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December 15, 2004

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'Fog on the Water'
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jpg Dick MorrisDick Morris: Elites Lost To People Power - The election of 2004 will be seen historically as the beginning of a dramatic reshaping of the techniques, methods and tactics of American politics. - More...
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jpg Paul CamposPaul Campos: Who killed Cody Wentz? - Last July, Lloyd Omdahl got a letter from a kid named Cody Wentz. Omdahl, a political scientist and a former lieutenant governor of North Dakota, had written a newspaper column about the misuse of the National Guard. - More...
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letter Our Troops by Albert White - Wednesday
letter Ellis Airlines & Coastal Airlines, Memories of my childhood by Ross P. Bieling - Wednesday
letter Re: Loggerville Witch-hunt, etc.... by Tyrell Rettke - Wednesday
letter RE: Cold Storage Facility & Loggerville by P. J. Travis - Wednesday
letter Loggerville Witch-Hunt by Joseph Branco - Wednesday
letter RE: Loggerville by John Morris, Jr. - Wednesday
letter Proposed Ketchikan Cold Storage Facility by Kenneth Duckett - Wednesday
letter RE: Loggerville by Bill Thomas Sr. - Wednesday
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Alaska: USGS Estimates Undiscovered Oil & Gas in Yukon Flats, East-Central Alaska - The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently completed a new assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Yukon Flats region of east-central Alaska. The assessment indicates the probable existence of technically recoverable oil and gas resources, with the mean estimate of about 5.5 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas, 173 million barrels of undiscovered oil, and 127 million barrels of natural-gas liquids in conventional accumulations. Technically recoverable resources are the amount of petroleum that may be recovered using current technology. - More...
Wednesday - December 15, 2004

Alaska - Alaskans Urges To Submit Ideas To Further Expand Alaska Natural Gas Production - Responding to a request by Senate Energy Committee Chairman Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is urging Alaskans who have ideas on how to further expand Alaska's production of natural gas to submit those ideas to her office or directly to the Senate Energy Committee by early next year. - More...
Wednesday - December 15, 2004

Ketchikan: KIC Health Clinic Offers Daily Flu Shot Clinic - Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Clinic is offering a daily Flu Shot Clinic thru December 23, 2004. KICTHC beneficiaries who meet the Centers for Disease Control Criteria for Flu Shots may drop in to the clinic at 2960 Tongass from 10:00-11:30 am and 1:00-3:30 pm daily; however, patients are encouraged to call ahead. Waiting times will be kept to a minimum as Nurses are assigned to see the patients as they arrive. - More...
Wednesday - December 15, 2004

Alaska: Governor Concerned About Future of Agrium Plant - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski Tuesday in a teleconference with community leaders from the Kenai Peninsula, expressed concern about the potential closure of the Agrium nitrogen facility near Kenai in November 2005 and offered state help in assessing natural gas supply options. - More...
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Alaska: Governor Announces Community Transportation Package - Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced Tuesday a $108 million package of transportation capital projects he will introduce in the upcoming legislative session which he proposes to be paid for using state dollars. The projects are located in communities throughout the state and are designed to relieve traffic congestion, as well as stimulate economic growth. - More...
Wednesday - December 15, 2004

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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld calls on a service member with a question during a town hall style meeting at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, on Dec. 8.
DoD photo by Master Sgt. James M. Bowman, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

National: Pentagon still fighting criticism over shortage of armored humvees - It's been a week since US soldiers complained to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about the lack of armor for their vehicles. Questions persist about the shortage and Rumsfeld's reaction that "you go to war with the Army you have."

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he is not surprised that soldiers at a town-hall meeting in Kuwait Dec. 8th asked him tough questions. He is surprised, however, that the media has chosen to focus on the concerns of a few and ignore the overall positive tone of the event.

During that town-hall meeting, Spc. Thomas Wilson asked Rumsfeld why soldiers in Kuwait awaiting deployment into Iraq "have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles? And why don't we have those resources readily available to us?" Following Wilson's question, applause erupted among the 2,000 or so troops attending the event. - More...
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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

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

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

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