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Nenana Ice Classic jackpot tops $350,000
FAIRBANKS (AP) — The winners haven’t been determined yet but this year’s jackpot in Alaska’s Nenana Ice Classic is worth a record $350,000. Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness says the winner or winners should be determined by early next week. She says the biggest previous jackpot was about $338,000 in 2011. In Alaska’s biggest guessing game, people pay $2.50 for each guess as to when the ice will go out on the Ta...
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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UAA economist cautious on salmon price rises
The Alaska salmon industry has experienced a tremendous increase in market prices over the past decade, but the market may feel an opposite shift this year as foreign currency values change and the farmed salmon industry bounces back. In a report first presented at ComFish, University of Alaska Anchorage fisheries economist Gunnar Knapp identified a number of salmon trends from the last decade that contributed to ...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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USGS prepares effort to redraw the map of Alaska
Hunters and fishermen, both locals and tourists, regularly use topographical maps to plan summer trips around Kodiak. The United States Geological Survey is currently working on a new map product called US TOPO that will allow people to get an even more accurate picture of Kodiak’s landscape. The maps will include aerial imagery, topographical information, transportation networks and hydrography of bodies of water...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nenana Ice Classic tripod goes out, but no winners announced yet
The Tanana River ice went out at Nenana on Monday night but it will be another week before Nenana Ice Classic officials know who or how many winners there are in Alaska’s richest guessing game. The ice went out at 8:39 p.m., though the official winning time was 7:39 p.m. Alaska Standard Time because the contest to see who can guess the exact time the ice will go out at Nenana runs on standard, not daylight, time. ...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov. Parnell gives up on oil tax bill this year
JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on Wednesday pulled oil taxes off the Legislature's special session call, saying the Senate "appears incapable of passing comprehensive oil tax reform." The stunning decision came just one week into a special session intended to deal with three issues: oil taxes, an in-state gas line and human trafficking bills. The trafficking bill was taken care of last week, so that just leaves H...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boy glad ball lost in tsunami found in Alaska
TOKYO (AP) — A teenager who lost his home in Japan’s devastating tsunami now knows that one prized possession survived: a soccer ball that made it all the way to Alaska. Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the ball is one of the first pieces of debris from last year’s tsunami to wash up on the other side of the Pacific. A man found the ball while beachcombing on an Alaska island,...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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1st redistricting plan may be sought
JUNEAU (AP) — A recent court decision dramatically increases the likelihood that the Alaska Redistricting Board will seek to have this year’s elections conducted under the first plan it adopted, the board’s executive director, Taylor Bickford, said Monday. In March, the Alaska Supreme Court ordered the board to redraw Alaska’s legislative boundaries, following a process laid out in an earlier court case, Hickel v....
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local GOP sends Parnell list for Gatto replacement
JUNEAU (AP) — Republicans from the late-Rep. Carl Gatto’s district in Palmer have sent the governor the names of three potential candidates to serve out the remainder of his term. Those candidates, according to the House District 13 Republicans, are David Eastman, Shelley Hughes and Marvin Yoder. Hughes had earlier filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, signaling her intention to run for Gatto’s seat. Th...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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FBI releases documents on probe of Don Young's spending
FBI releases documents on probe of Don Young's spending
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court sends back redistricting plan again
FAIRBANKS (AP) — A Superior Court judge has sent the Alaska Redistricting Board back to the drawing board yet again. On Friday, Judge Michael McConahy of Fairbanks rejected a revised plan redrawing the state's political boundaries that the redistricting board adopted earlier this month. That revision was crafted after an earlier plan was sent back by the Alaska Supreme Court. The high court ordered the board to re...
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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