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October 16, 2004

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UAS Ketchikan Assistant Professor Dale Miller demonstrates the new state-of-the-art radar equipment...
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Ketchikan: New State-of-the-Art Radar Equipment Installed - New state-of-the-art radar equipment has recently been installed for the Radar Observer course by the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan. Assistant Professor Dale Miller was available Friday to demonstrate the new equipment and gave a brief overview of the Radar Observer course. The course will offer certification and certification renewals for mariners in radar interpretation and collision avoidance.

The Radar Observer computer lab located in the Robertson Building, consists of 5 vessel bridge stations each with an accompanying radar screen. In addition, the instructor has the ability to set up problems and scenarios in which students must work through marine hazards by reading radar and responding to demands through manipulation of the computer simulated vessel's bridge. - More...
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letter Discussing issues... by Randy Williams- Saturday
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photosAlaska: DEC Commissioner Ballard Leaves State Service - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced Friday that he regretfully accepted the resignation of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Ernesta Ballard, who leaves state service on October 25th to accept a position as a senior vice president at Weyerhaeuser Company. - More...
Saturday - October 16, 2004

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... A proposal to lease Ward Cove property to a veneer mill operator could go before the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly as soon as the first week of November. At that same meeting, the Assembly could also take up a plan to lease property to an ethanol plant operator.
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Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The State of Alaska Friday finalized its purchase of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough-owned Gateway Clubhouse building in Ward Cove. As Deanna Garrison reports, Alaska State Troopers plan to convert the building into the new trooper headquarters for Ketchikan this winter.
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jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: Vox Populi - An astute reader recently called me on the carpet for misspelling "nurture" not once but twice in a previous column. My only defense is that I'm a graduate of the Ketchikan school system and judging by the creative spelling in signage around these parts poor spelling is not an uncommon affliction.

On South Tongass, we are instructed to "Yeild." In the Carlanna area, we are warned about "Slow Childern." One of our grocery stores recently had a special on "Asparagis" and last Spring, the Parks and Rec brochure advertised taekwondo classes under "Marital Arts." - More...
Saturday - October 16, 2004

jpg Howard DeanHoward Dean: Take Our Airways Back - Last week, communications giant Sinclair Broadcasting announced that they would require all 62 of their television affiliates to pre-empt regularly scheduled programs and air a film that casts Sen. John Kerry in a very unfavorable and false light. Many of these stations, affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC and UPN, are in battleground states like Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan. This essentially becomes free advertising for the Bush-Cheney campaign in some very important and influential states during this election season. - More...
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photosA Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders - Alaska is a state of superlatives. It is the nation's largest state. We drive past or fly over  America's highest mountain. We can visit the nation's deepest cave on Prince of Wales Island, admire the waters of our state's longest coastline and enjoy the  midnight sun's longest days. Most of us, however, will never see our superlative example of the Alaska State Gem - jade. That's because Jade Mountain, an entire mountain made of beautiful dark green jade, is far from any Alaska road system. - More...
Tuesday - October 05, 2004  

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Alaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history

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

arrow Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?

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

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