Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Public-private groups join to monitor Kenai River water quality
KENAI (AP) -- A number of public and private groups have joined to monitor the health of the fish-rich Kenai River.

Kenai police kill nuisance bear
KENAI (AP) -- The Kenai Police Department was forced to kill a black bear at a house near Kenai Central High School last week after it made a nuisance of itself.

Property tax revolt leader has passion, but not much property
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaskans might assume that the man behind the state's property tax revolt has a big property tax bill.

Theft thins flamingo display
JUNEAU (AP) -- A thief made off with 10 flamingos that brighten the highway near Juneau, but the owner of the fake birds says it'll take more than a punk to keep the pink out of his yard.

Northrim Bank reports higher profit in 2nd quarter
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Northrim Bank on Monday reported strong earnings growth in the second quarter.

DOT faces fine over asbestos violation
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities faces nearly $5,000 in fines for violating asbestos-handling rules at the State Office Building in Juneau.

Crews make quick work of Dutch Harbor herring fishery
UNALASKA (AP) -- Fishermen caught their quota, and then some, in two half-hour periods Saturday night in the Dutch Harbor food and bait herring fishery.

River search finds Fort Yukon man's body
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Searchers have recovered the body of a missing Fort Yukon boater.

Processor plans to file for Chapter 11
KENAI (AP) -- King Fischer Fisheries LLC closed temporarily on Thursday and will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, company president Chris Fischer said.

Skagway moving toward borough status
JUNEAU (AP) -- Skagway is moving toward forming a borough government.

Survey indicates Western Arctic caribou numbers down
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The latest aerial survey indicates the Western Arctic caribou herd, the state's largest, is now estimated at 430,000 animals.

Stevens aims $30 million at UAF supercomputing project
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Projects done at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are destined to get bigger, better and faster.

Brown bear kills, eats, Ketchikan man
HYDER (AP) -- In a rare predatory attack, a brown bear killed and partially ate a Ketchikan man at a campground near a bear viewing area, Alaska State Troopers said Monday.

Feds propose new rules to protect humpback whales from harassment
KENAI (AP) -- The federal government is proposing some new rules designed to protect humpback whales from harassment.

Demonstration program charges visitors at certain federal lands
JUNEAU (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of dollars in user fees collected for the first time by Alaska's two national forests have federal officials beaming over the improvements the money will bring.

Domestic animals attacked by bear
SITKA (AP) -- For the second time in four days a brown bear made its way through Sitka city streets and yards to attack domestic animals Monday.

Loggers bristle at seeing industry turned into entertainment
JUNEAU (AP) -- For struggling logging communities on Prince of Wales Island, the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan is like salt in a wound.

Public-private groups join to monitor Kenai River water quality
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Anchorage woman killed in collision
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage woman was killed in a vehicle accident Saturday night, police said.

Sharon Gagnon elected president of Harvard board
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Sharon Gagnon of Anchorage has been elected president of the Harvard University Board of Overseers, the panel that directs the nation's oldest university.

Planners search for answers to highway congestions at Denali
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Coast Guard rescues stranded fisherman in Bristol Bay
KODIAK (AP) -- A fisherman stranded in northwestern Bristol Bay after his skiff overturned was picked up late Sunday by the Coast Guard, the agency said Monday.

Community Calendar
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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
Hunter safety class offered to studentsWeek-long football camp starts today Child care classes teach medical careSenior center prepared for Progress DaysPoynor plans book signingWRCC in need of volunteers for foot race

Groups combine efforts to keep eye on quality of river
Public and private groups have joined forces to monitor the health of the Kenai River.

Making the most of moose once it's in the kitchen
Simple Moose Marinade Northern-style Moose ChiliAlaskan Boiled Moose Dinner

Even when hunting, dressing for success should be the rule
While hunting is an age-old art, dressing for the hunt has picked up some new high-tech twists, all intended to keep the outdoorsperson warmer and drier for an extended trip through the wild.

What you should know before you go
To shoot or not to shoot? That is the question moose hunters will face Aug. 20 under the peninsula's "spike-fork/50-inch" selective harvest regulations.

Conditioning, preparation key to fun, safety
SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Hiking, especially when a hunt is involved, is more than just a walk in the park.

Few changes in hunting regs
One way to turn a hunt into a disaster is by failing to have a good knowledge of the hunting regulations.

Teen cleans up at Kenai hotel job
Teen-agers' reluctance to pick up after themselves or clean their rooms is legendary. But 17-year-old Carisa Doty is enthusiastically tidying up after strangers this summer.

New regs proposed to protect humpback whales
One of the premium sights of wildlife in Alaska waters is the humpback whale.

Road-building powers, school bonds on agenda
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a hearing during its meeting in Seldovia tonight on a proposal for the borough to adopt road construction powers.

Good fishing prompts extension
For the second fishing period in a row, a stiff southwest blow has pushed Cook Inlet's money crop into the nets of commercial fishers. So many red salmon are coming up the inlet that the Alaska Depart-ment of Fish and Game extended Monday's opening twice.

Photo feature: Water dance
Jake Higbie bounces rain drops off the top of his umbrella while watching a softball game last weekend.

Nikiski teen pleased with first work choice
A first job for teens in America is sort of a rite of passage. Lessons they learn in the real working world often reflect in their actions and change their ways of thinking.

King Fischer to act as buying station for processor
King Fischer Fisheries LLC president Chris Fischer said his company will act as a buying agent for a processor called Fish Hawk for the remainder of the Cook Inlet salmon season.

Photo feature:Horsin' around
Jane Faulkner laughs as she tries to wake Swede, her sleepy quarter horse.

Arbelovsky takes over reins at EDD
The new director of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Economic Development District said it will be a while before she develops her vision for agency.

Borough ponders lot sales
The first in a series of land sales planned by the mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough comes up for a vote at the assembly's meeting tonight in Seldovia.

Opal C. Prather
Kenai resident Opal C. Prather died Friday, July 14, 2000, of natural causes at Nicholson's Assisted Living facility in Kenai. She was 95.

Betty Lee Clovis
A memorial service for Betty Lee Clovis will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof. Mrs. Clovis died Feb. 23, 2000.

Melvin Juliussen
Lifelong Kenai resident Melvin Juliussen died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at his fish site in Kasilof. He was 57.

July 14: Anchorage Daily News on Alaska Railroad spills:
Three times in the past 81/2 months, Alaska Railroad trains have derailed and spilled fuel. The most recent was Wednesday near the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge.

July 13: Juneau Empire on monitoring community nonprofits:
The strength of a community often best can be seen through the quality of its civic and nonprofit organizations. They are the underlying power that often fills the void where government leaves off.

July 11: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on trooper Rottweiler shooting:
The Rottweiler shooting last month generated several distinct volleys of discussion on this page.

July 13: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on in-flight behavior.
Not having been aboard Continental Airline's Flight 120 from Ancho

Peninsula People
Students win scholarship awardsScholarship opportunityFormer Skyview student enlists in ArmySoldotna physician attends conferenceArea student named to chancellor's list.Student named All-American ScholarPeninsula resident named to dean's listBaby named queen

Community News
Supreme Governor to visit Kenai Community Library's July events

Births
Natasha Ala and Marc Johnson, Sarah A. and Dana A. MillerYvonne and Phil ChristensenShelly and Tim Merrill,Molly and Jeff Aley,

Alaska SeaLife Center news
Invitational to raise needed fundsMurre chick thriving in exhibitSalmon are coming Research projects on tap

Armstrong continues Tour de force
COURCHEVEL, France -- With a week to go, the Tour de France all but belongs to Lance Armstrong.

West is best
PHOENIX -- In the end, the West didn't need Cynthia Cooper.

Andretti takes sixth Molson Indy
TORONTO -- It was just like old times for Michael Andretti on Sunday at the Toronto Molson Indy.

Peninsula starts trip with split
The Peninsula Oilers started off a seven-game series in Hawaii Sunday by splitting a doubleheader with the Island Movers.

Will America be a long shot in the long jump?
Collegians Melvin Lister, Dwight Phillips and Walter Davis made the U.S. team in the long jump at the Olympic track and field trials Monday night, but will they be good enough to extend the Americans' domination at the Sydney Games?

Big League takes title
Due to the number of people on the team, some people said this season that the Soldotna Big League softball team was in trouble.

Red Sox slugger goes from butting umps to bashing balls
BOSTON -- One day after butting heads with plate umpire Ronald Kulpa and getting ejected, Carl Everett went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer Sunday, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Montreal Expos 5-2.

No pitfalls for Jones
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Marion Jones' drive for five is alive, Jackie Joyner-Kersee's is not.

Twins close home schedule with split
The American Legion Post 20 Twins enter the most crucial portion of their schedule knowing they can beat the best teams in the state, yet not overconfident they can beat the best teams in the state.

Sports Briefs
Davey Johnson remains hospitalizedSource: Samuels agrees to termsAgent: Agreement reached on contract for GeorgeHatch tells Olympic probe to fold tentABC moves Hall of Fame exhibition kickoffEsiason to do radio on Monday night broadcasts

Bears sighted within city limits of Kenai
The Kenai Police Department was forced to kill a black bear not far from Kenai Central High School a week ago today after it made a nuisance of itself.

Domestic animals attacked by bear
SITKA (AP) -- For the second time in four days a brown bear made its way through Sitka city streets and yards to attack domestic animals Monday.

Kenai police kill nuisance bear
KENAI (AP) -- The Kenai Police Department was forced to kill a black bear at a house near Kenai Central High School last week after it made a nuisance of itself.

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