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August 10, 2003


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"Vision of the Seas"
Photo by Chris Wilhelm

Sunday's Front Page Photo: Vision of the Seas Breaks Down Overnights In Ketchikan - The Vision of the Seas was still in Ketchikan Friday night although it was scheduled to leave at 3 pm Friday afternoon. - Click here to read more....
Published Saturday - August 09, 2003 - 9:00 pm

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Noctilucent clouds form high in earth's atmosphere from water vapor that turns into ice crystals.
Photo courtesy NASA
Alaska: Space Shuttle Exhaust Ends Up In Arctic - The space shuttle is America's most sophisticated space vehicle. It's used for everything from deploying satellites and conducting scientific experiments to ferrying pieces of the International Space Station, now under construction in earth's orbit. The exhaust left behind by the space shuttle soon ends up in the Arctic, where it contributes to the formation of mysterious high-altitude clouds. - Click here to read more...
Sunday - August 10, 2003 - 12:45 pm

Ketchikan: Dry Southeast Conditions Bring Fire Warnings to State and Federal Lands - Alaska Division of Forestry and Tongass National Forest officials on Friday warned that fire danger continues to rise in southeast Alaska. Officials stated 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, if coupled with human carelessness, could lead to wildfires erupting on the Tongass National Forest, State lands and Alaska Native corporation lands. - Click here to read more...
Sunday - August 10, 2003 - 12:45 pm

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Ketchikan:Gravina Access Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement Now Available Online - Click here to read or download the report...
Posted: Wednesday - August 06, 2003 - 2:10 pm


Alaska: Governor Orders Flags Lowered for Chief Peter John; 102-year-old Traditional Chief was Great Leader - Governor Frank Murkowski today ordered that the Alaska flag be flown at half staff from Monday morning, August 11th, through Friday afternoon, August 15th in honor of Chief Peter John, the 102-year-old traditional chief of the Athabascans, who passed away on Friday.

"I knew Chief Peter John, and had met with him a number of times. He was a great leader of his people, especially through the transitions they have made over the past half century," Murkowski said. "He was revered by Alaskans, and will be missed by those who must now take up the mantle of leadership he leaves for them. Nancy and I extend our sympathies to his family and friends." - Click here to read more...
Saturday Evening - August 09, 2003 - 9:00 pm



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