Sunday, August 13, 2000

Katmai search yields no signs found of missing Michigan woman
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The search for a Michigan woman missing in a western Alaska lake for five days has turned up no signs of her whereabouts, National Park Service officials said Saturday.

Barge spills diesel during fuel tranfer with garden hose and leaky pump
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Up to 55 gallons of diesel spilled in the Kuskokwim River in Bethel this week when workers used a garden hose and leaking pump to transfer the fuel from a barge to a tank, state and Coast Guard investigators said Friday.

Barrow assessing damage after powerful storm
BARROW (AP) -- The wild wind and pounding surf settled down in Barrow on Friday, with the action picking up further east.

Federal court seeks state guidance on Native-hire law
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has asked for guidance from the Alaska Supreme Court in deciding the legality of the North Slope Borough's Native-hire preference law.

Faction in Alaska delegation seeks Gore's attention on ANWR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As Alaska's delegation assembles at the D

Subsistence cut back in face of poor Yukon fall chum run
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The fall chum salmon run on the Yukon River could be one of the worst ever -- so bad that even subsistence fishing has been cut back even further and even could be stopped altogether, according to state fisheries officials.

North Slope village wants fuel cell to turn natural gas into electricity
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A steady stream of natural gas will soon start flowing to Nuiqsut.

After 80 years, floating log camps dismantled in Southeast
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- An era is ending in Southeast Alaska.

Peninsula seeking fishery disaster assistance
KENAI (AP) -- Public officials on the Kenai Peninsula have asked Gov. Tony Knowles to consider expanding his fishery disaster declaration to include those hurt by this year's poor Cook Inlet red salmon returns.

Judge orders thorough study of oil impact on belugas
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources must conduct a thorough study of the effects of oil and gas development on beluga whales before leasing 500,000 acres of key whale habitat in Cook Inlet, an Anchorage judge has ordered.

Taylor locked in heated primary battle to keep seat
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- For more than a decade, state Sen. Robin Taylor hasn't faced much opposition within his party.

BIA director Kevin Gover to resign post this winter
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Kevin Gover, former Albuquerque attorney and head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, plans to leave his post this winter to resume his law career.

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.

Peninsula people keep Ninilchik fair a classic tradition
t's fair time again! The 49th Kenai Peninsula State Fair will be in Ninilchik starting Friday, with the animals, giant cabbages and cotton candy we've all come to know and love.

Dos and don'ts of hunting on wildlife refuge
Hunting season on the peninsula is often heralded by sportsmen checking equipment, reliving tales of past seasons, planning routes and the like.

Photo feature: Dusty drive
Fallout from the weekend's hot and dry weather takes shape behind a motorist driving on Tustumena Lake Road Saturday afternoon.

Generosity returns heirloom to Soldotna
The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center brought the city of Soldotna a surprise present.

Cook Inlet salmon disaster declaration investigated
The head of Gov. Tony Knowles' Disaster Policy Cabinet will visit the Kenai Peninsula to learn how dismal returns of Cook Inlet sockeyes have hurt commercial fishers, processors and businesses.

Officials concerned about safety
What goes up -- in flames -- must come down. That's what the city of Soldotna has said about the Anchor Plaza strip mall that burned in an electrical fire three weeks ago.

What makes a good leader? Former lawmakers offer advice
This fall voters will send a new crop of legislators to Juneau. But will they accomplish what they are sent there to do?

Raymond V. Weigle
Longtime Sterling resident Raymond Vincent Weigle died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Weigle's ashes will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at a future date.

Carolyn Faye Jones O'Neal
Kenai resident Carolyn Faye Jones O'Neal died Friday, August 11, 2000, at her home in Kenai surrounded by her family. She was 66.

Haberthur, Coates to wed in Texas
Amanda Lyn Haberthur and David Robert Coates have announced their plans to marry Sept. 9 in a 1 p.m. ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Glen Rose, Texas.

Hadden, Rupert plan August wedding
Jamie Hadden and Jacob Rupert have announced their plans to marry Aug. 31 at the Daniels Lake Lodge in Nikiski.

Warriors slip past Soldotna
The theme of the season opener between Soldotna and Wasilla Saturday at Justin Maile Field was turnovers -- both of the football kind and of the graduation kind.

Nikiski opens with road victory
The Nikiski Bulldogs got off to a great start in the Great Land Conference with a 28-7 win over the Houston Hawks on Saturday in Houston.

Voight, Ostrander outkick field in five-, 10-kilometer races
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