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November 03, 2003


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'Brown Mountain Trail'
photo by Rick Grams

Front Page Photo: 'Brown Mountain Trail' - Ricky Grams takes a break from his hike on the Brown Mountain Trail Sunday. The old stump provided Grams a comfortable spot

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Firefighting Training
Smoke comes from this vacant house
after a fire is set for training purposes...
photo by Dick Kauffman
from which to enjoy the scenic view...
Monday - November 03, 2003 - 12:10 am

photosKetchikan: Firefighting Training - Saturday, thirty firefighters from the Ketchikan City Fire Department, along with four firefighters from the South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department, and two firefighters from the North Tongass Fire Department conducted firefighting training for approximately four hours at two vacant houses on the corner of Madison Street and 4th Avenue.

Various types of fires were started in different rooms of the two-story homes in order to provide realistic fire training scenarios for the crews. After each training fire was extinguished by a crew, another fire would be set for a different crew to extinguish. - Read more & view the photo gallery...
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Ketchikan Youth Court Members
photo by Gretchen Klein

People of Ketchikan - 'KYC' - Ketchikan Youth Court Members stopped by Lewis Motors to enjoy their tasty barbecue Saturday after cleaning up trash along a mile stretch of the North Tongass highway...
Monday - November 03, 2003 - 12:10 am

Ketchikan: The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will hold a regular meeting Monday. This public meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers and is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm/
Agenda ~~ Information Packet: Item 04a ~ Item 04b ~ Item 04c ~ Item 04d ~ Item 04e ~ Item 06 ~ Item 07a-i ~ Item 07a-ii ~ Item09a ~ Item 09b ~ Item 09c ~ Item 09d ~ Item 09e ~ Item 09f ~ Item 09g ~ Item 09g-i ~ Item 09h ~ Item 09i ~ Item09j ~ Item 09k ~ Item 09l ~ Item 10a
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photosKetchikan: IFA Holiday Schedule - Responding to user requests, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority board on Friday announced that the M/V Prince of Wales will layover longer in Ketchikan each Wednesday, November 26th through December 24th.

IFA operations manager Stu Vincent advised that on these five Wednesdays the ferry will depart Ketchikan at 6:00 pm, instead of the regular 3:35 pm daily departure for Hollis. This will enable Prince of Wales Island residents to make a roundtrip on the same day, with seven hours in Ketchikan. - Read more...
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photosAlaska: Infrared radar cameras monitor Valdez port - A high-tech infrared camera system now monitors the port of Valdez and vessels transiting Prince William Sound. This Infrared maritime surveillance system supplements the extensive maritime and land-based homeland security measures put in to action in Valdez and around the nation following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Culminating a two-year effort by the Valdez port security committee, last week Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC) put the finishing touches on and energized a state-of-the-art infrared camera port security surveillance system covering the port of Valdez and the trans-Alaska pipeline oil tankers transiting Prince William Sound. This landmark project was made possible by a $764,000 Maritime Administration (MARAD) grant and the in-kind contributions and assistance of the City of Valdez, the Valdez Police department, Doyon Security, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, AT&T Alascom, and the U. S. Coast Guard.

In support of this public security-enhancing project, AT&T Alascom donated tower space and installation assistance for one camera. Alyeska and the Coast Guard are providing electrical power, tower space and microwave bandwidth to keep the system powered up and connected. SAIC will use MARAD grant monies to handle routine maintenance. - Read more...
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