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Yesterday's News


January 10, 1914 – The Co-operative Wharf Company, being desirous of pleasing its many patrons, the management has decided to put in an electric light plant. This plant will be installed in the near future and will light the wharf, scow, slips and approach, making a very convenient landing.

Another improvement in which the accommodating wharfinger is quite interested in, is the telephone connection which is to be made with the bank.

January 19, 1984 – Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission members tested local opinion waters Friday to see if fishermen might be interested in a limited entry king and tanner crab fishery.

Of 12 fishermen who attended the meeting, 10 said they would be interested.

Before crab fisher permits could be limited, the commission must first decide to propose the idea and formulate regulations. The regulation proposals would go through a public hearing process and then back to the commission.

January 20, 1994 – Hammer and Wikan will nearly triple their retail grocery space with the construction of a 23,000 square foot grocery store on recently acquired property adjacent to Mountain View Manor, north of Haugen Drive.

Hammer and Wikan has been in business on Main Street since 1921. According to General Manager Steve Hill, “the decision to move the grocery business,” was done, “with great reluctance.” Limited downtown parking, lack of room for expansion and the need for a modern, up-to-date grocery facility, were all contributing factors to the final decision, explained Hill.

January 15, 2004 – The school board discussed plans this week to begin its superintendent search, beginning with the tentative timeline for the hiring process.

After the application deadline has passed, the district will host a February 24 review of submitted applications by teachers, administrators, parents, and the facilities maintenance director. Applications will be scored by each participant.

Board members will then review the applications in executive session, check references on preferred candidates, and conduct interviews. The public will be invited to meet prospective superintendents at a forum on the evening of March 8.

Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Enzel will leave at the close of this, her second year with the district. For a fee of around $7000 plus travel expenses, the board is being assisted by Joseph Reeves of the Association of Alaska School Boards.


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