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December 11, 2004

Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson

'Singing Christmas Tree'
Kristina Hale, Virgil English, some members of the
Singing Christmas Tree and Byron Love...
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jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: O' Faux Tannenbaum! - We bought our first fake Christmas tree this year.

I know that somewhere up above (or maybe down below) my father is snorting about how he can't believe an offspring of his would do such a thing.... - More...
Saturday - December 11, 2004

Ned Rozell: Amazing flying machines allow time travel - I take a sip of coffee and notice I am moving 729 miles per hour. The temperature is minus 38 degrees F, but I'm feeling a bit warm in my T-shirt. - More...
Saturday - December 11, 2004


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letter Wonderful Memories of Baseball in Ketchikan by Ross P. Bieling - Sunday
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photosKetchikan: 'Singing Christmas Tree' - The annual performance of the Singing Christmas Tree which has reached the level of a tradition over the decades is going on this weekend at the Clover Pass Community Church. - More...
Saturday - December 11, 2004

photosKetchikan: Chicken of the Sea Partners With Alaska To Market Real Wood Smoked Pacific Salmon; Effort is Part of State's Salmon Revitalization Strategy - Continuing its strategy to bring innovation to shelf-stable seafood, Chicken of the Sea and Alaska Gov. Frank H. Murkowski on Monday unveiled a new, smoked pacific salmon in a ready-to-eat foil pouch. The firm's new ready-to-eat, foil-packed smoked pink salmon fillet product was unveiled by Chicken of the Sea CEO Dennis Mussell. - More....
Saturday - December 11, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The three public utilities and two communities that make up the Four Dam Pool Power Agency will receive money back this year under a resolution approved Thursday by the Four Dam Pool Board of Directors. As Deanna Garrison reports, the move could result in lower-than-expected KPU electric rates next year..
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - December 11, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The Waterfall Resort on Prince of Wales Island announced Thursday that it is purchasing the airline division of Ketchikan-based PROMECH Air. Deanna Garrison has this report..
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - December 11, 2004

audioCraig: Listen to this KRBD story... Craig this month became the first community in Alaska to receive authorization to purchase halibut and sablefish quota shares. As Deanna Garrison reports, a non-profit corporation recently formed by the City of Craig will now be able to purchase the shares and lease them to resident fishermen..
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Saturday - December 11, 2004

Alaska: Alaska's Division of Insurance Uncovers Fraud that Leads to Conviction; Wrangell man indicted of insurance fraud after submitting false claim to automobile insurer - Earlier this year, a grand jury empanelled in Juneau, Alaska issued a True Bill charging a 35-year old Wrangell man with one felony count of Fraudulent or Criminal Insurance and one misdemeanor count of Immediate Notice of Accident. The indictment was based upon an investigation by Alaska's Division of Insurance and the Wrangell Police Department. - More...
Saturday - December 11, 2004

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White Cliff School Property
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Ketchikan: Forum Scheduled To Discuss Future of White Cliff School Property - Historic Ketchikan has scheduled a community forum for Tuesday night, Dec. 14, from 7-9 pm at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to discuss the future of the White Cliff School property.

The idea behind the forum is to start the process of deciding what to do with the building and the two acres of land it sits on in Ketchikan's West End, according to Historic Ketchikan Executive Director Dave Kiffer. - More...
Saturday - December 11, 2004

Alaska: Murkowski Appoints Deputy Commissioner Wayne Regelin as Acting ADF&G Commissioner - Governor Frank H. Murkowski on Friday announced the appointment of Wayne Regelin as acting commissioner for the state Department of Fish and Game effective January 1, 2005. - More...
Saturday - December 11, 2004

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photosBetty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society - There is an alley in downtown Ketchikan named Betty King Alley. It's a very narrow little mid-block lane that begins on Dock Street and cuts through to Mission and then to Mill Street. Mill is a comparatively new (1972) street named for the sprawling and now-gone Ketchikan Spruce Mill that buzzed and rumbled with activity at the site for some eighty years. A few years back, the previously anonymous alley was finally named. The name chosen was Daly Alley, chosen to honor one of the Spruce Mills pioneer families. It was a dubious honor, actually. And at least one member of that family may not have been delighted with the tribute. - Read the rest of this feature story by June Allen...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004

arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

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

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

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