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August 12, 2003


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'All roads lead home...'
photo by Gigi Pilcher

Tuesday's Front Page Photo: This photo of a Ward Lake hiking trail was taken by Gigi Pilcher.....
Tuesday - August 12, 2003 - 10:20 am

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Fire Chief Steve De Chellis
photo by Dick Kauffman

People of Ketchikan: De Chellis NTFD's New Fire Chief - The new fire chief of the North Tongass Fire Department is Steve De Chellis. De Chellis said he was born in 1952 and raised in Glendale, a town outside of Los Angeles. He lived in Glendale and worked for the Los Angeles Fire Department for 20 years before retiring in 1993.

After retiring, De Chellis lived in Coeor d' Alene, Idaho from 1993 until 1996. From Coeor d' Alene De Chellis moved to Saudi Arabia where he worked as the Deputy Fire Chief with the Aramco Fire Department from 1996-2001. From May 2001 to May 2003, De Chellis was the Fire Chief in Soledad, California which is a small town of 12,000 east of Monterey. In June 2003, De Chellis was offered and accepted the position of Fire Chief for the North Tongass Fire Department (NTFD) with a starting date of July 28th. - Click here to read more...
Tuesday - August 12, 2003 - 1:15 pm

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People of Ketchikan: 'Walk'n the dog...' - Local resident Charles Mackey enjoyed Ketchikan's beautiful sunny weather Monday down on the Front Street dock with man's best friend - his dog, O'Reanna. - Click here for more...
Tuesday - August 12, 2003 - 1:15 pm

Photo: Charles Mackey & O'Reanna by Gigi Pilcher...

Ketchikan: North Tongass Fire Department Open House - The North Tongass Fire & EMS Department located at 7332 North Tongass Highway will hold an Open House on Sunday, August 17, 2003 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. .... Enjoy Ketchikan's finest gourmet hot dogs with all the trimmings: cheese, onion, tomato, sour kraut, catsup, mustard, relish, complements of Petro Alaska and The Texaco North Station (home of Ketchikan's favorite gourmet hot dogs). - Click here for more information...
Tuesday - August 12, 2003 - 1:15 pm

Esperanza Departed Ketchikan Monday
photo by Dick Kauffman
Ketchikan: Greenpeace's Esperanza Departed Ketchikan Monday - The M/V Esperanza completed the first leg of its "Endangered Forests, Endangered Freedoms" tour of Southeast Alaska, leaving Ketchikan on Monday.

According to Greenpeace, "the ship's week-long stay was marked by controversy as local officials tried to make the ship's visit as difficult as possible."

"As an Alaskan and an American, I'm shocked at the way that Ketchikan has reacted to our visit," said Melanie Duchin, Greenpeace Forests Campaigner and Alaska resident. "In Alaska, we have a tradition of welcoming visitors whether you agree with them or not, and in America, we have freedom of speech. This city's attempts to silence us are not typical of Alaskans, and they will not prevent us from continuing on with this tour or our efforts to protect the nation's endangered forests." - Click here to read more...
Tuesday - August 12, 2003 - 12:10 am

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



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