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December 21, 2004

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'Santa Visits Ketchikan's Winter Wonderland'
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jpg Dale McFeattersDale McFeatters: Getting the solstice out of the way - If you're at loose ends on Tuesday, Dec. 21, you may want to consider marking the winter solstice, when the daylight is the shortest and the sun is at its lowest in the sky. - More...
Tuesday - December 21, 2004

jpg Bob CinimelBob Ciminel: Trashing Christmas - We have finally finished decorating the house for the holidays, and not a moment too soon. There have been years when we did not finish until Christmas Eve. Our outdoor decorations are not nearly as impressive as the Ketchikan homes featured in Carl Thompson's photographs on Sitnews, but we manage to brighten up the neighborhood a little bit. - More...
Tuesday - December 21, 2004


letterNear fatality on Tongass Narrows by Shelly Tradel - Tuesday
letter Conflicting Visions by Wieslaw Czajkowski - Tuesday
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Alaska: State pushes jobs for Alaskans - The State of Alaska launched a new program Thursday aimed at putting Alaskans to work in Alaska jobs.

Governor Frank H. Murkowski joined Alaska Department of Labor Commissioner Greg O'Claray, Health and Social Services Commissioner Joel Gilbertson, Deputy Commissioner Bill Noll of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, labor leaders and some of Alaska's biggest employers at the Gambell Job Center in Anchorage, for the kick-off of a new administration initiative focused on putting Alaskans to work in good paying jobs. - More...
Tuesday - December 21, 2004

Alaska: President's initiatives to protect oceans and enhance ocean science programs supported - Monday, the Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA) and the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) gave their support for President Bush's initiative to protect our oceans and enhance ocean science programs. The President's detailed plan includes a White House advisory committee to oversee the nation's ocean policies as well as a plan to coordinate state and federal agency action and fund ocean research.

"The U. S. Commission on Ocean Policy asked the president for quick, decisive action to prioritize and coordinate a new course for the nation in protecting our oceans. And that's what they got. Further, we applaud the administrations commitment to continue to work toward ecosystem-based decision making related to water, land and resource management in ways that do not erode local, regional and State authorities and are flexible to address local conditions," said Donna Parker, President of the Marine Conservation Alliance. "We look forward to working with the Administration and members of Congress on measures to protect our oceans and coastline for future generations". - More...
Tuesday - December 21, 2004

Ketchikan/ Statewide: Carbon Monoxide Alarms required January 1, 2005 - On January 1, 2005 carbon monoxide alarms will be required in all qualifying dwelling units throughout Alaska by Alaska Statute 18.070.095(a).

The Alaska State Fire Marshal's Office suggests purchasing carbon monoxide alarms as holiday gifts for the homes of your family and friends. What a great way to show that you care about their safety. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas produced by incomplete burning of carbon based fuel burning appliances or engines.- More...
Tuesday - December 21, 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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