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SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska
July 24, 2005

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Rear Admiral Jody A. Breckenridge presents Catherine M. McNally, Outgoing Commander of ISC Ketchikan, the Meritorious Service Award.
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Ketchikan: Coast Guard Base Ketchikan Changes Command By LISA THOMPSON - On Wednesday, July 20th, Command of the Ketchikan Integrated Support Command (ISC) changed hands.  Captain Catherine M. McNally has been the commanding officer of ISC Ketchikan for the past three years.  She is now moving on as an advisor to the Naval War College.  She was relieved by Captain Karl H. Calvo who was previously assigned as the commanding officer of the Civil Engineering Unit in Juneau. - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005

Ketchikan: Lengthy Drug Trafficking Investigation Results In Federal Indictments - A lengthy joint investigation by officers of the Ketchikan Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, the United States Postal Inspectors Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum (Washington State) Narcotics Task Force resulted in Federal indictments for trafficking in Methamphetamine being returned against Ronn L. Roseberry , 41 years old of Longview, Washington, and part-time Ketchikan resident; Twila J. Davis, 40 years old of Ketchikan; Susan C. McKitrick, 41 years old of Ketchikan; Sabrena M. Vitcovich, 39 years old of Ketchikan (currently on Probation); and 40 year old Betty J. Duvall of Ketchikan. - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005

Ketchikan: Coast Guard implements interim security zones - Coast Guard officials have announced interim security zones around high capacity passenger vessels (HCPV) for all navigable waters in Alaska.

The interim security zone, which went into effect Thursday and will remain until Sept. 28, mandates a 100-yard security zone only around an HCPV only when they are being escorted by a Coast Guard boat or ship. For the purposes of the interim rule, HCPV is defined as a vessel 100-feet or more in length carrying 500 or more passengers. The zone does not apply to state ferries. - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... Ketchikan Public Utilities may have to spend up to $35 million on a new water filtration system after violating Environmental Protection Agency water standards. As Deanna Garrison reports, the State Department of Environmental Conservation has given the City until August 15th to come up with a plan to bring down the amount of haloacedic acids in the city water supply.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Sunday am - July 24, 2005

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan City Council Thursday night voted to provide power to the Ketchikan Shipyard at a reduced rate and exempt the industrial site from city property taxes.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Sunday am - July 24, 2005

Alaska: Murkowski Signs Education Funding Bills; Record K-12 support, unprecedented school maintenance funding - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski signed bills at a ceremony at Anchorage's East High School today that provide for a third consecutive year of increased funding for education and make possible more than $190 million in school construction projects.

House Bill 1 increases per student school funding from $4,576 to $4,919 for the 2005-2006 school year. During the three years of the Murkowski administration, education spending has increased by 22.6 percent. This is the largest dollar increase for schools during any governor's term in state or territorial history. - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005

Alaska: Alaska seabird has natural mosquito defense; Study finds crested auklet's citrus odor repels insects - If you want to keep Alaska's ravenous mosquitoes at bay, consider living among a colony of crested auklet seabirds.

According to a study in this month's Journal of Medical Entomology, crested auklets emit a citrus-like odor that effectively repels mosquitoes and other pests. Hector Douglas, a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and lead author of the study, also examined the effectiveness of the natural repellent. - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005



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Fish Factor

Laine Welch: Alaska's king crab harvests - Alaska's biggest king crab catch might come from Bristol Bay, but many crab lovers are enjoying the prized crustacean long before that fishery opens in the fall.

Each summer since 1977, red king crab has been harvested from far away Norton Sound. Starting on July 1 through mid-August, a fleet of about 30 local crabbers, mostly in boats under 32 feet, hauls in up to 400,000 pounds of red kings from waters ranging from Cape Romanzof up to Cape Prince of Wales. - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005

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Dave Kiffer: Times change. I was reminded of that this week when a gentlemen off a cruise ship gave me a copy of The Alaska Sportsman from 1942. The copy had belonged to his father who had always wanted to visit Alaska but never had. The son - well past retirement age himself - was clearly fulfilling his father's wish.

As many of you know, The Alaska Sportsman was published right here in Salmon City for many years before it became "Alaska" magazine and moved first to Anchorage and then Seattle (and then back to Anchorage, sort of).

This particular copy had several Alaskan features (Climbing Mt. St. Elias, the death of Soapy Smith, canoeing into Alaska via the Yukon Territory) which you could probably find if you trolled through enough copies of Alaska magazine. We still want to read about the historic efforts of our forbearers to tame this savage land, even though these days it only seems like a "frontier" around here when People Magazine is a few days late. - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005

Columns - Commentary

Bill Steigerwald: Cooling It On Global Warming; Newsmaker interview with Fred Singer, aka the godfather of global warming denial - Global warming is always a hot topic in liberal media circles, where the political and scientific consensus is that global climate change is occurring, it is a danger, it is caused by mankind and we need to start doing something serious about reversing it.

For a little balance, we called up Fred Singer, aka "the godfather of global warming denial." An expert on global climate change and a pioneer in the development of rocket and satellite technology, he holds a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton and happens to be the guy who devised the basic instrument for measuring stratospheric ozone. Now president of the Science & Environmental Policy Project research group (, his dozen books include "Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate." I talked to him by telephone from his offices in Arlington, Va. - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005

Preston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on Winds of Change - So, what's new with you?

People, and I think that includes all of us, can't seem to get enough news. Twenty-five years ago, Ted Turner realized that this was quite literally true, and CNN was born.

Paradoxically, change is seldom courted.

In fact, our reluctance to accept inevitable change can be downright childish. How else can you explain the fear struck in the hearts of Americans by the consecutive use of the two words "metric" and "system"? - More...
Sunday am - July 24, 2005

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