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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaOne Dollar Friday july 3, 2015 Fairbanks Sid Aily news mine the voice of Interior Alaska since 190 inside today fourth of july weekend activities kicking off in the Fairbanks Interior a4 pot Board hears 1st round the weather. Partl it Cloudy skies today highs in the upper 60s. High today.67 Low tonight.52 Sunrise 3 15 . Sunset 12 32 . Weather a a9speedway Musher Lance Macke finds new racing habit at North pole Speedway. Sports Page 01on the Hunt Hunting education program needs More Volunteer instructors. Outdoors Page b1chitina update after Strong week Copper River forecast slows Dow n for fourth of july dip netters. Outdoors Page b1 sourdough Jack time to Start up the of Barbecue again attendees listen during the marijuana control Board meeting in the legislative t Hamber room on thursday Eric i news Miner marijuana panel agrees to list of proposed rules by Matt Buxton Mil Xton. New skin exx it a the newly appointed marijuana control boards first meeting ran nearly six meandering hours As its members settled into their new roles but it produced a list of four proposed changes to alaskans marijuana Laws. The Board by unanimous vote signed off on a wish list of statutory changes it wants the Alaska legislature to change in last years ballot measure that legalized commercial marijuana. The Board met in Fairbanks. The four issues include allowing cannabis dubs updating the criminal Law clarify ing the difference Between a personal grow and an illegal operation and giving villages the ability to opt out of commercial marijuana sales. During the Campaign sponsors said communities and villages that did no to want commercial mar Ijuana sales could opt out. But the language used in the initiative is proving to be a problem. The initiative refers to a local governments but Cynthia Franklin the executive director of the marijuana control Board and the alcoholic beverage control Board said the words already hav e a Clear definition in state Law and the definition does no to include villages or unincorporated areas. A local government includes municipalities but does not include villages Quot she said. We attempted to write a regulation to say they can opt out like municipalities. But this is an area where we went out Ltd of Bounds they left villages out the proposal asks the legislature to allow both unincorporated communities and federally recognized tribes to opt out. The legislature attempted to grapple with the Issue of marijuana sales in Rural areas. Discreet deliveries co owners Larry Stamper left and Rocky Burns right give comment during the marijuana control Board meeting. One proposal would have banned All commercial marijuana activities outside of organized municipalities but the legislators ultimately took no action on the Issue. Much of the Public testimony the Board received at the meeting was on the desire for the state to allow businesses where people can use marijuana. Tina Smith a Wasilla resident who drove to Fairbanks to attend the meeting said she used medical marijuana hut she had no Legal place to use it because she was travelling. A i have not been Able to partake in cannabis while staving in the hotel for this visit to Fairbanks. There is no social club i can visit to partake. 1 have no Legal options Quot she said. A smoking in my car Means smoking in Public. A social club w Ould cover that Maruyana �a5 Ben Adams who describes himself As Alaska s pot attorney sports a marijuana Leaf Necktie he purchased on Amazon for $6 As he listens to discussions on draft regulations. 1 re Engman news Miner photos know your fire rules for Holiday weekend by Weston Morrow Morrow i n ewsm1 of with Alaska on Pace for a record fire season being aware of burning restrictions this fourth of july weekend becomes especially important. Whether you re planning a backyard Barbecue overnight camping trip or fireworks display knowing what Type of burning is allowed can mean the difference Between a weekend of fun a citation or even a Misdemeanour charge. Fireworks Are still banned in the Fairbanks North tar Borough a that includes state land inside the Borough according to the division of forestry. So if you re planning a trip to the Chena River state recreation area fireworks will still be banned. Fireworks also Are banned in some other boroughs As Well As in the municipality of Anchorage and in game management units 9,17, 18,19 and 21, which cover most of Southwest Alaska. People think contacts for specific advice or to request an open Burn permit Contact the division of forestry at 451-2631. Inside a fourth of july activities planned around the Fairbanks area.�a4 ing of using fireworks in other boroughs should Check local bans before doing so. Burning in the Matakuska Sustina Borough still is banned. Fireworks use on the Kenai Peninsula Borough is banned though campfires and Barbecue use is allowed. In the Tok area campfires and Barbecue use is allowed but Burn barrels and debris burning remains prohibited. In the Delta Junction area campfires and Barbecue use is allowed and open burning is allowed with a valid permit. On Alaska Bureau of land management lands Hrew works and open fires Are banned except on the North slope. Fires Are permitted in established fire rings and Barbecue grills at campsites. Charcoal and propane Barbecue use m fireproof containers is allowed. Fireworks Are banned on All Federal Park and preserve lands in the state but campfires May be allowed depending on each Parks current restrictions. In the Yukon Charley Rivers National preserve campfires Are now allowed in the preserve. They had been banned because of the High Lii danger. In Denali National Park and preserve campfires and open fires in designated fire pits Are allowed in Riley Creek Savage River and Tek Lanika River campgrounds As Well As in the 1980 Park additions and the preserve. Open fires still Are banned in the w wilderness portions of the Park s Bac country. Fire use a a5 Man charged Tor bad checks by Dorothy Chomicz sch it Mic Zig Fairbanks police have arrested a Man for reportedly writing $30,000 Worth of bad checks to area residents and businesses. Tyler Rifley. 21, of Fairbanks was charged w Ith 27 counts of issuing a bad Check after he turned himself in to police on wednesday night. Rifley wrote dozens of checks for purchases ranging from merchandise to a vehicle according to City spokeswoman Amber Courtney. The checks were written in a one month period mostly in May. Police also Are investigating Rifley for defrauding an online Check processing company for about $25,000. Rifley Likely will face additional charges of issuing a had Check As Well As new charges of second degree theft and scheming to defraud according to Courtney. Police Are asking anyone with information about Rifley a activities to Contact investigator Andrew Adams at 450-6550. Contact staff ice itch Dorothy Chomicz at 4i9-7ss20 foliate her on to Itter c fac crime report Polar bears in peril amid global warming by Mark Thiessen ass h i a l l d press Anchorage a Polar bears Are at risk of dying Oft if humans done to reverse the trend of global w arming a Blunt l a. Government report filed thursday said. A the single most important step for Polar Bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming the . Fish and wildlife sen ice said in a draft recovery plan part of the process after the Agency listed the species As threatened in 2008. A Short of action that effectively addresses the primary cause of diminishing sea ice it is unlikely that Polar bears w ill be recovered. Halting Arctic warming will require a global commitment said Jenifer Kohout the fish and wildlife services regional program manager and a co chair of the Polar Bear recovery team. A in the meantime the fish and wildlife service and its partners Are committed to doing everything within our control to give the bears a Chance to survive while we await global action a she said during a teleconference thursday. Greenhouse Gas emissions contribute to global warming which is reducing the amount of summer sea ice in the Arctic. Bears a a5 inside classified cd i comic s�b4 i deaf abby�a8 Faith �b3 markets d4 obituaries a7 opinion�a6

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