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November 17, 2004

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Alaska: Governor Submits Comments to USFS on Roadless Rule - Governor Frank H. Murkowski submitted Alaska's comments to the U.S Forest Service on a proposed rule that would establish a petition process to replace the roadless rule adopted at the end of the Clinton administration.

The new rule would establish an 18-month period in which governors from states with federal forests containing inventoried roadless areas could file a petition seeking to establish or modify the management of those areas. In effect, it would allow state-specific management of roadless areas and give states a greater voice in how these national forests are protected. - More...
Wednesday - November 17, 2004

mp3POW: Listen to this KRBD story... A burned-out minivan with human remains inside was discovered on a logging road near Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island Sunday. Although the remains have not yet been positively identified, they are thought to be that of Lori Waterman, wife of Craig School Board President Doc Waterman.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - November 17, 2004

mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday night voted to proceed with expanding the Borough's boundaries. As Deanna Garrison reports, the expansion is seen as a way of increasing borough revenue and is widely opposed by neighboring Southeast Alaska communities.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - November 17, 2004

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Roy and Tina McPherson of McPherson's Music and Sam Pitcher following a Kayhi Wind Ensemble concert in April 2003.

Ketchikan: An Evening of Jazz and Blues; Concert and scholarship fund honors memory of Sam Pitcher - The second annual Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Concert will take place Tuesday, November 23 at 7pm at the Kayhi Auditorium. "An Evening of Jazz and Blues" will feature the Discovery Jazz Club, the Soundwaves Jazz Club, the Windjammers Jazz Club and the Kayhi Jazz Ensemble. Donations for the scholarship fund will be accepted at the door. - More...
Wednesday - November 17, 2004

mp3Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... A Ketchikan tour company plans to add reindeer to its list of attractions for next year's cruise ship season. As Deanna Garrison reports, the animals will soon call Herring Cove home.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Wednesday - November 17, 2004

Front Page Photo by Angela Olson

Front Page Photo by Angela Olson

Alaska: FEMA Approves State Request for Disaster Declaration - President Bush has agreed to release federal disaster funds to help state and local governments recover from the effects of a recent severe winter storm in portions of Western and Northwest Alaska. - More...
Wednesday - November 17, 2004

Alaska: Senate Passes National Ocean Exploration Program Act; Authorizes a Coordinated Approach Between the NSF & NOAA On Ocean Exploration - The National Ocean Exploration Program Act encourages NOAA to conduct archaeological and scientific voyages of shipwrecks and submerged sites.  These voyages will lead to a greater discovery of maritime history.  Examples of such sites include the archeological sites of the Attu battlefields and airfields, as well as parts of Kiska Harbor, the battlegrounds of the Aleutian Campaign of World War II. - More...
Wednesday - November 17, 2004

Alaska: Browne Elected to National Board - Ray Matiashowski, Commissioner of the Department of Administration announced Tuesday that the Susan L. Browne, administrator of the Violent Crimes Compensation Board, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Association. - More...
Wednesday - November 17, 2004

Job Opportunity: Wanted... Legislative Pages - The Alaska State House of Representatives is looking for individuals who are interested and available to work as a Legislative Page for this up-coming legislative session. Legislative Page positions are employed from the beginning of the legislative session, which is the first week in January to adjournment in May. The starting salary for a page position is $2,175.00 per month. - More...
Wednesday - November 17, 2004

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photosKetchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU - At the Incorporation of the City of Ketchikan back in the summer of 1900, the little town on Tongass Narrows was powered largely by optimism and resolve. The Alaska Gold Rush of '98 had focused the eyes of the world on the nation's Last Frontier. The courageous and confident were among those who "rushed" north to participate not just in the search for gold but in the founding of a great new American territory. Ketchikan's pioneer founders moved quickly to develop such modern amenities as electric lights and indoor plumbing. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen....
Tuesday - November 16, 2004

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

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 Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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