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December 18, 2004

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jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: The Christmas Wish List - When I was a child it would have been easy to shop for me for Christmas. All my parents had to do was order one of each toy in the Sears Wish Book. Well, every toy except the Easy Bake Oven and Malibu Barbie, but you get the idea. - More...
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Alaska: Fairweather Damaged by Rogue Wave in Lynn Canal - The Alaska Marine Highway System's fast vehicle ferry, M/V Fairweather, is out of service for repairs to damage sustained Thursday afternoon when the vessel was hit by a rogue wave in Lynn Canal. The Fairweather was returning from Haines to Juneau on its regularly-scheduled route when the wave hit around 4 p.m. AMHS officials estimate the repairs, which must be US Coast Guard approved, will take two weeks to accomplish. There were no injuries to passengers, and the Fairweather proceeded on to its berth at Auke Bay. - More...
Saturday - December 18, 2004

Alaska: Governor Creates Ocean Policy Coordinator; Will help state engage in national debate on federal oceans policy work - Governor Frank H. Murkowski signed an administrative order on Friday creating a new Alaska Ocean Policy Coordinator to help the state defend its interests in upcoming efforts to craft a new federal ocean policy. - More...
Saturday - December 18, 2004

Alaska: Final Kensington EIS Released; Kensington Gold Mine Project Would Create Hundreds of Jobs - The Tongass National Forest announced publication of the Record of Decision Friday concerning the Kensington Gold Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. - More...
Saturday - December 18, 2004

Alaska: Governor says Anchoarge Daily News displays the wrong kind of restraint - Regarding the announcement that three major producers had proposed building a natural gas pipeline, Murkowski said, "This issue is so important to Alaskans and the future of our state. To have the state's largest newspaper bury it on the Money section is unconscionable," Murkowski said. "I'm thinking about buying a parakeet so that the Anchorage Daily News can finally have some relevance in my life." - More...
Saturday - December 18, 2004

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Taiwan Trade Fair to Tout Alaska Products
Steve Seley, president of Pacific Log & Lumber of Ketchikan was among those attending....

Alaska: Taiwan Trade Fair to Tout Alaska Products; First Meeting of Taiwan-Alaska Trade Council Nets Results - Alaska's natural resource products and its tourism attractions will be center stage next year at an Alaska-Taiwan trade fair, plans for which were laid during the first meeting of a new international trade council meeting this week. - More...
Saturday - December 18, 2004

Ketchikan: Senator Stedman Announces Staff For 2005 Session; Former Aide to Representative Bill Williams Joins Stedman Staff - Senator Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) announced Friday his staff for the 2005 legislative session. On January 5th, new hires Tim Barry and Andrea Keikkala will be joining existing Stedman aide Miles Baker in Juneau. - More...
Saturday - December 18, 2004

Ketchikan: Ketchikan Man Named AP Scholar - Two recent graduates of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. One of these students, Forbes Fisher, hails from Ketchikan. - More...
Saturday - December 18, 2004

Alaska: Jess Russell, 13, selected as UFA 2004 Fisherman of the Year - United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) has selected thirteen year old Jess Russell of Clam Gulch as its first annual Fisherman of the Year. The UFA Board congratulated Jess for his outstanding actions and the sound basis of preparedness that enabled him to make the vital difference in a life and death fishing mishap on the family boat in Cook Inlet this summer. - More...
Saturday - December 18, 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

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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