17, 2004, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Included in the bill are several national items that benefit Alaska. This bill will now be put on the Senate Calendar for consideration on the Senate floor; later, it will be reconciled with its House counterpart. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004


photo Howard DeanHoward Dean: Ronald Reagan's Legacy - Most Americans would agree that Ronald Reagan had some solid accomplishments as president, although the rush by the rightwing to put his face on the ten dollar bill or on Mt. Rushmore seems a bit hasty. Ironically, one of his greatest accomplishments may occur after his death, and that is the extraordinary effort by his wife, Nancy, to use the circumstances of his death to educate people about the benefits of stemcell research. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

photo Mike ReaganMichael Reagan: I'm With My Dad on Stem Cell Research - The media continues to report that the Reagan "family" is in favor of stem cell research, when the truth is that two members of the family have been long time foes of this process of manufacturing human beings - my dad, Ronald Reagan during his lifetime, and I. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

photo Bob CiminelBob Ciminel - Fish or Cut Bait: Constructive Criticism - When I'm not working on the tourist railroad, I am usually at my desk on the 9th floor of Building 700, in the "trendy and posh" Galleria Office Park. My office building is ìinside the Perimeter,î officially known as I-285, the six-lane racetrack that encircles Atlanta. I work in Cobb County, the last bastion of Republican conservatism in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Yes, the same Cobb County that lost the 1996 Olympics volleyball venue, which was no big deal as far as I'm concerned. - Read more...
Tuesday - June 22, 2004

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photosRemembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger - People still remember Swede Risland and chuckle when telling stories about him or about his incredible generosity. In his prime he made big money in the woods and all his life he gave it away as easily as he made it! The old logger was no fashion plate and in his later years he had to coax his battered old smoking and coughing yellow pickup all the way up Main Street until it gratefully reached the summit and rolled down Grant Street toward the tunnel - its cargo of salvaged miscellany rattling as it slid forward to clatter against the cab. Swede loved to clean out and organize long-neglected old warehouses and storage sheds and found many a rusty but still-good treasure waiting to be shared and recycled. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Saturday - June 19, 2004

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arrow Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -

arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

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arrow A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...

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