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December 28, 2004

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'Tongass Sunrise'
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Ketchikan: Tlingit Master Carver Rescued After Hunting Trip - Tlingit Master Carver Nathan Jackson was rescued Monday after he was unable to find his boat after a deer hunting trip on Bold Island. - More...
Tuesday - December 28, 2004

West Coast/Alaska: Catastrophic tsunami possible on West Coast - The type of devastating tsunami that struck the southern coast of Asia is entirely possible in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, but might not cause as much loss of life there because of better warning systems, according to experts at Oregon State University.

OSU is home to the Tsunami Wave Basin at the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, one of the world's leading research facilities to study tsunamis and understand their behavior, catastrophic effects and possible ways to reduce the destruction they can cause. - More...
Tuesday - December 28, 2004

Ketchikan: 2004 Southeast Alaska Experienced Warmest Summer Ever - The National Weather Service in Juneau, reports that Southeast Alaska had the warmest summer ever experienced in this region. This can be attributed to a large persistent upper level high pressure area that was positioned over most of the panhandle and the Yukon Territory which deflected most of the low pressure storms more south or north of the area. - More...
Tuesday - December 28, 2004

Christmas Classic Scores: Scores for Monday's games, December 27, 2004:
Philomath 61 - Prince Rupert 42
Craig 69 - St. Helena 61
Metlakatla 69 - Charles Hays 38
Ketchikan 92 - Houston 37

Ketchikan: Blue Heron Causes Power Outage - According to Ketchikan Public Utilities (KPU) Electric Division Manager Jay Hansen, the power outage that occurred at approximately 6:30 am Sunday was caused by a Blue Heron, that unfortunately for the bird and KPU customers, flew into the system switch gear at the Ketchikan substation near the ball field. - More...
Tuesday - December 27, 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

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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