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Researchers leave Pebble mine review

 

 

JUNEAU — One researcher has withdrawn and another has been excused from participation in the upcoming review of studies released by the group behind a massive mine project in southwest Alaska.

Both David Montgomery's withdrawal and Daniel Schindler's dismissal came last month, just weeks before the start of what has been touted as an independent, objective look at the science put forth by the Pebble Limited Partnership.

Sobriety is message of new video from Ahtna

Driving to the funeral of a Copper Center teenage girl whose death was alcohol-related, Ken Johns, of the Glennallen area wondered what he could do to curb the use of alcohol among young people.

"The song 'Staying Alive' came on the Anchorage radio and I thought maybe I would try to use that song to put it in perspective," said Johns, a current board member and former president of Ahtna Inc., one of 13 Alaska Native regional corporations established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971.

Court temporarily halts Alaska rail extension

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JUNEAU — A federal appeals court panel has halted work on a railroad extension project in southcentral Alaska, pending a full hearing on the case.

Monday's decision is a win for conservationists, who argued that they — and the natural environment — would suffer irreparable harm without an emergency stay on construction of the Port MacKenzie rail extension.

Chef Dixon serves all-Alaska meal

 

The University of Alaska Anchorage Culinary Arts Department hosted the 20th annual Celebrity Chef Invitational Sept. 19 at the Lucy Cuddy Hall.

This year, for the first time, an Alaska chef — Chef Kirsten Dixon — created the menu featuring all Alaska ingredients. Ten UAA Culinary Arts graduates assisted current students in preparing the menu. For the past 20 years, the event has been used to benefit the school's scholarship program. 

Homer Recorders Office will be closed temporarily

 

The state of Alaska Homer Recorders Office will be temporarily closed beginning Monday and reopening Oct. 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Alternate recording will be done in Anchorage. Mail recordings to:

Anchorage Recorders Office

Attn: Homer/Seldovia Districts 

550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1200

Anchorage, AK 99501

For more information, call (907) 269-8872.

Chamber schedules October luncheon, mixer

 

Jerry Rombach, director of administration and public outreach for the Cook Inlet  Regional Citizens Advisory Council, will be the guest speaker at the next Homer Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

The luncheon meeting will be at noon Oct. 16 at Don Jose's Restaurant. The public is invited.

Lunch is $14 for chamber members and $16 for nonmembers. RSVP to 235-7740.

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