Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003

... for helping KTOO

KTOO recently completed a major project to relocate a number of radio and TV transmitters on Pederson Hill, near the cut on the approach to the Juneau Airport. Last fall, they learned that they would be required to move to make way for a new FAA beacon tower on Pederson Hill.

The site housed the Valley and Auke Bay transmitters for KTOO-FM and TV as well as TAKU 105, Capital Christian Broadcasting, a ham radio repeater and other public services. The project involved constructing a new equipment building and new towers and antennas. The work required the help and cooperation of a large number of businesses and individuals, and we are happy to report that the project is now complete.

KTOO thanks Ben Haight, Dan Phillips and Bill Blackburn of Haight and Associates, and Bill Shattenberg and Rod Baker of Anchor Electric, for their donation of the time and materials to complete the tower construction and antenna work. We also thank Era and Coastal Helicopters, Capital Concrete, AEL&P and KTKU for their services, as well as Al Yates from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Rich Burg, Charles Fearless and John Bakken of the FAA for their help and cooperation. We thank the City and Borough of Juneau for helping us find a suitable new location on city land and Steve Gilbertson of the CBJ for working with us along the way. A very special thanks goes to Ted Deats, of Capital Christian Broadcasting, who organized a number of volunteer work parties to prepare the site. Also, KTOO staffers, David Waters, Will Judy, Carmelo D'Amico, Dan Coleman, Mike Sakarias and Jim Mahan, who all put in many long days building the new facility, thank you.

Bill Legere

President and general manager

... for helping Gold Rush

A belated thank you to all the sponsors and donors to the 2003 Juneau Gold Rush Days. We appreciate all your help and support for our annual event and we hope to continue to make it a bigger and better event in the future. The 2004 event will be held in the new site and we will need your help in getting things completed. It will be a big undertaking. With your help we can get it done.

Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Co. for all the prize money; Connors Drilling, Inc.; Conoco Phillips Alaska, Inc.; W.R. Tonsgard Logging & Lumber; Atlas Copco CMY USA, Inc.; Northwest Mine Supply; Alaska Pacific Bank; Alaska USA Federal Credit Union; Coeur Alaska; Toner-Nordling & Assoc. Inc; Princess Tours; Shattuck & Grummett; Cellular One; Northern Communications Co.; Bullwinkles; First Bank; Alaska Timber Insurance Exchange; Peratrovich, Nottingham & Drage; Larrys Quality Heating & Plumbing; Peter Kline, CPA; Alaska Forest Association; Super Bear Supermarket; The Nugget Alaskan Outfitters; Trucano Construction Inc.; Viking Lumber Company; Juneau Shrine Club; Jacob J. Hendricks; John & Lenore Sanders; Metlakatla Indian Community; Capital Motors; Alaska Litho; Hyak Mining Co.; June MacKinnon; RSH Company, Inc.; Safeway; Switzer Village Mobile Home Park; Gumption Freight; Ann Doty - Independent Longaberger Consultant; Temsco Helicopters, Inc.; Duck Creek Market; Thane Ore House; Wings of Alaska; ERA Flightseeing; Costco; JRC/The Alaska Club; Jim Hudson Photography; Wells Fargo/Private Mortgage Banking; Raintree Quilting; Valley Auto Supply; Chinooks Restaurant; Red Dog Saloon; Hummingbird Hollow; Curves; Ernest Robertson; Aspen Hotel; Marthas Weddings & Flowers; Personalized Computer Solutions; Last Chance Mining; NC Machinery; SECOROC; K-Ply; Construction Machinery; Tyler Rental; Delta Western; Alaska Marine Lines for cash and shipping for the hot saws; Travelodge; Ford Motor Co.; Taku 105/KJNO; Bicknell, Inc.; Coogan Construction; Richard New for bringing up the hot saws.

If we have omitted anyone from the list, we are sorry but thank all of you.

Juneau Gold Rush Commmission

... from the Glory Hole

The Glory Hole wishes to thank the following businesses and individuals for their involvement in our recent On Top of Spaghetti fundraising dinner. The event was a terrific success, and everyone attending enjoyed good company and great spaghetti.

Thanks to Holy Trinity Church for supplying all our paper goods and utensils, McDonalds for the orange drink, Ricks Caf for bread to make garlic bread, and the Fiddlehead Restaurant for bread and its delicious crouton recipe. Thanks also to Perseverance Theatre for its donation of flexpasses, to Michael Jordan for the Heritage Coffee card, to Claudette Curtis for the Fred Meyer gift certificate, and to Karen Jordan for the Gross Alaska movie passes to use as door prizes.

We also thank hard-working volunteers Shane Johnson, and Dianna Scheel and Dawn Davis of Holy Trinity Church, volunteer cooks Tara Scribner, Greg Smith and Alison Nelson, Glory Hole board members Karen Dillon, Michael Jordan, Claudette Curtis and Norma Walter for their participation, and several patrons of The Glory Hole who kindly assisted with set up and take down at McPhetres Hall.

Our biggest thank you is reserved for Martha and Jim Stey, who played wonderful music on a multitude of instruments for over two hours, filling McPhetres Hall with warm and beautiful tunes as diners enjoyed their dinners.

All proceeds from this dinner will go toward keeping The Glory Holes soup kitchen open seven days a week. The Glory Hole continues to depend on donations, both of food and funds. We are blessed to live in a community as generous as Juneau. We hope that you will keep the needs of our less fortunate residents in your hearts and minds as we enter the colder months.

Jetta Whittaker

Executive Director

... from Super Shot folks

Juneau Public Health Center, Vaccinate Juneaus Kids Coalition and Bartlett Regional Hospital teamed up on Aug. 23 to coordinate the fifth successful Super Shot Saturday at Valley Medical Clinic. We vaccinated 208 children and administered 384 immunizations, protecting our children against 12 vaccine-preventable diseases.

I would like to thank our team of over 67 volunteers, which included a pediatric physician, nurses, nurse-aides, medical receptionists, Juneau Joey Clowns, parents and local students who are all concerned community members. Our volunteers make Super Shot Saturday a success! Juneaus radio talk show host, Chris Burns KINY, did a wonderful job interviewing Dr. Amy Dressel, Janet Capito RN and myself on the importance of vaccinations in preventing disease and keeping our community healthy. Thank you Dr. Bursells Office for allowing us to hang our Super Shot Saturday Banner. Without everyones support, our efforts to keep Juneaus children disease-free would not be possible.

On behalf of the Super Shot Saturday team, thank you Bullwinkles, Heritage Coffee, Dominos, Pepsi, Fred Meyers, Super Bear and Safeway for their food and drink donations that kept our volunteer staff going with ample energy. Thank you Western Auto, Wee Fishee Shoppe, Northern Food Sales, CHEMS (State of Alaska Community Health Emergency Medical Services) and Denali Kid Care for prize donations for children waiting to receive their vaccination. Also, a big thank you to Rie Munoz Art Gallery, Broiler, Olivias de Mexico Restaurant, Gross Alaska Movie Theaters, Fred Meyers, Mark Kelly Photography, Susans Hallmark, Nugget Outfitters, Blockbuster, Silverbow, Art-n-Sutch, Friendly Planet, Cheri Bell-masseuses and Colleen Goldrich jewelry who donated items for volunteer prize drawings.

Lastly, this event would not be possible without the generous donation of Valley Medical entire clinic space on a Saturday. A sincere thanks to all of you!

Justine Muench RN, PHN II

Super Shot Saturday Coordinator

VJK Coalition Chairperson

... for helping Auke Bay get its new marquee board

The Auke Bay PTA would like to thank the following community members and businesses for their assistance in getting our Auke Bay School Community Marquee Board. The purchase of our school Marquee Board would not have been possible without the fund-raising contributions of Auke Bay Elementary parents, teachers, students and friends.

Thank you to Northland Services for their shipping assistance; Tyler Rental for the machinery needed; Bicknell Inc., for the concrete and equipment; and Randy Held, John Krebsbach, Spike Bicknell, Dan Miller and Scot Arehart for their after-hours set-up time.

It is the hope of the Auke Bay PTA that this new sign, placed at the entrance of Auke Bay Elementary, will serve not only as a community news board for Auke Bay students and families, but as a reminder to motorists that children frequent this very busy area of roadway Monday through Friday.

The Auke Bay PTA would also like to thank the following businesses and persons that made our 2002-2003 PTA so successful for all students: McDonalds, Vito and Nicks, The Fishermans Wharf, Dominos Pizza, Girl Scout Troop No. 3, Copy Works, Juneau Police Department, Sgt. T. Wilson, Officer B. Hatch, Officer P. Comolli, Glacier Gardens, Donna Leigh, Andi Story, Jeanie McCauley, Raandi Miller, Andy Meiners and all of our Auke Bay Elementary families and staff.

Thank you again for all your support.

Lisa Arehart, Candy Held, Sara Bicknell and Libby Krebsbach

Post Auke Bay PTA Board 2002-2003

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