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August 11, 2004

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Governor Proclaims August Alaska Aviation Safety Month
A Ketchikan based Pacific Airways' plane makes a sunset landing.
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Ketchikan: Governor Proclaims August Alaska Aviation Safety Month - Encouraging all Alaskans to recognize the significance of aviation to Alaska and the importance of aviation safety, Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski proclamined August 2004 Alaska Aviation Safety Month. Governor Murkowski stated in the proclamation, "Alaska is a complex aviation environment due to unusual weather conditions, mountainous terrain, and distant weather reporting points. Alaska relies on aviation transportation for service to remote populations and regions more than any other state and has more small aircraft and pilots per capita than any other state." - More...
Wednesday - August 11, 2004

Alaska: Is Assisted Living in Peril for Seniors and Disabled? Lawmakers implore Murkowski to investigate possible "damaging blow" - A bipartisan group of eleven State Legislators say recent carte blanche regulation rewrites at the Department of Health & Social Services so negatively restrict health care delivery to some of the state's most frail citizens - senior citizens and disabled Alaskans - that this bipartisan group of eleven State Legislators were compelled to strongly advise Governor Frank Murkowski to cease implementation of his Home & Community Based Waiver Regulations. - More...
Wednesday - August 11, 2004

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Ketchikan: Johnson named KGH Employee of the Month for August - Jenny Johnson, a Registered Nurse in the Surgery Department at Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH), has been named Employee of the Month by a committee of her peers.

Johnson came to Ketchikan in 1979 intending to work for one month on the Medical/Surgical unit. "KGH was different from any other place I had worked," said Johnson. "That struck me then, and I believe it today -i t's quite a special place to work."

When Johnson arrived KGH didn't have an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and she was instrumental in opening that unit. She worked in various capacities within the ICU, and in 1986 transferred to the Emergency Department. In 2003 Johnson joined the Surgery Department doing RN conscious sedation, mainly in the Gastro-Intestinal Lab. Currently she works in the Outpatient Surgery area. - More...
Wednesday - August 11, 2004

Ketchikan: Ketchikan General Hospital achieves perfect score on state survey - The Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) Home Health Department was surveyed last week for State of Alaska licensure as well as for Medicare certification. The purpose of the survey was to determine whether the Home Health Department is in compliance with the more than 800 specific state and federal regulations it must follow. - More...
Wednesday - August 11, 2004

State Primary Election
August 24, 2004

Primary Candidates

Ketchikan Regular Election Tuesday - Oct. 5th

Filing for local office begins August 10th and ends Sept. 7th at 5:00 pm.

KGB Election Information

Assembly - 2 three-year terms

  • Mike Painter filed 08/10/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

School Board - Two three-year terms & One 1-year term

City Election Information

City Council: Two 3-year seats & One 1-year seat

  • Tom Coyne filed 08/10/04: Council 3-Year Term

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Vessel Fairweather is slated to arrive in its new homeport of Ketchikan this weekend. Deanna Garrison has the story.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - August 11, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The State of Alaska has put up for sale two boat harbors in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. As Deanna Garrison reports, the auction comes after the City of Ketchikan declined a state offer to take over the harbors.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - August 11, 2004

Northern Pacific: New hypoxic event found off Oregon coast - For the second time in three years, a hypoxic "dead zone" has formed off the central Oregon Coast. It's killing fish, crabs and other marine life and leading researchers to believe that a fundamental change may be taking place in ocean conditions in the northern Pacific Ocean.

The event appears similar to one in 2002, when an area of ocean water with low oxygen content formed in the nearshore Oregon coast between Newport and Florence, causing a massive die-off of fish and invertebrate marine species. The fact that it's happening again is triggering concern among marine scientists. - More...
Wednesday - August 11, 2004

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photosKetchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname - Not everyone in town knew "Fish House" Tessie, but those who met her never forgot her! During her many years working in Ketchikan's waterfront cold storages, Tessie learned every bit as much about North Pacific fish - from dock to distributor to dinner plate - as any captain of the fisheries industry! She could pitch in at the slime line or stand in for the boss on occasion. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - August 04, 2004

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