Flag gif

Sitnews - Stories In The News - Ketchikan, Alaska - News, Features, Opinions banner

Flag gif

December 30, 2004

Front Page Photo by Tom LeCompte

'Snow's Cove Sunset'
Front Page Photo by Tom LeCompte



letter Near collision on Tongass by Patrick Jirschele - Thursday
letter Neckameyer & Ramsey Clark by Mike Dunning - Thursday
letter Tsunami relief by Joseph Branco - Thursday
letter Save your criticism by Lilian Filanis - Thursday
letter Rowing the Inside Passage by Dale McKinnon - Thursday
letter Alaska better prepared than ever before by Joel Gilbertson and Richard Mandsager - Thursday
letter Tsunami victims by Tom LeCompte - Thursday
letter More Viewpoints/ Letters
letter Publish A Letter

Political Cartoonists

arrow Thursday's Political Toons
arrow Roger Maynard - Local

December 2004
Click on the date for stories and photos published on that day...
28  29 30 01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

arrow Front Page Archives


To tell the truth: 'Facts' stretched about quake aftermath by Jim Erickson - The entire island of Sumatra jumped 100 feet to the southwest. The Earth was knocked off its spin axis. Global sea levels surged.

Those are a few of the claims that surfaced after last weekend's magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the killer tsunami that followed. - More...
Thursday - December 30, 2004

Alaska: On-line PFD applications available for 2005 dividends - The 2005 Permanent Fund Dividend application period begins January 2, 2005. Again this year Alaskans will have the choice of filing on-line or by paper application.

The on-line application on the PFD web-site will be turned on at 12:00:01 on January 2, and will be available 24 hours a day until midnight March 31, 2005. The PFD Division is hoping that the public will like what they see in the improved on-line application. "We took good notes in our conversations with applicants last year when they were having problems applying on-line, and we have implemented many changes," said Sharon Barton, Director of the Permanent Fund Dividend Division. - More...
Thursday - December 30, 2004


Brian Williams: Letter From An American Soldier - Hi again, Grandpa. Thank you very much for what you all are sending me. I really appreciate it. And the gloves will help a lot! ... More...
Thursday - December 30, 2004

Michael Reagan: Take That, George Bush - If you believe the Washington Post George W. Bush is an insensitive lout devoid of compassion for the victims of the horrendous tragedy in South Asia. - More...
Thursday - December 30, 2004

Steve Brewer: Here's what's sure to come in 2005 - As we near the end of another weird and wacky year, many pundits, astrologers and psychics will spew predictions for 2005. - More...
Thursday - December 30, 2004

jpg Wildcatters Convoy

'Wildcatters Convoy'
Front Page Photo by Chris Wilhelm

Ketchikan: Wildcatters Move Medical Building To New Home - Marvin Hill's Wildcatters outfit began the process of moving the Ketchikan Medical Clinic buildings to its new home at the top of the Third Avenue bypass. The buildings are owned by Kelly Henrickson, son of the late Dr Bill Henrickson, a longtime medical doctor in Ketchikan and former owner of the clinic.. - More...
Thursday - December 30, 2004

Christmas Classic: Basketball results for Wednesday's Christmas Classic games courtesy of KFMJ

Prince Rupert 56 - St. Helena 51
Charles Hayes 49 - Houston (Wasilla) 39
Philomath 69 - Craig 45
Ketchikan 79 - Metlakatla 48

Scheduled games for Thursday:

9:30 am (JV) Petersburg Vs Ketchikan for 1st & 2nd place
1 pm St. Helena Vs Houston (for 7th & 8th place)
3 pm Prince Rupert Vs Charles Hayes (for 4th & 6th place)
6 pm Craig Vs Metlakatla (for 3rd & 5th place)
8pm Ketchikan Vs Philomath (for 1st & 2nd place)

June Allen Column Sponsors

The June Allen Column
is made possible in part by these sponsors. Cick on each name to visit each web site.

June Allen Column

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...

Copyright Applies - Please obtain written permission before reproducing photographs, features, columns, etc. that are published on SitNews.

 E-mail your news tips, news releases & photos to:

Edited by Dick Kauffman:

Stories in the News
©1999 - 2004
Ketchikan, Alaska

Published online since 1999

Gifts of Light

Photo Galleries of Holiday Lights by
Carl Thompson

01 02
03 04
05 06
07 08
09 10
11 12
13 14
15 16


AARP's Annual Christmas Lights Winners

23rd Annual
Boat Parade
Photo Gallery
Photographs by
Carl Thompson

Tongass Business Center - Ketchikan, AKKetchikan Indian CommunitySpruce Shadows Club House - Ketchikan, Alaska

Schallerer's Photo Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

My Sisters Place - Ketchikan, Alaska

Sunflower Medical Clinic - Ketchikan, Alaska

Hometown Furnishings Ketchikan, Alaska

Lighthouse Services - Ketchikan, Alaska

Lewis Motors - Ketchikan, Alaska

Joann Flora, Acupressure... Ketchikan, Alaska


Support Our Troops
'Our Troops'