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Saturday, April 15, 2000

Salmon dumping to cost company $60,000
JUNEAU (AP) -- Dumping 3.2 million pounds of salmon in Southeast waters last July will cost Ward Cove Packing Co. of Seattle $60,000.

Organizers: Ice Classic may pay out $300,000 this year
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Tanana River ice continues to hold despite a recent warm spell, and the size of the jackpot in the Nenana Ice Classic continues to climb.

Small airline pulls out of Kodiak
KODIAK (AP) -- Uyak Air is pulling out of Kodiak after 10 years running an air taxi and flightseeing service. It was the second small airline to bow out in as many months.

BLM sends landowner $1 million bill in wildfire claim
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The federal government is charging an Eklutna man $1 million in efforts to recover the costs associated with fighting a wildfire he's accused of setting.

Ketchikan Native group loses appeal to use local hospital
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- The Indian Health Service has rejected a request from the Ketchikan Indian Corp. to shift medical care for Ketchikan Natives to the Ketchikan hospital from Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.

Organizers: Ice Classic may pay out $300,000 this year
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Tanana River ice continues to hold despite a recent warm spell, and the size of the jackpot in the Nenana Ice Classic continues to climb.

BLM sends landowner $1 million bill in wildfire claim
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The federal government is charging an Eklutna man $1 million in efforts to recover the costs associated with fighting a wildfire he's accused of setting.

Conference committee pulls ANWR reference from budget bill
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A joint congressional conference committee has pulled any mention of drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from a compromise budget bill.

House approves victims' rights bill
JUNEAU (AP) -- Crime victims would have an easier time recovering stolen property under a bill approved 40-0 by the House on Thursday.

Commercial fishermen say river designation is overblown
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Commercial fishermen are speaking out against an environmental campaign that says the salmon-rich Copper River is the nation's fourth most endangered river.

New order takes shape on North Slope
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- After a year of upheaval, the North Slope oil patch settled into a new order Thursday.

Togiak woman hit and killed by ATV
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- A Togiak woman was killed this week after a four-wheeler slammed into her while she was walking down a road near the village, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Senate passes bills for diabetics, Alaska Railroad
JUNEAU (AP) -- Health insurance companies that provide pharmacy services would have to pay for diabetes treatment under a bill passed by the Legislature.

Spill at Anchorage tank farm
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Several thousand gallons of jet fuel spilled Thursday after pressure built up in a line connecting the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski with a tank farm on Government Hill in Anchorage, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Company announces new plans for Kensington Mine
JUNEAU (AP) -- Coeur Alaska says a new design for the Kensington gold mine will eliminate the need for underwater disposal of tailings in Lynn Canal and onsite cyanide processing of ore.

Community Calendar
The Community Calendar lists events and meetings of nonprofit organizations. Deadline for submissions is noon the preceding day. To have your event listed, or to change any information, call 283-7551 or fax 283-3299.

Around the Peninsula
Scholarship applications due todayEagles hold dinnerFolk dancers host contra danceBridges board to meetCouncil plans Monday eventsWrestling to be discussed at meetingsFair Association to meetElks gear up for celebrity game

LIO Schedule
The Legislative Information Office is located at 145 Main Street Loop, Suite 217 in Kenai. For more information on teleconferences, call 283-2030.

Attorney fined for contempt of court as bounty hunter trial heads into 2nd week
Kenai's bounty hunter trial reached a fevered pitch Thursday before the jury even entered the court room.

Photo feature: Practice field with a view
Kenai Central High School's boys soccer team practices on the beach

Waste treatment plant gets clean bill of health
The Soldotna City Council opened its regular Wednesday night meeting by talking about sewage.

School closings nixed
Anxious parents can relax: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is abandoning the idea of closing schools to save money.

2000 Soccer Capsules
Synopsis of peninsula prep soccer teams.

Low tides good for more than clams
In other parts of the world, they play soccer on the beach to break up the monotony of training on the same pitch every day.

Lingering snow forces postponements
The lingering snow has forced high school soccer teams to rearrange their schedules over the next couple of weeks until fields become playable.

Oilers Corner
Oregon State University's Stephen Copeland has signed with the Oilers for the upcoming season.

Sports center to host Peninsula Riverskate
Soldotna is the object of regionwide envy this weekend.

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