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In the news Man’s death in western Alaska village jail is 3rd in 2 weeks AKIACHAK (AP) — An Alaska man has died while in police custody, the third person to die in a western Alaska community jail in the past two weeks, authorities said. Robert Nick, 54, died in a jail in the village of Akiachak, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday. Nick was taken into protective custody “due to the level of his intoxication” Friday by a tribal officer in the village of about 600 people on the Kuskokwim River, northeast of Bethel, police said. Alaska State Troopers were notified of Nick’s death Friday evening around 9 p.m. and boated to Akiachak to investigate. State police did not say what Nick is believed to have died from or how long he had been dead when he was found by tribal jail guards. His remains were sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage, authorities said. Becca White, 24, and Isaiah Parka, 22, died in a blaze April 28 at the village jail in Napakiak, southwest of Bethel. The fire is still under investigation. A guard was severely injured trying to save the two inmates, according to state troopers. White and Parka had been arrested by a village police officer employed by the tribe, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said. Residents of the Kuskokwim River village tried to fight the fire by pumping river water and using a garden hose to extinguish the flames, authorities said. The deaths in Napakiak were the first in a fire in an Alaska jail for more than 30 years, police said.
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Looking for Iliamna’s lake monster By ALEX DeMARBAN Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE — The mysterious animal that people say they see in Iliamna Lake is dark, longer than 15 feet, with a long head and tail and distinct fins. It isn’t a whale or a seal, and it often vanishes quickly. Fishermen have tried hooking it. The Anchorage Daily News once offered $100,000 for proof of its existence. But so far, nobody has photographed the creature some call the Iliamna Lake monster. Palmer resident Bruce Wright, a former marine ecologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, hopes to solve the riddle once and for all this summer. He plans to sink an underwater video camera to the bottom of the sprawling and sparsely populated Southwest Alaska lake that’s the largest and one of the deepest in the state.
The TV series “River Monsters” featured it in 2010, piquing Wright’s curiosity and sparking his
While someone did scratch racist graffiti in a late 1990s Ford Bronco now owned by a Homer couple, that vandalism turned out to have happened well before an East End Road auto mechanic noticed it April 26 on the car parked at his shop — and even before the couple bought the car. A long time ago, it turns out. In an interview on Tuesday with the Homer News, the Bronco’s owner, Jim Weber, said the graffiti has been on the Bronco since before he bought it 10 years ago from an Alaska State Trooper living in Soldotna. The Homer News contacted Weber after he
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In this Thursday, May 2, photo, Mark Stigar poses for a photo in Palmer. In July 2017, Stigar, a retired colonel and former chief aviation officer for the Alaska Army National Guard, was using halibut gear on a lead line to fish for burbot in about 100 feet of water in Iliamna Lake. Something wreaked havoc on his gear. Could it have been Iliamna Lake monster? (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
People call Iliamna Lake an inland sea. It’s 80 miles long, with a rare population of freshwater harbor seals that scientists
believe moved in from the ocean long ago, and an old legend that something large lives in its 1,000foot depths.
Air Quality and the coordinator for the study, said officials have not drawn
early conclusions. “We’re watching the data come in very closely,
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Legislature forms working group for VPSO program
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A still frame from Frontier of Firsts, one of the dozen films that will be shown at the Kenai River Paddling Film Festival on Saturday in Soldotna. (Photo provided by Steve Cothran)
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Dissent over chemical classification JUNEAU (AP) — A decision by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to redefine levels of certain chemicals considered safe in drinking water has caused dissent within the agency. Sally Schlichting, who works in the contaminated sites program, wrote in an internal memo obtained by CoastAlaska that the best way to protect citizens is to not roll back standards. The department’s commissioner, Jason Brune, said Schlichting is entitled to her opinion but doesn’t speak for the department or Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. Brune said the department deferred to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Passengers disembark from the cruise ship Carnival Legend at the South Franklin Dock on Wednesday. The company was cited for excess air pollution last year. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Paddling film festival returns After a successful debut in 2018, the Kenai River Paddling Film Festival is returning next weekend in a big way. Slated for a Saturday night at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, the festival will showcase top films from some of the most talented filmmakers in the world of adventure paddling. Saturday’s showing will feature 12 of the year’s best paddling films, including locally made films and nine award winners from the Paddling Film Festi-
Racist graffiti found on Homer SUV happened years ago By Michael Armstrong Homer News
State studies Juneau air quality for possible effects from ships JUNEAU (AP) — State environmental officials have launched the first ambient air quality study in Alaska’s capital in more than a decade to determine if air is being affected by cruise ships or other sources. The state will collect data from 21 monitors installed in late April around downtown Juneau, the Juneau Empire reported. The devices use lasers to measure particulate and report online in near-real time. They will remain in place through October. Monitors measuring sulfur dioxide also were installed but don’t provide information in real time. Anna Breuninger, an environmental specialist for the state Division of
Walker helped bring the festival back to SoldotSee FILM, page A12
On Thursday, the Alaska Legislature formed a joint working group that will search for ways to improve the state’s Village Public Safety Officers (VPSO) program. Members of both the Alaska House and Alaska Senate will be on the group, and will aim to compile a list of recommendations by Jan. 31, 2020 to result in effective legislation in the 2020 legislative session The VPSO program was created in the 1970s to give rural communities impor-
tant public safety resources. Today, approximately 40 men and women who are employed through the program serve as the first — and often the only — law enforcement presence in many communities. Turnover is high in the program, and rural communities are often left without any law enforcement. The main focus of the Legislature’s work group is finding ways to increase the number of VPSO officers. Sen. Donny Olson and Rep. Chuck Kopp will serve as co-chairs, and See VPSO, page A3
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Teenagers killed when pickup plunges off Aleutians Island cliff By DAN JOLING Associated Press
ANCHORAGE — A pickup truck carrying teenagers from an Aleutian Islands city plunged off a cliff, killing two passengers. The pickup was on a mountain road early Thursday afternoon on Unalaska Island and it fell 900 feet to ocean shoreline, the city of Unalaska said in an announcement Friday. The 18-year-old driver, Dustin Ruckman, survived. The crash killed Karly MacDonald, 16, and Kiara Renteria, 17. All three were students at Unalaska High School.
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Agency’s Lifetime Health Advisory level for drinking water. He said science on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is evolving and that the EPA is working on an updated standard for states to follow. “We will be closely monitoring the EPA’s
Ruckman is a high school senior. Renteria also was a senior and McDonald was a junior. Unalaska is the largest city in the Aleutians, the chain of islands that juts west from southwest Alaska. The city is home to Dutch Harbor, the country’s largest fishing port by volume. The port 800 miles southwest of Anchorage is home for much of the Bering Sea fleet and the landing port for Alaska pollock, a fish widely used in mass-produced food products such as fish sticks. Police have not determined the cause of the crash and an investigation
is continuing. Ruckman told police he was driving along a road on Ballyhoo Mountain and lost control of the truck. He told police he was thrown from the truck as it descended the steep terrain. Ruckman told police he climbed back to the road, ran and flagged another driver, who called 911. The crash set off a flurry of activity by emergency responders, who faced a severe challenge in reaching the girls. Police personnel announced they were responding to an “active situation” but gave no indication of the nature of the emergency. Harbor officers ap-
proached the crash scene from the water but found no immediate landing site. Emergency responders on the road faced a steep, rough descent. “Responders searched the ravine at great personal risk from above and below for a long while looking for MacDonald and Renteria before finding their bodies some distance apart where each had been thrown as the truck broke into pieces on its way down the mountain,” the city said. The girls were declared dead at about 5 p.m. but their bodies could not be immediately recovered. A recovery operation was scheduled for Friday.
progress on this issue and the emerging science, and if necessary we will adjust our course,” he said. According to the EPA, certain PFAS can accumulate and remain in the body for long periods. “There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans,” according to the EPA. Schlichting, in her memo, said other states
are setting levels for one or more PFAS that are “significantly more stringent” than the EPA’s Lifetime Health Advisory level. The shift won’t affect the thousands of households whose wells have elevated PFAS levels and get alternative water supplies from the state, reports CoastAlaska. But the department plans to use the less-stringent standards in the future
before providing supplemental water. Schlichting is out of the office through Friday. Democratic Rep. Geran Tarr said Schlichting’s memo “tells me that the administration ignored the recommendations of the scientists at their department.” Much of the contamination discovered last year was in wells around Fairbanks, Bristol Bay and Gustavus.
In the Fairbanks North Star Borough, where people burn wood as an alternative to expensive fuel oil, fine particulate is a perennial winter problem. Early numbers in Juneau have not jumped out as remarkable. “They’ve been low for the most part, which is what we expect because we have not had many ships yet,” Breuninger said. Some sensors have
shown short spikes in particulate that would be dangerous if sustained over 24 hours. The brief spikes do not indicate a public health risk, Breuninger said. If the monitors report dangerous levels of air pollution over the summer, Breuninger said, that still may not indicate an actual health risk. The monitors being used are relatively inexpensive at about $250 each and are not certified by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. “With the funding in the state, we just do not have the money to put a (more expensive) monitor out,” Breuninger said. However, they will allow researchers to observe changes over time at different locations. If data collected suggests air pollution in Juneau poses a risk, Breuninger said, the next step would be to secure funding for EPA-certified devices.
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Around the Peninsula Pebble Mine Comment Happy Hour The Pebble Mine Comment Happy Hour at the new Cook Inletkeeper office will take place Wednesday, May 15 at 5 p.m. Stop in, talk to Kaitlin and Laura about how to make public comments to the US Army Corps on the Pebble Mine, which has been extended to June 29. Cook Inletkeeper has a brand new offic at 35911 Kenai Spur Hwy, Suite 13 in Soldotna (where the Mattress Ranch is located). https:// www.facebook.com/events/351107129087405/
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Boys and Girls Club hosts LEGO STEM Expo
Join us for our 3rd annual FIRST LEGO League Jr. Challenge EXPO Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Clubhouse at 405 Frontage Road. This season’s challenge is Mission Moon. 12 teams and 48 STEM Club members (ages 6-10) from Kenai, Kasilof and Soldotna clubhouses have explored what kinds of problems they would need to solve if they lived on the moon. Each team has a motorized LEGO moon base model on display and Flotilla class notice designed a solution to one of the challenge problems. Food and drinks will be available. The event is free to the public. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Kenai Flotilla, Come out for a night of fun as we celebrate STEM Club will be conducting a “Your Boat’s RADIO” class on Tuesachievements and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. day, May 14 from 6-10 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture For more information contact Dan or Kim at 283-2682. Center located at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Soldotna. This class is designed to introduce boaters to the basics of Special Olympics Annual Torch Run their marine radio. Includes interactive scenarios and pracCome support Special Olympics of Alaska athletes in tice making emergency MAYDAY calls. The cost of the Central Peninsula by participating in the 2019 Alaska Enclass is $20 including the text book. Deadline for registra- forcement Torch Run and Pledge Drive Saturday, May 18 at tion is May 12. Please contact the Public Education Offi- 10 a.m. starting at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. cer, Mike Chase at 907-201-1792 for more information and Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m., class registration followed by a barbeque for participants. Course length is a https://www.facebook.com/events/351107129087405/. 5K (3.2 miles) and can be completed by walking, running,
Garden Club May workshops
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wagon, stroller, and more. All are welcome, family friendly! See you on the 18th!
Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class
The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Homer on May 25 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The class will be conducted at the Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. This class is free to commercial fishermen, thanks Gigantic VFW garage and bake sale to support from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, the National Institute for Too many items to list. May 17, 18, and 19 from 10 until Occupational Safety & Health, and AMSEA members. The 5 p.m. at Birch Street VFW in Soldotna. Bargains galore. All cost is $175 for all others. Interested mariners may register proceeds go to the new building addition fund. And thank at www.amsea.org or call 907-747-3287. you for supporting the VFW. Also get your sweets and treats at the bake sale. Register for summer drama camp
How Trump immigration policies impact Alaska
Junior session, ages 5-7, June 17-June 28, MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $250. Senior session, ages 8-18, June 17-July 13, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Fee: $450. Margaret will talk about changes in immigration law and Location: 43335 K-Beach Road (backside of Subway). policy that have been implemented since President Donald Early enrollment discount if fee is paid by June 1. For more Trump took office, and how these changes affect Alaskans. information or to register, call Terri at 252-6808. Changes include the slowing of legal immigration, increases in denials of visa petitions and citizenship applications, Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride reduced refugee numbers, and the growth in detention of Registration now open for 2019 Mouth to Mouth Wild asylum seekers. Hosted by Many Voices. https://www.face- Run and Ride. The 6th annual Mouth to Mouth will take book.com/events/325949158103118/ place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. A 10-mile beach run or fat bike ride between Kasilof and Kenai River mouths Cook Inlet Aquaculture meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Kasilof River Special Use Area off Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Board of Directors Kasilof Beach Stub Road and ends at Kenai South Beach will meet Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m., in the conference parking lot off Cannery Rd. Registration at 12 p.m. 3 mile room at its Kenai office located at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach beach run from Cannery Road Beach to Kenai River mouth Road. The meeting is open to the public and an agenda will and back begins at 3 p.m. at Cannery Road beach access be posted at www.ciaanet.org. off Dunes Road. Registration at 2 p.m. Register online at https://inletkeeper.org/m2m/. Advance registration $30 ($25 Caregiving and depression for Cook Inletkeeper members), day of registration $40 ($35 Caregiver Support Meeting Topic: Caregiving and De- for members). pression will take place Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Center. During Mental Health Month, we Plant sale fundraiser will discuss how caregiving puts you at risk for depression. A plant sale benefiting Kenai Soil & Water Conservation Please join us to share your experiences as a caregiver, or to District will be held Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in support someone who is a caregiver. For more information, the parking lot in front of Three Bears in Kenai. The sale call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280. includes plant starts (herbs, vegetables, and flowers), berry bushes and fruit trees, certified organic compost, baked Fireweed Fiber Guild monthly meeting goods and more. A portion of all proceeds will go to Kenai The public is invited to attend the Fireweed Fiber Guild Soil & Water Conservation District to support local sustainmonthly meeting at the Soldotna Public Libraryon Saturday, able agriculture. For information about reserving a booth May 18 at the Soldotna Public library at 11 a.m. There will space, please contact Abraham England at 306-4610. be demonstrations for spinning and spindling. There are many activities planned for this Summer and DON’T forget Relay for Life garage sale this Autumn’s FiberFest’, which the Fireweed Fiber Guild Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Soldotna is sponis sponsoring. soring a garage sale on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May Free Picnic at the Food Bank 18 from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Sale will be held at the The ReJoin us for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Spring Festi- demtorist Center (Old Catholic Church) on the corner of val and Fundraiser on Friday, May 31 from noon to 7 p.m. Fireweed and Redoubt. All proceeds will go to Relay for This is a community event for all ages and an opportunity Life. We are looking for donations. Items can be left at The for us to thank you, our neighbors, for your support. There Redemtorist Center Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to will be a free barbecue/picnic, games, music, cake walks 4 p.m. Call Alice at 907-260-8080 for more info. and bucket raffles. There will be prizes for the kids and even Italian Night Fundraiser a clown making balloon animals. A no host beer/wine garItalian Night Fundraiser will take place Saturday, May den will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and if you donate a food 18 from 4-7 p.m. at Funny River Community Lutheran at item you will be entered the drawing for a special prize. 35575 Rabbit Run Road. Spaghetti, salad, bread and ice 5th Annual Homeschool Swap and Share cream. Suggested: $5 adult/$3 child. Sponsored by Funny 5th Annual Homeschool Swap and Share will take place River LWML Ladies: Monies go toward ongoing Mission Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. service within our community and abroad. Contact 262at Star of the Northern Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest 7434. Drive, Kenai. Everyone is welcome. Bring any materials, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge May events curriculum, toys, games that you wish to share with other —There are a few spaces left in the Youth Game Warden home-school families. Or stop by to browse the selection of Camp open to current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Pick-up/turn donated items. All items are free. Contact Karen at karen@ in your packet at the Refuge Visitor Center. If you did the acsalaska.net or 907-205-0663. camp prior and are on the wait list to repeat the camp you Local Food Connection meeting should hear shortly. —Kenai Refuge Summer Camp registration packets will The Kenai Local Food Connection’s next Meeting is be available soon for Critter Camp (going into 2nd/3rd) and Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Community Get Out and Get Dirty (4th/5th). Critter Camps are June 10Library. We are working for food security in Alaska which 14 and June 17-21. GOGD Camps July 8-12 and July 22-26. is good for our health and our economy.
2019 TriTheKenai Triathlon
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The 2019 TriTheKenai triathlon is set for Sunday, June 9. This event is a great beginner triathlon for adults (15+) and youth (6-14) and includes both individual and team events and for the serious-minded triathlete. We offer the more challenging intermediate distance event. The nonprofit TriTheKenai is a great family fun community event and this year our charity of choice is the Soldotna Montessori Food Box program. If you are not a racer, we are always in need of volunteers on race day. Contact Janice at volunteer@
Alaska’s 60th Anniversary dinner and auction with Keynote Speaker Kelly Tshibaka, Alaska Commissioner of Administration, will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Merit Inn, 260 Willow St., Kenai. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. No-host bar. 6 p.m. dinner. Tickets $50 per person. Purchase eight tickets if a full table is desired. Visit rwk.nationbuilder.com.
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Nikiski Community Council and Nikiski Rec Center are teaming up with Alaska Waste for a Spring Cleanup in Nikiski. There will be a drawing at family fun in the midnight sun. The cleanup is May 11-19. Sign up at the Rec Center to be entered in the drawing.
Nikiski Community Council meeting
Nikiski Community Council will have a general meeting on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center on Lake Marie. Will be voting on bylaws during the meeting.
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A Department Service Officer from the Disabled American Veterans organization will be providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He will be at the Kenai Vet Center on Wednesday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 907-257-4803 to get an appointment or just walk in.
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read stories about the vandalism and he and his wife commented on the Homer News Facebook page. The Homer News and KBBI Public Radio had earlier reported that Dave Johnson of Dave’s Auto Repair notified Alaska State Troopers on the morning of April 26 that Johnson discovered a message had been scratched on the Bronco driver’s side window about O.J. Simpson, the former NFL player who was found not guilty in the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, in 1995 in Los Angeles. The N-word also had been scratched in a window, but misspelled. Weber said the words had been scratched in the Bronco in relationship to the Simpson story. Simpson was evading the police after being charged with the murder of his wife and Ronald Goldman, and he rode down a Los Angeles freeway in a 1993 white Ford Bronco owned and driven by a friend, Al Cowlings. The slow-speed police chase was broadcast on TV. The Weber’s white Bronco is similar in color, make and model to the Simpson vehicle. Trooper Sgt. Daniel Cox, head of the Anchor Point Post, confirmed Weber’s story. Troopers contacted the Webers after a query from the Homer News. Following up on Weber’s Facebook comments, the News asked troopers if the vandalism had hap-
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pened earlier. “We were able to determine the damage to the vehicle happened quite a while ago and not while it was parked there on East End Road,” Cox said on Tuesday. Cox said he could not confirm that Weber bought the Bronco from a Soldotna trooper or if the trooper had reported the vandalism 10 or more years ago. Weber said the Soldotna man pointed out the vandalism when the Webers bought the Bronco. Weber said the scratches are hard to see. “You can only see that when the sunlight hits that just right,” he said. In all the years the Webers have owned the Bronco, no one said anything about the racist graffiti. “If they did, I would have taken it out,” Weber said. It would be expensive to replace the damaged Bronco windows, Weber said. He’s contacted a repair person who thinks the scratches could be buffed out. “It’s been a bizarre scenario,” Johnson said of the vandalism. “My alertness was to call the troopers and let them take care of it.” Cox said because the incident happened 10 years ago, troopers consider the case closed. According to Alaska law, the statute of limitations for criminal mischief is five years, meaning no charges could now be filed even if troopers identified the vandal. Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@ homernews.com.
serve on the working group. Olson, a Democrat from Golovin, can be contacted through his office at sen. email@example.com or 465-3707. Kopp, a Republican from Anchorage, can be contacted through his office at rep.chuck.kopp@akleg. gov or 465-4993.
Today in History Today is Monday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2019. There are 232 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca (MEH’-met AH’-lee AH’-juh). On this date: In 1568, forces loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots were defeated by troops under her half-brother and Regent of Scotland, the Earl of Moray, in the Battle of Langside, thwarting Mary’s attempt to regain power almost a year after she was forced to abdicate. In 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore the next day). In 1917, three shepherd children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary near Fatima, Portugal; it was the first of six such apparitions that the children claimed to have witnessed. In 1918, the first U.S. airmail stamp, costing 24 cents and featuring a picture of a Curtiss JN-4 biplane, was publicly issued. (On some of the stamps, the “Jenny” was printed upside-down, making them collector’s items.) In 1940, in his first speech as British prime minister, Winston Churchill told Parliament, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” In 1958, Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, were spat upon and their limousine battered by rocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1972, 118 people died after fire broke out at the Sennichi Department Store in Osaka, Japan. In 1973, in tennis’ first so-called “Battle of the Sexes,” Bobby Riggs defeated Margaret Court 6-2, 6-1 in Ramona, California. (Billie Jean King soundly defeated Riggs at the Houston Astrodome in September.) In 1985, a confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE ended as police dropped a bomb onto the group’s row house, igniting a fire that killed 11 people and destroyed 61 homes. In 1994, President Bill Clinton nominated federal appeals Judge Stephen G. Breyer to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Harry A. Blackmun; Breyer went on to win Senate confirmation. In 2002, President George W. Bush announced that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO’-tihn) would sign a treaty to shrink their countries’ nuclear arsenals by two-thirds. In 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited the Abu Ghraib (grayb) prison camp in Iraq, where he insisted the Pentagon did not try to cover up abuses there. During a campaign swing in West Virginia, President George W. Bush said he felt “disgraced” by the images of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners but told his listeners that actions of a handful of Americans should not sully the nation’s military. Ten years ago: A judge in West Palm Beach sentenced two men to death for the drug-debt slaying of a family of four on the side of a Florida highway, including two young boys who died in their mother’s arms. Atlantis’ astronauts captured the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope for five days of repair work. Pittsburgh’s Adam LaRoche and Florida’s Ross Gload became the first baseball players to have home runs taken away following a video replay review. Five years ago: A mine fire in Soma, Turkey, killed 301 workers. A European court, in an important test of the “right to be forgotten,” ruled that Google had to amend some of its search results at the request of ordinary people when they showed links to outdated, irrelevant information. One year ago: President Donald Trump said he would help the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE get “back into business”; the Commerce Department had earlier moved to block the company from importing American components. Officials in Hawaii called for more evacuations near the Kilauea volcano amid signs of an imminent eruption at the volcano’s summit. (The eruption came four days later.) The body of 69-year-old “Superman” actress Margot Kidder was found by a friend near her Montana home in what was later ruled a suicide from a drug and alcohol overdose. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Buck Taylor is 81. Actor Harvey Keitel is 80. Author Charles Baxter is 72. Actress Zoe Wanamaker is 71. Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 70. Singer Stevie Wonder is 69. Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) is 67. Actress Leslie Winston is 63. Producerwriter Alan Ball is 62. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 58. “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR’) is 55. Rock musician John Richardson (The Gin Blossoms) is 55. Actor Tom Verica is 55. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 53. Actress Susan Floyd is 51. Contemporary Christian musician Andy Williams (Casting Crowns) is 47. Actor Brian Geraghty is 44. Actress Samantha Morton is 42. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is 42. Former NBA player Mike Bibby is 41. Rock musician Mickey Madden (Maroon 5) is 40. Actor Iwan Rheon is 34. Actress-writer-director Lena Dunham is 33. Actor Robert Pattinson is 33. Actress Candice Accola King is 32. Actor Hunter Parrish is 32. Folk-rock musician Wylie Gelber (Dawes) is 31. NHL defenseman P.K. Subban is 31. Actress Debby Ryan is 26. Thought for Today: “What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar.” -- Thomas R. Marshall, U.S. vice president (1854-1925). (To which American humorist Franklin P. Adams replied, “What this country really needs is a good five-cent nickel.”)
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Warren’s impeachment call merely a pipe dream Make no mistake, Sen. Elizabeth
Warren’s call for impeachment is nothing but a product of poor polling. Since her presidential announcement in early February, she has seen many in the field pass her by and with Joe Biden holding steady at the top spot, she will take any and all measures to catch a tail wind. And so it is that Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor Tuesday and declared, “The information that has been given to us in the Mueller Report clearly constitutes adequate information to begin an impeachment proceeding in the House of Representatives. No matter how many times Mitch McConnell or the rest of the Republicans want to wish that away, it’s there in black and white in the report.” Of course, nothing is there in black and white other than the fact that, “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” But that is not enough for Sen. Warren, who managed to keep a straight face on the Senate floor. “This is not a fight I wanted to take on but this is the fight in front of us now,” she said. “This is not about politics, this is about the Constitution of the United States of America. We took an oath not to try to protect Donald Trump. We took an oath to protect and serve the Constitution of the United States of America.” Back on March 25, back when Biden hadn’t entered the race but was still trouncing her by 24 points in the Real Clear Politics average, she told Stephen Colbert that voters she’d talked to didn’t care about the Mueller report, “Because what people are talking about, what they’re asking about, are the things that touch their lives every day.” Now, many weeks later, as the Biden campaign surges ahead, Warren finds herself behind him by more than 30 points in the Real Clear average. Polls in New Hampshire and Massachusetts show her running fourth and third, respectively. That is bad news. And that is why Sen. Warren is throwing around soak-the-rich tax schemes, slavery reparations, college debt forgiveness and now impeachment. It never ends. Unless the polling trends continue, in which case Warren will be relegated to the role with which the voters of Massachusetts entrusted her. That could be a good thing. Her constituents have needs and should not be pushed aside while their senator chases her pipe dreams. — The Boston Herald, May 9
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Shorebird migration stories V oices of the P eninsula A aron L ang Following is the latest in a series of articles about birds and birding published in the Homer News, celebrating The Year of the Bird, with authors from Kachemak Bay Birders. They began arriving in Homer nearly a month ago, as early as mid-April. Their arrival came well before our tourist season and went largely unnoticed. They’ve pretty much had the Homer Spit all to themselves. These early visitors appeared in small but ever-growing numbers, beating the tourist rush, as they do every year. It isn’t until early May that most of the town begins to pay attention to our prolific annual visitors, the shorebirds. Their arrival has been celebrated with the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival for the last 27 years. We celebrate their beauty, their numbers, and we celebrate the return of spring in the form of chattering birds filling our skies, beaches and wetlands. With the help of the largest wildlife festival in Alaska, most of us notice their arrival, but how many of us consider what they went through to get here and how important Kachemak Bay is to them? If you’ve been to Hawaii in the winter
you’ve likely seen Pacific golden-plovers on the lawns around the hotels, ball fields, and golf courses. Known in Hawaii as the Kolea, they leave Hawaii each spring to make a direct flight to coastal Alaska. They are motivated by the food-rich tundra of western Alaska, the perfect place to raise hungry chicks. This incredible non-stop flight to our shores takes between three and four days. These plovers are some of the earliest shorebirds to arrive in Homer. Arriving here in late April, they’re eager to refuel on the rich shores of Kachemak Bay. The most numerous shorebird species to pass through Homer, the western sandpiper, is in full force by the first week in May when flocks of several thousand, occasionally tens of thousands, can be seen whirling over Mud Bay and along the Homer Spit. Weighing just under an ounce, these sparrow-sized shorebirds make the trip to Homer from wintering grounds as far away as Panama. Unlike the Pacific golden-plover, western sandpipers need to make a number of stops along the way to survive their dangerous trip. They make the northbound migration over the course of several weeks, stopping to rest and eat at rich coastal wetlands along the way. Kachemak Bay is one such habitat, a critical linkage in the chain of habitats which allows the western sandpiper to cross the globe to its breeding grounds in western Alaska. Every migrant has a story to tell, but few are as awe-inspiring as that of the bar-tailed godwit. While not at all common here, a
few of these stately shorebirds do make it to Homer. When they do, birders celebrate them for their beauty and their rarity. There are, however, other more compelling reasons to admire this world traveler. Without the ability to land on water or even to glide for long periods, these birds make the longest known non-stop flight of any bird. Some bar-tailed godwits wintering in New Zealand depart for their breeding grounds in Alaska via a nonstop flight of nearly 6,000 miles to the shores of the Yellow Sea, an incredible journey that takes about nine-days. After several days of refueling on the mudflats of China and the Korean Peninsula, the godwits continue to their breeding grounds in the Russian Far East and western Alaska. That’s only half of the story. After the breeding season in Alaska, many will then depart for their wintering grounds on an even longer non-stop flight. One tagged individual made the southbound journey from the Avalon Peninsula in western Alaska to New Zealand, a nonstop flight of 7,258 miles! Each tired, feathered individual that lands on our muddy shores represents an incredible journey that has repeated itself for millennia. Every flock is itself a collection of amazing stories that we hope will continue to be told for millennia to come.
4, 2014 catastrophic tailings dam failure at nearby Mt. Polley Mine in the Fraser River. It has me wondering if this is some of the reasons for the low return of salmon to these regions. I am a “no” vote on pebble mine. We should be allowed to vote on this issue. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Gov. Mike Dunleavy for his fight to save our dividends. Thank you!
as saying: “One of the things that Adam Schiff and the other partisans don’t understand is that if you’re accused of a crime by a grand jury and they don’t indict you, the prosecutor doesn’t go all over town saying we thought he did this, we thought he did this, this is all the evidence …” The last time I served on a grand jury, people from several areas of the Kenai Peninsula served with me. Paul’s statement eludes to a grand jury finding. From my perspective, that decision was made by one man, Attorney General Barr, who apparently leans toward protecting the president. One man isn’t a grand jury. I support Mueller testifying in order for Americans to get the whole story behind his investigation and its findings.
Aaron and his wife, Robin, own and operate Wilderness Birding Adventures from their home east of Homer. They lead trips throughout Alaska and believe that Alaska’s best birding is right here in Kachemak Bay.
Letters to the Editor Say ‘no’ to Pebble mine It’s a very delicate balance when it comes down to our fisheries habitat and mining. Please watch this documentary, Xboundary from Salmon Beyond Borders at https://vimeo.com/119170132 and judge for yourselves. It speaks volumes to the inherent damage that can be caused from these operations and how these companies respond to it. Ryan Peterson’s film explores the large-scale open-pit mining boom currently underway in northwest British Columbia, Canada. The size and location of the mines — at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska — has had Alaskans concerned for years over risks posed to their $2 billion fishing and tourism industries and unique way of life. These concerns were heightened with the Aug.
— Vicki Duggin, Nikiski
America should know the facts In an ABC news article today, Sen. Rand Paul argued that the Democrats were responsible for the drive to get Special Prosecutor Mueller to testify in front of Congress. Sen. Paul was quoted
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News and politics
Trump lawyer Giuliani threatens, then abandons, Ukraine trip By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press
NEW YORK — Democrats denounced a plan by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to push Ukraine to open investigations that he hopes could benefit Trump politically, saying it was an overt attempt to recruit foreign help to influence a U.S. election. But lawyer Rudy Giuliani has scrapped plans to visit Ukraine, citing concerns about who he would be dealing with there. Giuliani's plan had seemed poised to create an unprecedented moment — a lawyer for the American president seeking foreign assistance in trying to dam-
age political rivals. To Democrats, it was a blatant evocation of Russia's meddling on behalf of Trump when he defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 "The meeting would have accomplished little and may be in the hands of those who might misrepresent it," Giuliani said Saturday in a statement. Giuliani had said earlier that he would to travel to Kiev in coming days to urge the government to investigate the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller's recently concluded probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and the involvement of former Vice President Joe Biden's son in a gas company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch. Joe Biden is the early Democratic
front-runner to challenge Trump in the 2020 election. The Biden campaign has denied that Biden or his son, Hunter, did anything improper. Giuliani said he has concluded that Ukraine's president-elect is being advised by people who were the "very vocal opponents of President Trump and peculiarly vocal supporters of Hillary Clinton." TV star and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy beat incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in a recent presidential election. Giuliani said he believes that the incoming president is being advised, in particular, by Serhiy Leshchenko, an opposition parliament member who helped uncover the off-the-books payments made to Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
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N. Korean cargo ship seized by US arrives in American Samoa By FILI SAGAPOLUTELE Associated Press
MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos have begun voting in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies who aim to dominate the Senate and an opposition fighting for check and balance under a leader they regard as a looming dictator. Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500 candidates vying for about 18,000 congressional and local posts in Monday’s elections in one of Asia’s most rambunctious democracies. The most crucial race is for 12 seats in the 24-member Senate, which Duterte wants to fill with allies to bolster his legislative agenda that includes the return of the death penalty. Military and police forces are on full alert to respond to any violence, especially in security hotspots, and help prevent cheating amid intense local political rivalries.
2 hurt as magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes northern Panama A view from the top of a two story building in Fagatogo village overlooking the Port of Pago Pago, as the North Korean cargo ship, Wise Honest, docks at the main docking section of Pago Pago Harbor, Saturday, in Pago Pago, American Samoa. (AP Photo/ Fili Sagapolutele)
the investigation so they will be conducting that. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, the ship will be moved.” But she said the next destination is unknown. “I do know that Justice Department is going to do the investigation as fast as they can,” Wyrick added. She said she didn’t have the exact number of U.S. Coast Guard personnel or people from other federal agencies who have traveled to American Samoa for the investigation.
“We have a marine and safety security team here from Honolulu,” Wyrick said. “We’re conducting random patrols, also conducting inspection of the vessel and the Port of Pago Pago, keep an eye on things such as security breaches or vandalization of the ship itself.” Officials are also making sure the port is protected, she said. “We especially in the Coast Guard, we understand the importance of the port. It’s a lifeline in getting goods to
the islands,” Wyrick said. “So we want to make sure that we’re doing everything we can, to make sure that there’s absolutely no disruption to the flow of commerce coming in and out.” The U.S. government dispatched an inspection team to the ship before it docked in Pago Pago, she said. Wyrick noted there was an inspection conducted before leaving Indonesia and, because the ship has been at sea for three weeks, “it’s subject to the elements.”
UAE says 4 ships targeted by ‘sabotage’ By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that four commercial ships off its eastern coast “were subjected to sabotage operations,” just hours after Iranian and Lebanese media outlets aired false reports of explosions at a nearby Emirati port. Emirati officials declined to elaborate on the nature of the sabotage or say who might have been responsible. However, the reported incident comes as the U.S. has
warned ships that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the region, and as America is deploying an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter alleged threats from Tehran. Tensions have risen in the year since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, restoring American sanctions that have pushed Iran’s economy into crisis. Last week, Iran warned it would begin enriching uranium at higher levels in 60 days
if world powers failed to negotiate new terms for the deal. The statement from the UAE’s Foreign Ministry put the ships near the country’s territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of the port of Fujairah. It said it was investigating the incident “in cooperation with local and international bodies.” It said there were “no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels” and “no spillage of harmful chemicals or fuel.” The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which oversees the region, did not immediately offer comment on the incident. Emirati
officials declined to elaborate while their investigation is ongoing. Earlier Sunday, Lebanon’s pro-Iran satellite channel AlMayadeen, quoting “Gulf sources,” falsely reported that a series of explosions had struck Fujairah’s port. State and semiofficial media in Iran picked up the report from Al-Mayadeen, which later published the names of vessels it claimed were involved in the incident. The Associated Press, after speaking to Emirati officials and local witnesses, found the report about explosions at the port to be unsubstantiated.
Prosecutor: Dogs detected decomposition in missing girl case By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press
HOUSTON — Trained dogs detected the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle of a man arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 4-year-old Texas girl, according to a prosecutor. Derion Vence, 26, remained jailed Sunday on a $1 million bond after being arrested a day earlier on a charge of tampering with evidence, specifically a human corpse. His next court appearance is set for Monday. Houston police said investigators have not found Maleah Davis and the investigation is
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continuing. Authorities have declined to say whether they believe Vence killed Maleah. But prosecutors said in court documents filed Saturday that Vence could face additional charges, including murder. The investigation began after Vence told police that men in a truck on May 4 had abducted him, Maleah and his 2-year-old son a day earlier, but had freed him and the boy. Vence told investigators he was left in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land and walked to a hospital, where he reported the girl’s abduction. Sugar Land police, who initially interviewed him, said his story kept changing and didn’t
add up. Vence, who had lived with Maleah and her mother, reported that his silver Nissan Altima was taken in the abduction, but surveillance video showed that vehicle was used to drop Vence off at the hospital. Police found the car Thursday. Dogs trained to find cadavers reacted to the trunk of the car, Pat Stayton, a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, said at Vence’s probable cause court hearing Saturday night. Surveillance video from a neighbor showed Vence carrying a large, blue laundry basket with a large trash bag from his
apartment on May 3, Stayton said. Vence returned three minutes later without the basket and later he was seen leaving the apartment with cleaning supplies, including bleach. In the silver Nissan, police found a laundry basket that looked like the one Vence took out of his apartment, Stayton said. “Both of the dogs reacted to the trunk of the silver Nissan that the defendant had driven and that the blue laundry basket was recovered from, indicating that the dogs were responding to the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle,” Stayton said.
PANAMA CITY — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica on Sunday, causing some wooden porches to collapse and products to shake from store shelves. Panamanian authorities said at least two people had been injured in a village but gave no details. Sigifredo Perez, head of operations for Costa Rica’s National Commission of Emergencies, said no major damage or injuries had been reported in his country. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a 6.1 preliminary magnitude and was centered 4 miles southeast of the town of Plaza de Caisan. The quake occurred at a depth of about 22 miles. Images posted on social media showed simple wooden homes that partially collapsed in rural areas, deep fissures in tightly packed beach sand and entire grocery store shelves that spilled containers of processed food and bottled beverages on the floor. Northern Panama is frequently hit by earthquakes. In 1991, a magnitude 7.4 quake killed 23 people and injured 500. A magnitude 6.7 tremor in 2003 killed two people and damaged hundreds of houses.
No-contest plea in machete attack: ‘He owes me choke ahi’ LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai man who told police he was under the influence of a hallucinogenic when he used a machete to wreak havoc on his former boss’ home because of a fish dispute pleaded no contest. Forrest Broyles pleaded no contest last week to burglary, criminal property damage and terroristic threatening, the Garden Island reported. Prosecutors agreed to drop an attempted murder charge. Broyles told police he was on ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew from the Amazon, when he broke into his former boss’ home on Dec. 3 to get his share of fish they caught together, according to a detective’s report. “He owes me choke ahi,” he told police. According to police, Broyles threatened his former boss and wife, “saying that he owed him fish and that he was going to kill him and chop him up.” Broyles started hitting their television with his machete and then “broke out all the windows, the sliding door, broke the living room stand, chairs, the table, kitchen cabinets, the stove and microwave, canoe paddle among other things,” police said. His defense attorney, Melinda Mendes, said Broyles accepted a plea deal with prosecutors because he wanted to take responsibility for what he did. A judge is expected to sentence him to seven years in prison in August.
Florida: Police investigating shooting near Trump resort SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. — Police are investigating a shooting near one of President Donald Trump’s resorts in Florida that apparently involved a dispute outside a rental car facility. Media outlets report the shooting happened Sunday afternoon near the Trump International Beach Resort Miami in Sunny Isles Beach. The president was not there and it did not appear to have a political connection. There were reports of a second and possibly related shooting on a nearby causeway. Media outlets reported that one person died and others were wounded outside a rental car facility near the Trump property. Witnesses told the Miami Herald it was a result of an argument. The Herald also reported the situation apparently has some connection to the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival this weekend at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
National Healthcare Week - May 12-18, 2019
hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. National Healthcare Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people. We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients, residents, clients and community.
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PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived at the capital of this American territory, where it will undergo inspections. The Wise Honest was slowly towed to the port of Pago Pago during a cloudy Saturday morning and docked at the main docking section of the port that afternoon. The trip from Indonesia took about three weeks and American Samoa, in the South Pacific, was chosen because of “its central strategic location,” U.S. Coast Guard public affairs officer Amanda Wyrick said. “We also have a good strong relationship and partnership with the American Samoan government,” Wyrick said. “With that being said, we also already have the resources that are able to ensure the security of the vessel but most importantly the Port of Pago Pago.” Indonesian authorities detained the ship in April 2018. Justice Department officials announced Thursday the U.S. had seized the ship. Asked as to how long the ship will be in the territory, Wyrick said the U.S. Department of Justice is “leading
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Raptors bounce 76ers; Blazers oust Nuggets By The Associated Press
TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard bounced, bounced, bounced, bounced the Philadelphia 76ers out of the playoffs. Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. It was the first winning buzzer-beater in a Game 7 in NBA history. “It was great,” Leonard said. “That’s something I never experienced before, Game 7, a game-winning shot. It was a blessing to be able to get to that point and make that shot and feel that moment.” After Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler tied it with a driving layup with 4.2 seconds left, Toronto used its final timeout to draw up a play for Leonard, who dribbled toward the right corner and launched the high-arching shot. It bounced to the top of the backboard, hit the near side of the rim again, then the other side twice before going through, setting off a
wild celebration as the Raptors advanced to the conference finals for the second time in four seasons. They will open the conference finals Wednesday night at Milwaukee. “It’s tough,” Butler said. “Nobody likes to lose, not that way. Leonard scored 41 points on 16-of-39 shooting. “He was awesome at both ends,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “That’s his uniqueness. Not only can he get you 30 and anywhere upwards from that, but there’s moments when he can just decide you’re not scoring, either.” The Raptors ran a similar play for Leonard during the first round against Orlando. That time, he caught the ball and shot without dribbling. “Remembering that moment, I knew I had some time to try to get some space, rather than just catch and shoot the ball,” Leonard said. “I ended up finding a spot that I like, that I work on. I just knew I had to shoot it high.” Serge Ibaka added 17 points, and Pascal Siakam had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto. Embiid, in tears as he left
Bruins rip Hurricanes By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer
BOSTON — With a five-goal, third-period lead and the Bruins still not done scoring, the crowd in the new Boston Garden began a throaty chant of “We want the Cup!” The next time they see their team, the NHL’s championship trophy might be on the line for real. Matt Grzelcyk scored twice — his first career multigoal game — and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves to lead the Bruins to a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday and give Boston a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Connor Clifton had his first career NHL goal — the 19th Bruins player to score this postseason, tying a franchise record. Jake DeBrusk, David Backes and Danton Heinen also connected, and Torey Krug and Charlie Coyle had three assists apiece. “It does feel contagious,” said Boston coach Bruce Cassidy, whose team won its fifth straight game and needs two more victories to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in nine seasons. “Everybody’s contributing.” The series moves to Carolina for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The Hurricanes need to win at least one to force a fifth game back in Boston on Saturday night. “Sometimes you’ve got to eat a poop sandwich. It doesn’t taste good and you have to chew on it for a little bit,” Hurricanes captain Justin Williams said. “We’ll have to do it for a couple days and get the taste out of our mouth next game.” The Bruins won 5-2 in Game 1, but the Hurricanes led early in the third period and it was still 3-2 with 4 minutes to play. This one wasn’t ever close. Petr Mrazek stopped just 19 shots, and Boston led 6-0 before Williams and Teuvo Teravainen scored in the last nine minutes to deprive Rask of a seventh career postseason shutout. “The other night wasn’t as bad. We were right in the game,” said Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour, whose team also fell behind 0-2 against the Washington Capitals in the first round before eliminating the defending champions in seven.
McCormick captures 800 at GNAC meet Staff report Peninsula Clarion
Danielle McCormick, a 2015 graduate of Soldotna High School, defended her title in the 800-meter run Saturday at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Monmouth, Oregon. McCormick, a senior at the University of Alaska Anchorage, won the event with a time of 2 minutes, 8.67 seconds, and also placed third in the 1,500 at 4:27.74. UAA finished third at the meet. McCormick claimed one of the five individual titles by Seawolves on the second and final day of the meet.
the court, led the 76ers with 21 points and 11 rebounds. JJ Redick had 17 points, Butler added 16, and Tobias Harris had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Trail Blazers 100, Nuggets 96 DENVER — Damian Lillard’s shots kept banging off the backboard, rattling off the rim, going everywhere but through the hoop. The Portland Trail Blazers are going to the Western Conference Finals anyway because CJ McCollum had his back. McCollum scored 37 points and added a crucial chase-down block in the closing minutes that helped the Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 100-96 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to their first conference championship since 2000. They’ll open Tuesday night at Golden State against the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors in a series pitting Portland’s Seth Curry against his big brother, Golden State star Steph Curry. Lillard scored 13 points and made just 3 of 17 shots from the field, but two of them were critical 3-point-
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, second from left, celebrates his game-winning basket as time expired at the end of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Toronto on Sunday. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
ers in the fourth quarter that put Portland ahead 81-76 and 92-85. “It’s a luxury to have two guys like that who can find different ways to score in different ways,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “CJ does it one way, Dame does it in another. On a
night when Dame struggled shooting the ball CJ came up big.” “CJ McCollum showed why they have one of the best backcourts in the NBA,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “He put his team on his back and made big play after big
play.” None bigger than when his crucial chase-down block with 4:44 left and the Trail Blazers leading 87-83. McCollum raced to stop a breakaway layup by Jamal Murray, who had a miserable night shooting, missing 14 of 18 shots.
Scoreboard Golf Byron Nelson Scores
Sunday At Trinity Forest GC Dallas Purse: $7.9 million Yardage: 7,371; Par 71 Fourth Round Sung Kang (500), $1,422,000 65-61-68-67—261 Matt Every (245), $695,200 65-65-67-66—263 Scott Piercy (245), $695,200 67-69-63-64—263 Brooks Koepka (135), $379,200 65-66-68-65—264 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (93), $267,810 69-68-66-64—267 Tyler Duncan (93), $267,810 64-66-70-67—267 Matt Jones (93), $267,810 65-70-65-67—267 Rory Sabbatini (93), $267,810 67-65-68-67—267 Peter Uihlein (93), $267,810 69-71-63-64—267 Justin Harding, $205,400 66-73-64-65—268 Sebastián Muñoz (73), $205,400 69-66-65-68—268 Doug Ghim, $154,840 69-66-66-68—269 Padraig Harrington (58), $154,840 69-69-66-65—269 Nicholas Lindheim (58), $154,840 70-69-62-68—269 Carlos Ortiz (58), $154,840 69-69-66-65—269 Pat Perez (58), $154,840 67-71-67-64—269 Kramer Hickok (49), $118,500 65-73-66-66—270
Baseball AL Standings
East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 24 15 .615 — New York 24 16 .600 ½ Boston 22 19 .537 3 Toronto 16 24 .400 8½ Baltimore 14 26 .350 10½ Central Division Minnesota 25 14 .641 — Cleveland 21 18 .538 4 Detroit 18 20 .474 6½ Chicago 18 21 .462 7 Kansas City 14 27 .341 12 West Division Houston 26 15 .634 — Los Angeles 19 21 .475 6½ Seattle 20 23 .465 7 Oakland 19 23 .452 7½ Texas 17 21 .447 7½ Sunday’s Games Baltimore 5, L.A. Angels 1 Boston 11, Seattle 2 Chicago White Sox 5, Toronto 1 N.Y. Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 5, Minnesota 3 Houston 15, Texas 5 Philadelphia 6, Kansas City 1 Cleveland 5, Oakland 3 Monday’s Games Baltimore (Hess 1-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Loaisiga 1-1), 2:35 p.m. Houston (Peacock 3-2) at Detroit (Boyd 4-2), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Skaggs 3-3) at Minnesota (Berrios 6-1), 3:40 p.m. Cleveland (Bieber 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 2-4), 4:10 p.m. Oakland (Fiers 3-3) at Seattle (Kikuchi 2-1), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT
East Division W L Pct Philadelphia 23 16 .590 Atlanta 21 20 .512 New York 19 20 .487 Washington 16 24 .400 Miami 10 29 .256 Central Division Chicago 24 14 .632 Milwaukee 24 18 .571 Pittsburgh 20 17 .541 St. Louis 22 19 .537 Cincinnati 18 23 .439 West Division Los Angeles 27 16 .628 Arizona 22 19 .537 San Diego 22 19 .537 Colorado 19 21 .475 San Francisco 17 23 .425
GB — 3 4 7½ 13 — 2 3½ 3½ 7½ — 4 4 6½ 8½
Sunday’s Games Miami at N.Y. Mets, ppd. Philadelphia 6, Kansas City 1 Pittsburgh 10, St. Louis 6 Colorado 10, San Diego 7 San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 5 Atlanta 5, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, Washington 0 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 1 Monday’s Games Milwaukee (TBD) at Philadelphia (Nola 3-0), 3:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Kingham 1-0) at Arizona (Ray 2-1), 5:40 p.m. All Times ADT
White Sox 5, Blue Jays 1 Chi. 000 500 000—5 10 0
Stephan Jaeger (49), $118,500 Vaughn Taylor (49), $118,500 Jonas Blixt (43), $95,327 Henrik Stenson (43), $95,327 Shawn Stefani (43), $95,327 Daniel Berger (35), $68,335 Hideki Matsuyama (35), $68,335 Denny McCarthy (35), $68,335 Thomas Pieters, $68,335 Brady Schnell (35), $68,335 Cameron Tringale (35), $68,335 Joey Garber (26), $50,231 Morgan Hoffmann (26), $50,231 Nate Lashley (26), $50,231 Davis Riley, $50,231 Jordan Spieth (26), $50,231 Sepp Straka (26), $50,231 Kevin Na (18), $36,488 Alex Noren (18), $36,488 C.T. Pan (18), $36,488 Scottie Scheffler, $36,488 Cameron Davis (18), $36,488 Russell Henley (18), $36,488 Martin Laird (18), $36,488 Zack Sucher (18), $36,488 Bud Cauley (10), $23,084 Roberto Díaz (10), $23,084
Tor. 100 000 000—1
Giolito, Burr (8), Bummer (9) and McCann; Sanchez, Dan.Hudson (7), Mayza (8), Biagini (9) and D.Jansen. W_Giolito 4-1. L_Sanchez 3-4. HRs_Chicago, Alonso (6), Anderson (8).
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Phi. 000 060 000—6 8 0 KC 001 000 000—1 6 1 Irvin, Dominguez (8), Nicasio (9) and Realmuto; Junis, Lovelady (5), Newberry (7), Diekman (9) and Gallagher. W_Irvin 1-0. L_Junis 3-4.
Yankees 7, Rays 1
Pirates 10, Cardinals 6
NY 000 020 014—7 9 0 TB 000 001 000—1 7 0
Pit. 300 000 520—10 14 0 SL 420 000 000—6 12 0
Tanaka, Britton (8), Green (9) and Romine; Snell, Roe (6), Stanek (8), Pruitt (9) and Bemboom, d’Arnaud. W_Tanaka 3-3. L_Snell 3-4. HRs_New York, Estrada (2). Tampa Bay, Meadows (8).
Brault, DuRapau (4), Stratton (6), Ri.Rodriguez (7), Liriano (8) and Cervelli; Dak.Hudson, T.Webb (7), Brebbia (7), Gallegos (8), Gregerson (9) and Molina. W_Stratton 1-2. L_Brebbia 1-2. HRs_Pittsburgh, Bell (10). St. Louis, Martinez (3), Goldschmidt (10).
Orioles 5, Angels 1 LA 001 000 000—1 4 1 Bal. 022 001 00x—5 9 2 Canning, Ramirez (5), C.Allen (7), L.Garcia (8) and K.Smith; Means, Fry (7), Armstrong (8), Givens (9) and Severino. W_Means 5-3. L_Canning 1-1. HRs_Los Angeles, Trout (9). Baltimore, Smith Jr. (8), Wilkerson (3), Severino (5), Davis (5).
Red Sox 11, Mariners 2 Sea. 100 010 000—2 4 1 Bos. 310 020 32x—11 12 1 Gonzales, Markel (5), Swarzak (6), Altavilla (7), Wright (7) and Narvaez; Velazquez, Walden (6), J.Smith (8) and Vazquez. W_ Velazquez 1-2. L_Gonzales 5-2. HRs_Seattle, Narvaez (7). Boston, Martinez 2 (7).
Rockies 10, Padres 7 SD 001 000 204—7 10 1 Col. 040 100 50x—10 13 0 Margevicius, Erlin (6), G.Reyes (7), Wieck (7), Warren (8) and A.Allen; Senzatela, Estevez (7), B.Shaw (8), Oh (9), Oberg (9) and Wolters. W_Senzatela 3-2. L_ Margevicius 2-4. HRs_San Diego, Reyes (11). Colorado, Blackmon 2 (8), Tapia (5).
Dodgers 6, Nationals 0 Was. 000 000 000—0 1 0 LA 010 100 04x—6 7 0 Strasburg, Miller (7), Jennings (7), Barraclough (8) and Suzuki; Ryu, K.Jansen (9) and Ru.Martin. W_ Ryu 5-1. L_Strasburg 3-3. HRs_ Los Angeles, Seager (3).
Tigers 5, Twins 3
Giants 6, Reds 5
Det. 210 000 200—5 8 0 Min. 000 000 300—3 10 0
Cin. 210 001 010—5 11 0 SF 200 000 22x—6 10 2
Norris, Alcantara (7), Stumpf (7), B.Farmer (7), Jimenez (8), Greene (9) and Hicks; M.Perez, May (6), Hildenberger (7), Parker (8) and Astudillo. W_Norris 2-1. L_M.Perez 5-1. Sv_Greene (15). HRs_Detroit, Castellanos (3), Dixon (3). Minnesota, Adrianza (2).
Mahle, Duke (7), Hernandez (8) and Casali, Barnhart; Bumgarner, S.Dyson (7), Moronta (8), Watson (8), W.Smith (9) and Kratz, Vogt. W_Watson 2-0. L_Hernandez 0-2. Sv_W.Smith (10). HRs_Cincinnati, Puig (7). San Francisco, Belt (6), Sandoval (4).
Astros 15, Rangers 5
Braves 5, Diamondbacks 3
Tex. 001 002 002—5 9 2 Hou. 130 245 00x—15 18 0
Atl. 013 000 010—5 12 1 Ari. 000 300 000—3 14 0
Sampson, Jurado (4), B.Martin (6), Leclerc (6), C.Martin (8) and Kiner-Falefa; C.Martin, McHugh (6), Valdez (8), Devenski (9) and Stassi. W_C.Martin 1-0. L_Sampson 0-3. HRs_Texas, Kiner-Falefa (1), Andrus (6). Houston, Bregman 2 (12), Springer 2 (15).
Fried, J.Webb (6), Newcomb (7), Winkler (7), Jackson (8) and Flowers; Godley, Duplantier (3), McFarland (6), Lopez (8) and Kelly. W_Fried 5-2. L_Godley 1-3. Sv_Jackson (4). HRs_Arizona, Jones (8).
Indians 5, Athletics 3 Cle. 200 003 000—5 7 0 Oak. 002 001 000—3 7 0 Rodriguez, Cimber (7), Wittgren (8), Hand (9) and R.Perez; Mengden, Buchter (6), Rodney (7), Hendriks (8) and Phegley. W_Rodriguez 1-2. L_Mengden 0-1. Sv_ Hand (11). HRs_Cleveland, Perez (4). Oakland, Olson (1).
Phillies 6, Royals 1
Cubs 4, Brewers 1 Mil. 000 100 000—1 Ch. 100 010 20x—4
9 2 8 1
Chacin, Houser (7) and Grandal; Lester, Kintzler (7), Cishek (9) and Contreras. W_Lester 3-1. L_Chacin 3-4. Sv_Cishek (2). HRs_Chicago, Bryant (8).
Basketball NBA Playoffs
Harris English (10), $23,084 Beau Hossler (10), $23,084 Russell Knox (10), $23,084 David Lingmerth (10), $23,084 Curtis Luck (10), $23,084 Ryan Palmer (10), $23,084 Johnson Wagner (10), $23,084 Aaron Wise (10), $23,084 Michael Thompson (6), $18,117 Kevin Tway (6), $18,117 Rafa Cabrera Bello (6), $18,117 Bill Haas (6), $18,117 Brandon Harkins (6), $18,117 Troy Merritt (6), $18,117 Abraham Ancer (5), $17,301 Keith Mitchell (5), $17,301 J.J. Spaun (5), $17,301 Brian Stuard (5), $17,301 Daniel Chopra (4), $16,669 Branden Grace (4), $16,669 Patrick Reed (4), $16,669 Seth Reeves (4), $16,669 Dylan Frittelli (4), $16,195 Tom Hoge (4), $16,195 Brian Gay (3), $15,800 Ryan Moore (3), $15,800 Ollie Schniederjans (3), $15,800
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Wednesday, May 8 Milwaukee 116, Boston 91, Milwaukee wins series 4-1 Golden State 104, Houston 99 Thursday, May 9 Philadelphia 112, Toronto 101, series tied 3-3 Portland 119, Denver 108 Friday, May 10 Golden State 118, Houston 113, Golden State wins series 4-2 Sunday, May 12 Portland 100, Denver 96, Portland wins series 4-3 Toronto 92, Philadelphia 90 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Tuesday, May 14 Portland at Golden State, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 Toronto at Milwaukee, 4:30 p.m. All Times ADT
Hockey NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday, May 9 Boston 5, Carolina 2, Boston leads series 1-0 Saturday, May 11 San Jose 6, St. Louis 3. San Jose leads series 1-0 Sunday, May 12 Boston 6, Carolina 2, Boston leads series 2-0 Monday, May 13 St. Louis at San Jose, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Boston at Carolina, 4 p.m. All Times ADT
Soccer MLS Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 7 3 2 23 23 12 D.C. United 7 3 2 23 17 11 Montreal 6 5 2 20 15 19 NY City FC 4 1 6 18 15 12 Atlanta 5 3 2 17 12 8 Toronto FC 5 4 1 16 22 17 Columbus 5 7 1 16 12 18 Chicago 4 4 4 16 19 13 New York 4 5 2 14 16 14 Orlando City 3 5 3 12 13 17 Cincinnati 3 7 2 11 10 18 New England 3 8 2 11 14 31
WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles FC 8 1 3 27 29 8 LA Galaxy 7 4 1 22 18 16 Seattle 6 1 4 22 20 13 Houston 6 2 1 19 17 10 FC Dallas 5 4 2 17 16 14 Minnesota U. 4 4 3 15 19 18 Real Salt Lake 4 6 1 13 15 20 Vancouver 3 5 3 12 11 14 San Jose 3 6 2 11 14 22 Portland 3 6 1 10 13 21 S. Kansas City 2 4 4 10 19 19 Colorado 0 9 2 2 16 30 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Friday, May 10
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Vancouver 1, Portland 0 Saturday, May 11 Cincinnati 2, Montreal 1 New York 3, FC Dallas 1 Philadelphia 2, Toronto FC 1 New York City FC 2, LA Galaxy 0 Los Angeles FC 3, Columbus 0 New England 3, San Jose 1 Chicago 2, Minnesota United 0 Real Salt Lake 3, Colorado 2 Seattle 1, Houston 0 Sunday, May 12 Atlanta 1, Orlando City 0 D.C. United 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Wednesday, May 15 D.C. United at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Portland at Houston, 4:30 p.m. Atlanta at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Orlando City at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT
Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned LHP Gregory Soto to Double-A Erie. HOUSTON ASTROS — Selected the contract of RHP Corbin Martin. Placed INF Jose Alutve on the 10-day IL (retroactive to May 11). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Released OF Peter Bourjos. MINNESOTA TWINS — Reinstated LHP Martín Pérez from the paternity list. Reinstated C/ INF Willians Astudillo from the 10 day IL. Optioned RHP Fernando Romero and RHP Kohl Stewart to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Chad Green to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Recalled RHP Daniel Mengden from Las Vegas (PCL). Optioned RHP J.B. Wendelken to Las Vegas (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled RHP Dan Altavilla from Double-A Arkansas. Selected the contract of RHP Parker Markel from Tacoma (PCL). Placed RHP Felix Hernandez on the 10 day IL. Optioned OF Braden Bishop to Tacoma (PCL). National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Recalled LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley (IL). Optioned LHP Austin Davis to Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Dovydas Neverauskas to Indianapolis (IL). FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONS — Signed WRs Tom Kennedy and Jordan Smallwood. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed OL Kirk Barron; CB Jamar Summers; RB Mark Walton. Waived OL Connor Hilland and S Rob Rolle.
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Contact us; www.peninsulaclarion.com, email@example.com • To place an ad call 907-283-7551 LEGALS Notice of Proposed Revision to Power Cost Equalization Base Amount The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that pursuant to AS 42.45.110(c)(2) and 3 AAC 52.610(b) through (c), it has opened Docket U-19-028 to propose a revised base amount for Power Cost Equalization (PCE) calculations. AS 42.45.110(c)(2) provides in part: “each year, the commission shall adjust the power costs for which power cost equalization may be paid to an electric utility based on the weighted average retail residential rate in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau . . .” The current base amount is 19.02 cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh). The Commission proposes to adjust the base amount to 19.10¢/kWh. The proposed 19.10¢/kWh base amount is a calculation of the weighted average cost of residential energy sales within Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau during calendar year 2018. The utilities providing service to these areas during 2018 were Chugach Electric Association, Inc. (Chugach); Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA); and the Municipality of Anchorage d/b/a Municipal Light and Power Department (ML&P) in Anchorage; Golden Valley Electric Association, Inc. (GVEA) in Fairbanks; and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P) in Juneau. The proposed 19.10¢/kWh base amount calculations are as follows:
You may obtain additional information about the calculation of the proposed base amount by contacting Tariff Section Staff at the Commission’s office at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, Alaska 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To comment on this docket, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., June 7, 2019 at the Commission’s address given above or via the Commission’s website at: http://rca.alaska.gov/RCAWeb/WhatsNew/PublicNoticesComments.aspx Please reference Docket No. U-19-028 in the subject line of your comments. Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or (800) 770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to email@example.com by May 31, 2019. In addition, a public hearing will be held on June 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., in the Commission’s hearing room, 701 West Eighth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, to consider comments on the proposed action. Individuals wishing to present oral comments at the public hearing are requested to notify the Commission of that intent by June 7, 2019; however, such notification is not mandatory. The Commission, after the deadline stated above, will either adopt this or other proposals dealing with the same subject without further notice, or decide to take no action on them.
DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 10th day of May, 2019. REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA Stephen McAlpine Chairman Pub: May 13, 2019 856577
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CITY OF SOLDOTNA 177 NORTH BIRCH STREET SOLDOTNA, ALASKA 99669 Phone 907-262-9107 The City of Soldotna hereby invites qualified firms to submit a firm price for acceptance by the City for the Redoubt Avenue Asphalt Rehabilitation 2019. Scope of work includes, but is not limited to removal and replacement of existing 3” thick asphalt, upgrading curb ramps to ADA standards and several repairs to City utility infrastructure including hydrant replacements, installation of a new gate valve and installation of water and sewer services.
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A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at City Hall, 177 North Birch St. Soldotna, AK on May 21, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Attendance at the pre-bid is not required. This contract is subject to the provision of State of Alaska, Title 36, Minimum Wage Rates. The subsequent contract will require certificates of insurance and may require performance and payment bonds. L E AR N
One (1) complete set of the bid package is to be submitted to the City of Soldotna at 177 North Birch Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. These forms must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the bidder’s name on the outside and clearly marked: BID:
Redoubt Avenue Asphalt Rehabilitation 2019 SOLB 19-06
DUE DATE: June 3, 2019 at 3:00P.M The project documents may be obtained from the City of Soldotna beginning May 9, 2019 for a non-refundable fee of $20.00 (without tax). An additional non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be required if mailing is requested. Project documents may be downloaded from the City of Soldotna web site at: www.soldotna.org. It is not required to be on the planholders list to bid on City of Soldotna projects. To receive project addendums, you must be on the planholders list. To be placed on the planholders list, please contact Suzanne Lagasse either by phone (714-1241) or email email@example.com. Downloading projects from the City web site does not automatically put you on the planholders list.
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Wendy Williams Show Hot Bench Court Court Millionaire Young & Restless Mod Fam Rachael Ray ‘G’ Live with Kelly and Ryan Steve ‘PG’ Dinosaur Cat in the Sesame St.
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How I Met Your Mother ‘14’ CBS Evening News Funny You Should Ask ‘PG’ NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt Nightly Business Report ‘G’
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Parents of free-loading boy turn blind eye to son’s needs differently. How can we let that boy fall through the cracks? Mind you, he wears name-brand clothes, glasses and shoes, yet his parents do not assist him in the most important aspects of his life. I feel horrible because I don’t think it is our job to provide for him, but I try Abigail Van Buren to teach my kids empathy and responsibility. So how do I justify myself? How do I get my husband to see we can’t continue to be a crutch for these people? Or am I wrong? Help! -- TRYING TO HELP IN THE SOUTH DEAR TRYING TO HELP: Your “houseguest” may have name-brand clothes, glasses and shoes, but from your description, he is being severely neglected by his parents. That they would allow him to live with another family whom they haven’t met is shocking. That they would expect you to foot the bill for all of his needs while they pretend they don’t have a minor child for whom they are responsible is negligence. If he resumes staying with you, INSIST
that he stop acting like a guest and assume the same responsibilities you have assigned to your own children! Your husband should back you up on this. Understand that if the boy is unwilling to do that, the example being set for your children is a very poor one. Frankly, I think child protective services should have been notified about what has been going on a long time ago. DEAR READERS: This is National Women’s Health Week, so I’m offering a “gentle reminder” to make your health a priority. Eat healthy, allow time for exercise, manage your stress levels, get the sleep you need and schedule that appointment to see your doctor or dentist that you’ve been postponing. Take steps to eliminate behaviors that put you at risk -- smoking, texting while driving and not wearing a seatbelt. Your most precious possession is your health, so please take care of it. For more information, visit womenshealth. gov. -- Love, ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Hints from Heloise
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 13, 2019: This year, you advance an important project. You might be surprised by where it lands. If single, enjoy the moment and all the opportunities to meet new people. In the next year, you could meet a foreigner of interest. If you’re attached, you and your partner head in a new direction and create more opportunities. A new addition is a possibility. VIRGO is clear and succinct when speaking with you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You apparently don’t know how to just hang in there and let the chips fall where they may. Emotions are intense and seem to change quickly. Don’t push too hard to have your way. Watch; observe what happens. Tonight: You feel that you must pitch in and take charge. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Your creativity flourishes. Add many suggestions; you’ll keep experiencing a resurgence of ideas. A friend inspires you to take a leap of faith and get past a problem. You might still have mixed feelings as you watch this person take a risk and encounter a hassle. Tonight: Love the one you’re with. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Speak your mind. Don’t be surprised if you need to reiterate your message in several different ways. You’ll get through. Confusion surrounds a workrelated matter or an issue that involves a parent. You need to keep clarifying until you and others speak on the same wavelength. Tonight: Up to the wee hours. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Emotions often dominate your decisions and interactions. Today is no different. You hear news that might be very exciting, but part of the information is left out. Ask all the questions that you need to; think about the responses carefully. Tonight: A partner or loved one makes a readjustment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Get off your position on a workor health-related matter. You might feel that you’re right; you might even be right. However, being as stubborn and inflexible as you are won’t be helpful. Open up to goodwill and suggestions. Tonight: It’s your treat. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Reach out for another person
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who you care a lot about. Understand what’s motivated you to that extent. You could want to change gears but cannot until you complete a conversation. Someone demonstrates his or her caring. Tonight: Whatever makes you happy. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Take your time when handling an important matter. Your ability to get past a problem could ignite some confusion and possibly jealousy. You know what you want and why. Be more forthright and direct in the manner that you handle this problem. Tonight: Take a personal night. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Take charge of a problem; don’t worry or think back to other alternatives. You are where you are. Confusion could surround a creative endeavor and draw an odd set of issues. Tonight: As you like it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You feel that using a must-do occasion to convey an important message is important. Right now, clarity won’t be easy to achieve; you’ll want to approach the situation differently. Tonight: Count on being up to the wee hours. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Detach from a volatile situation. You might feel that you’re right; you might even be right. However, understanding where others are coming from is important. With that comprehension, making peace will be easy. Tonight: Time for some mind candy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH One-on-one relating could take you down a difficult path. Make sure that this route is the one you want. You’ll ultimately gain, and you might learn a lot. Be open to different lifestyles and thinking. Tonight: Don’t assume that your way of doing things is the only way. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Others seek you out; they feel that you might have the correct answer. What you do and when you do it could be more significant than you think they are. One person in your life who can be, and frequently is, very fussy shares some important information. Tonight: Go with the status quo. BORN TODAY Musician Stevie Wonder (1950), comedian Stephen Colbert (1964), basketball player Dennis Rodman (1961)
FAST FACTS Dear Readers: Here are a few safety measures for the kitchen: * Always pat dry the foods you plan to fry. Hot grease and water cause splattering, which can be both dangerous and painful. * Never leave cooking food unattended. * Always turn the handle on a pot away from the front of the stove to avoid anyone knocking it off while walking by. * When taking a lid off a pot, always tilt it away from you. * Always keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. -- Heloise WOOD POLISHING Dear Heloise: I have real wood paneling in my new home, but I’m worried about cleaning it. I don’t want a waxy buildup from furniture polish. What do you suggest? -- Vera W., Harwood, Md. Vera, I have a solution that cleans fingerprints, mild dirt and dust off wood paneling, but as always, test on an inconspicuous place first. Mix 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts water. Dip a clean rag in the solution, wring it out to remove excess water and wipe the surface of the wood. Dry and polish with a clean cloth. -- Heloise FOOT MASSAGE Dear Heloise: My job requires that I stand for long periods of time. By the time I get home, my feet are killing me. I take a tennis ball and place it under my foot while I’m seated and roll it back and forth. This is an easy way to give my tired feet a massage. -- Bernadette V., Manchester, N.H.
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DEAR ABBY: My 15-year-old son has a friend who stayed with us for five months during football and basketball season because he didn’t have transportation to early-morning practices. In the beginning it was one night, then it eventually became full weeks, full months and so on. We treated him like our own, providing food, washing clothes, giving him snack money. But when I asked him to assist with basic house chores, he would laugh and find ways to not help. It would frustrate me but, not knowing him too well, I let it slide. We have never met his parents, and neither of them reached out to express gratitude for taking care of their kid. They have three other kids, and the pattern seems to be the same -- pawn them off on other people. Thankfully, the athletic season changed, and the boys were in different sports, so we got a break from supporting an extra person in February. My concern is, he is coming around again needing rides to school. I feel it is not my problem. This has led to some heavy discussions with my husband. I feel the boy’s parents or grandparents need to take responsibility for assuring their child makes it to practice, has extra money to purchase snacks and rides to and from school. He sees it
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Schools Nikiski North Star Elementary You won’t want to miss the 5th grade musical, “The Phantom of the Music Room.” This will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the NNS gym. Please have all performers arrive by 5:45 p.m. Please join us for a retirement party honoring Monica Heath on Wednesday, May 15. The reception will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held in the NNS library. The 3rd annual NNS jog-a-thon fundraiser will take place on Friday, May 17. This is our main fundraiser of the year and an opportunity for students to raise money for our school and get some healthy exercise in the process. The money raised from the fundraiser will help pay for field trips and other special activities for students throughout the year. Students have their fundraising packets and a reminder that any donations are appreciated. Monday, May 20 is 5th grade promotion! This event will take place in the NNS gym beginning at 9:15 a.m. Also, the pre-K will graduate on Wednesday, May 22. The ceremony will be in the library beginning at 9:15 a.m. If you need more information, please call the school office at 776-2600. Please remember to check the lost and found. Items not claimed by Wednesday, May 22 will be donated to charity.
Only eight school days to go! Upcoming Events – Please mark your calendar: — Tuesday, May 14, Band and Choir Concert at Soldotna High School – 7 p.m. — Thursday, May 16, 6th Grade Visitation to Skyview Middle School — Friday, May 17, Activity Night – Afterschool 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Parent volunteers needed. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District volunteer approval is required to attend. Please contact the school at 260-2500 if you can help. — Monday, May 20, Yearbook Assembly — Tuesday, May 21, Regular Class Day — Wednesday, May 22, Last Day of School for Students — 8th Grade Celebration of Academic Achievement / Awards Ceremony / Talent Show / Field Day. The 8th Grade Celebration Ceremony and 7th/8th Grade Awards Ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. in the Skyview Middle School Gym. Awards and recognition to be presented will include: GPA, Perfect Attendance, Physical Education, Art, Band/Choir, Shop, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Soldotna Chamber of the Quarter and Outstanding Masonic Student. Talent show to follow. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Field Day for students will follow lunch. Avery Willets was chosen as the Chamber Student of the Quarter. He was honored at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, May 8. Congratulations Avery! All track athletes need to turn in their Skyview track uniform, sweatshirt and sweatpants to Mr. Dwyer as soon as possible or a fee will be charged. All library books are due. Please contact Mrs. Miller in the library with any questions. All fees are due. Please contact Mrs. Eck in the office with any questions or concerns. Congratulations to the April/May Students of the Month! Kael Aamodt, Kadee Adams, Alianne Benson, Haven Bower, Montana Bowman, Jay Brott, Jakob Brown, Tori Burk, Nicholas Calhoun, Bridget Cameron, Riley Caston, Archer Chadburn, Trystan Cole, Sarah Coon, Elijah Corbett, Michael Cornell, Brianna Ehret, David Fairbanks, Shaun Firmin, Jacob Fleming, Kiara Forkner, Nolan Freeman, Laurel Gagnon, Jadrik Gates, AnnaMae Gilliam, Ariana Gonzales, Rowan Gottlob, Josh Hall, Paige Hammerle, Gavin Hanson, Michael Harmon, Logan Hart, Heath Hart, Cody Henley, James Hindman, Katie Hinz, Lucy Hollon, Kristen Houser, Abby Hugarte, Emma Hunter, Aurora Jacobs, Anita Jelliff, Gavin Jones, Josie Josephson, Cameron LaRoque, Lyrad Larson, Chelsea Ann Lawrence, Morgan Lemm, Breanna Lewis, Amara Lewis, Taylor Lightfoot, Deighton Luck, Josh Lynner, Elissa Lyons, Salvatore MacMaster, Brandi Martin, Kyle Matson, Avry McDonald, Taylor McNeel, Miah Mead, Jace Meehan, Cassius Miller, Sunny Miller, Sonia Montague, Jacoby Moore, Alyssa Murphy, Trentin Myers, Josiah Nyman, Jeramiah Payton, Jessica Phegley, Cole Radeck, Destiny Richie, Dakota Richie, Ali Riley, Jolene Riske, Meg Roberts, Kayley Rogers, Parker Rose, Aryanna Schneider, Aubree Schneider, Jaden Seifert, Josie Sheridan, Mandi Sisley, Teagun Slaughter, Kevin Steger, Tate Stewart, Ian Thomas, Cody Thompson, Spencer Thornton, Lee Tobin, Riley Tucker, Zaraphina Tucker, Ala Tuisaula, Emma Updike, Benjamin Veh, Ian Wardas, Charisma Watkins, Haiden Wilkinson, Krystin Yeager The Skyview Pool will be CLOSED May 20 through May 31 for yearly maintenance. Please visit the Skyview Blog > Pool page for the Summer Pool Schedule and Swim Lesson information. 2019-2020 Fall Registration Dates for Skyview at Skyview Middle School: Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m.-noon: NEW to KPBSD and Connection/homeschool students; Thursday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon: all 7th grade students; Thursday, Aug. 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.: all 8th grade students To all Skyview Middle School parents, guardians, volunteers, students and staff — Have a safe and enjoyable summer!
Pops Concert – 7 p.m. — Thursday, May 16, High School Soccer Regions @ Homer —Friday, May 17, High School Soccer Regions @ Homer; High School Track Regions @ Soldotna — Saturday, May 18, High School Soccer Regions @ Homer — High School Track Regions @ Soldotna UPCOMING DATES: — May 20, Graduation 7 p.m. — May 22, Last Day of School — May 24-25, State Track Meet @ Palmer Yearbooks are in and there is a limited number left! They are $65 and available in the front office. Congratulations to Garrett Ellis for being the Elks Student of the Month for May and also the Elks Student of the Year!
The final band concert of the school year will be Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the K-Beach Gym.
Our Kindergarten Spring Concert will be May 15 @2:30 p.m. in our gym. Come join us to watch what are kindergartners have been working on all year! Our 1st and 3rd graders are hosting a zoo museum in our gym on May 16 all afternoon. Come ask our experts questions and find all about their animals. Our Bike Rodeo will be May 16 4:30-6 p.m. We ask that all children participating wear their helmet. We will have helmets on sale at the rodeo for $5. May 22 we will be having an award ceremony in the gym, parents are welcome to attend. Intermediate awards will be held 9:00-10:00 am. Primary awards will be held 10:15-11:15 a.m. On the last day of school we will be having our field day. Students will end with field day from 1-3 p.m. If your background check has been approved by the District we would love to have you, volunteer!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: — May 14, Parent PACK Meeting 7:30 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. in the library — May 22, last day of school Reading Counts at Soldotna Elementary! Congratulations to the week seven classroom winners: Kyah Effenbeck, Chase Dixon, Carlie Allen, Everett Warren, Cody Tunks, Riley Vacek, Rebekah Pieh, David Whiddon and Zachary Bouscher. The library staff at Soldotna Elementary would like to thank The Parent PACK and Revolution Sport and Spine Therapy for donating prizes to make the Spring Reading Counts Program a success. The students and staff at Soldotna Elementary would like to thank The Andeavor Foundation for a very generous grant for the purchase of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) materials for the library. We added over 400 new books to the collection.
Mountain View Elementary
Our final spirit day of the school year is “Dress Like a Teacher Day” on Friday, May 17. Wednesday, May 22 is the last day of school. Our lost and found is overflowing. Please stop by and look for any lost items. If your child owes lunch money please try to pay this back before the end of the school year. If your student has any library books checked out please turn them in as soon as possible.
Soldotna High School
The Soldotna High School and Skyview Middle School Spring Concert will be held on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Soldotna High School auditorium. Admission is free. Final PTSA meeting of the year will be Monday, May 13, at 5 p.m. in the SoHi Staff lounge. The final Parents of Seniors meeting will follow the May 13th PTSA meeting at 6 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge. SoHi Graduation is May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sports Center. SoHi PTSA is excited to announce that the PTSA voted to give out three $500 scholarships this year. PTSA is going to stick with the same application as last year so it should be a smooth process. There is a whole new PTSA board this year and things haven’t quite hit their stride yet. If you need anything from PTSA to get these applications out, please Nikiski Middle/High email Maryanne Rog— Monday, May 13, Girls Soccer Banquet – 6 p.m. ers at mailto: qtpa2t76@ — Tuesday, May 14, Senior Awards Night – 7 p.m. gmail.com The after— Wednesday, May 15, Middle and High School school tutoring buses
will start running on 8/28. There are two buses that leave at 4:15 p.m.. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at mailto:email@example.com. ak.us or call 260-7036. Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at http://www.neffco.com. Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it any way you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift!
SoHi Pool Schedule
M, W, F Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m. Sports Calendar: http://www.arbiterlive.com/ Teams?entityId=21192 or http://www.asaa365. com/ There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose. If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: http://www. parchment.com to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace — rather than the US mail — to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way! FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades. If you order your transcript when we are in second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment — that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.
The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Friendship — To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring. — Monday, May 13, Darch/Stroh SeaLife Center overnight trip @ 2 p.m. — Tuesday, May 14, Abraham/Short SeaLife Center overnight trip returns@ 2 p.m. — Wednesday, May 15, Kindergarten Concert @ 6 p.m. Band Concert @ TBD _ Thursday, May 16, 5th grade Jumpin Junction @ 12:30 p.m.; 3rd/4th grade End of Quarter Celebration @ 3 p.m. — Friday, May 17, 1st/2nd grade End of Quarter Celebration @ 1:30 p.m.; 5th Grade Graduation @ 2 p.m.; End of year BBQ & Carnival @ 6 p.m. Upcoming Events — May 20, Field Day — May 21, Science Day — May 22, Last Day of School-Beach Day Volunteers Volunteers are welcome any time at Kaleidoscope! Background checks and volunteer training are required for each school year to be an approved volunteer. Go to http://kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/ wpmu/volunteers for the links. Background checks may take up to two weeks to be processed. Volunteer Indemnification forms are to be completed two days before each study trip.
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personal quest to find the animal. He was skeptical until two years ago, when a friend who put out baited hooks to catch the creature reported that something very big had shredded his fishing gear. “This could lead to an exciting new discovery,” said Wright, senior scientist with a regional Aleut tribal organization. Residents from lakeside villages say these are no imaginary tales. The observations over the years are often consistent, of huge aquatic creatures, often shark-like in appearance. “It’s just part of life out here,” said Gary Nielsen, owner of the general store in Kokhanok and a longtime fisherman. “A lot of old-timers refuse to travel on the lake because of it.” Two years ago, he and other village residents saw what looked like a group of creatures swimming on the surface for a few seconds. They were about a mile away when he spotted them through bin-
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na after a successful first year, and Cothran said he expects an even better round of adventure films. “There’s a wide variety of films about paddling,” Cothran said. “Some celebrate the high levels of adventure, others the resiliency of the human spirit. There are family-oriented films. There’s a whole range of movies that I think will interest every-
oculars. The longest was very large, maybe 65 feet long, he said. Others were slightly smaller. “They were gigantic” but didn’t appear to be whales, he said. “I have no idea what we saw.” There could be plausible explanations for some sightings, said Forrest Bowers, a biologist with the state’s commercial fisheries division. Beluga whales following salmon up the Kvichak River from the Pacific Ocean, he said. Or maybe it’s the seals, appearing extra-large because of visual distortions. Then again, who knows. “It’s a big lake,” he said. “And there are likely things we don’t know about big lakes like that.” Wright believes the animals are large sleeper sharks that can grow 20 feet long and far outlive humans — like their better-studied cousins, Greenland sharks, the planet’s longest-living vertebrate that can remain alive more than 300 years. They’re somehow visiting or living in the freshwater lake. Some believe it’s sturgeon. Those can grow 20 feet long. “There’s definitely
something down there,” and it’s big, said Mark Stigar, a retired colonel and former chief aviation officer for the Alaska Army National Guard until 2003. Stigar, who owns a summer house in Iliamna, offered five years ago to help Wright find the animal — by occasionally fishing for it. Stigar didn’t think he’d find anything unusual. But one day in July 2017, he and his brother-in-law pulled up the heavy-duty, 200-foot longline they’d stretched across the lake bottom after baiting 14 hooks with salmon heads. A big 4-inch, stainlesssteel snap was gone, along with the thick, nylonbraided cord holding the hook. Another metal snap was bent. One nylon cord was “sawed” in two, a second hook missing. “The cord was abraded in two spots,” Stigar said. “It had been cut with animal’s teeth.” A 38-pound anchor set on the lake bottom to hold the longline was dragged some 50 yards, based on GPS measurements when it was dropped into more than 100 feet of water, he said. The line was “tangled into a messy ball.”
He doesn’t believe the damage was the work of the seals — the ones he’s seen are too small — and the line was too deep for a boat to hit it. “At that point, I decided I don’t won’t to catch the thing anymore, because there’s truly something here,” Stigar said. “And if it is a sleeper shark, it may be oldest living creature on the planet.” Sean Brennan, a University of Washington researcher who studies the lake’s seals, said he wouldn’t rule out a “clever, determined” seal as the culprit. They eat salmon and one reportedly weighed nearly 200 pounds. “I don’t know,” he said. “These seals are really strong swimmers, and they definitely have sharp teeth.” In 1959, Sports Afield magazine reported that something had ripped away tackle as a group fished for the animal, snapping a stainless-steel cable “like it was thread” and snatching moose-meat bait. But why haven’t carcasses of odd creatures turned up dead along the lake? Why aren’t there any
known pictures of the animal? In 1980, the Anchorage Daily News offered $100,000 over five months for tangible evidence, and scientific verification, that a creature unknown to science lived in Iliamna. The award would be worth more than $300,000 today. Nobody won. Robbin La Vine, an Anchorage anthropologist, said she and a colleague got a good look at an odd creature in summer 2008 as their water taxi flew low over the lake on a clear, calm day. It looked like a grayish fish maybe 15 feet in length, with a long head, prominent tail and fins on its side, swimming in shallow water. “It was kind of twisting, like stirring up the sandy bottom,” she said. “At first I thought it was two seals twisting, but then I realized it was one animal. It was definitely more fishlike than whale-like.” Tim La Porte, owner of Iliamna Air Taxi, vividly remembers seeing it in July 1977 as he and passengers banked near the lake’s surface. The group spotted something very fish-like for a few seconds, maybe 15 feet long based
on the size of a nearby skiff. “It arched its back and hit the water, which was glassy calm, and this wake radiated out from the great big splash,” he said. “We saw a great, big tail going sideways, back and forth, going down.” “I don’t believe it’s a whale, and it didn’t act like the seals we’ve seen for years, so who knows,” he said. Wright said this June he plans to lower what will be the first deep-water video camera used to find the animal, part of an $8,000 system he purchased. Stigar has volunteered to operate it. Wright says he’ll collect water samples in search of DNA. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have offered to help identify sleeper sharks or other known animals that might be in Iliamna, Wright said. “If we see a new species, that would be pretty fascinating,” Wright said. “And if I find a sleeper shark, that’s worth the effort too. There will be plenty of questions about why they’re there and how do they make a living.”
one. “I’m excited to see the whole (range of) films myself.” Walker said after a great turnout last year, the decision to host the film festival again wasn’t hard to make. “It’s a great way to bring people together at the beginning of the season and get excited for summer,” Walker said. Cothran said the Kenai paddling fest is featuring films from the Paddling Film Festival World Tour — a change from 2018 when
he and Walker brought in films from a different film tour, the National Paddling Film Festival. “We felt the quality of films would be a little bit better,” he said. Since 2006, the World Tour fest has showcased the love and passion for the world of paddling, whether it be the gnashing white-water rapids or relaxed, sauntering rivers around the globe. The list includes films shot in Alaska, Greenland, Nepal and South Africa. The 2019 World Tour
fest includes more than 100 stops across North America, Europe and Australia, as well as the first one ever held in Japan. The only other stop in Alaska was in Fairbanks on Friday. “It’s one of the largest paddling events in the world in terms of number of people,” Cothran said. There will also be a gear swap to benefit the Kenai Watershed Forum. The gear swap is a chance not only for paddlers, but also bikers, skiers and campers alike to drop off unused outdoor equipment or to
pick out new stuff. Gear can be dropped off from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sports Complex, with the swap taking place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Food will also be provided by Yo Tacos. Cothran estimated about 80 people showed up for last year’s inaugural showing, when his love for white-water paddling combined with Walker’s ambition to bring the world tour to Soldotna, and hopes that this weekend’s event will pull in 100 or more. Cothran said all proceeds will go towards river con-
servation and to support paddling on the peninsula, noting that some of that support will go to the American Canoe Association, which is looking to start a club chapter on the peninsula. The Kenai River Paddling Film Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at Peninsula Power Sports, and $15 on the day of the show, and admission includes a free digital subscription to Paddling Magazine.
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