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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaOne Dollar saturday March 21, 2015 Fairbanks daily a lews Miner the voice of Interior Alaska since 1903 inside today Doyon limited elects new Board members at its annual Interior a4bill would increase License fee higher Hunting and fishing licenses prices would help pay for conservation efforts by Matt Buxton Buxton a a Juneau a a Healy legislator is recommending raising the Price for resident Hunting and fishing licenses and a big Hill for nonresident licenses and tag fees to help pay for state conservation efforts. House Bill 137 by Republican rep. Dave Talerico would increase fees for resident sport fishing and Hunting licenses by $5, to $20 and $30 respectively and raise nonresident tag fees Good proposed changes to resident rates a sport fishing $15 to $20 a Hunting $25 to $30 a Hunting trapping $39 to $45 a trapping $15 to $20 a Hunting fishing $29 to $45 a Hunting fishing trapping $53 to $60 a Low income combination no change $5 a waterfowl tag $5 to $10 a King Salmon $10 to $15 a Brown Bear tag no change $25 a Musk oxen no change $500 30 percent to 50 percent depending on the animal. The fees have not been touched by the legislature in More than 20 years and the collected Revenue is far Short of covering the Alaska department of fish and games operating budget. Talerico presented the Bill to the House resources committee on Friday saying people who take advantage of Hunting and fishing to fill their Freezer or make a living off Hunting and fishing generally Are supportive of helping to pay for the conservation of those resources. A a in be always from a personal perspective taken a lot of Pride in being part of the system a he said. Outdoors men have forever supported wildlife conservation and in our Talerico said with impending budget cuts his Bill is a Way to help protect the states conservation efforts to ensure there a enough fish and game in future years. A one of my fears is that if our research and our data goes away we 11 have to manage conservatively which May mean that we could be giving up some opportunities for Alaska residents a he said. The proposed changes had Broad support among fishing and Hunting groups a both Industry and sportsmen groups a that testified to the committee on Friday. Licenses a3 the weather. Partly Cloudy skies w Ith warm weather. High today.36 Low tonight.11 weather �a9 Aurora forecast. Auroral activity will be moderate. Weather permitting displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to Talkeetna. This information is provided by Aurora forecasters it it the Geo Hyt a Cal Institute a the University of Alaska Fairbanks for More information about the Aurora vis a it a. Edu a pro Afore it ast fans watch Eddie Dayton of big Lake and his team race out of the starting Chute during the first Day of the open North american championship at the Jeff Studdert race grounds behind mushers Hall on Friday. The mushers race a 20.9-mile route fridas and saturday and a 28.6-mile route sunday i Kin Cut met a ssh x news Minek off to state West Valley girls Monroe Catholic boys reach state basketball finals. Sports Page b1 a big race Clay for the Onack a smallest team by Danny Martin Dmartin re de Clifford started w Ith the Only single digit team in fridays first heat of the 70th annual Sci open North american championship sled dog race. Clifford and his nine dogs were mane vering along the 20.9-mile course for an honorary reason. In Cliffords first Ona entry since 1993, he and read about fridays race inside a sports b1 his dog team Are paying tribute to Keith Bryar the 1965 race Winner and Stepfather of Danae Bryar Cliffords Girlfriend. A a it a the 50th anniversary of his win and subsequent retirement from the sport a said Clifford a 49-year-old ups employee from Raymond new Hampshire. A the retired that Winter and met her mom a Clifford said. A they were living up Here and he fell madly in love w Ith her mom. He brought her and Danae Home with him and they made a life together in new a few factors such As weather and Quality of his dogs led to Clifford deciding to Start the Gnack a first heat with nine dogs. Onack a3 Ona shuttle buses a buses will run each race Day from the West Mark Fairbanks hotel and convention Center to trax outdoor Center on old Steese Highway to the mushers Hall. The buses run from 11 30 . To 4 . Each Day and will leave the hotel about every 30 minutes. The race continues today and sunday. Race spectating a spectating areas for the race Are at mushers Hall the Fairbanks Golf course and a Section of Creamer s Field where it meets the Edge of the Alaska dog mushers association trails. Spectators w i10 Park in the Creamer s Field parking lot can walk about a half mile from there to the viewing Highway ice Jam Breaks floods Dalton Highway in eight spots. Interior Page a4 sourdough Jack Quot had me a dog once look exactly like that St proposed Bill focuses on hemp Industry framework by Matt Buxton Mai Xton it Juneau a its unclear whether Alaska would be a prime candidate for growing Industrial hemp but a Bill in the legislature could help figure that out. Senate Bill 8 by Anchorage democratic sen. Johnny Polis proposes to establish the regulatory framework and research needed to allow hemp Industry to gain a foothold in the state. The Bill was heard in the Senate resources committee on Friday afternoon. Because of recent changes in Federal Law Industrial hemp Pilot projects and production have launched in 19 states according to a representative from the National conference of state Legislatures who testified. Senate Bill 8 Aims to take advantage of greater Federal leniency to set up state regulations for the Industry including licensing of hemp growers and clarifies that hemp is separate from the recently legalized marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana Are varieties of the cannabis Plant. While marijuana has High Levels of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol or the Industrial hemp normally is defined As effectively without the and is popular for a variety of non drug uses. Senate Bill 8 would require Industrial hemp to have less than 0.3 percent the. Both Matsu Borough mayor Larry Devilbiss and Alaska farm Bureau Board president Bryce Wrigley testified in support of Industrial hemp. Hemp a a3warm Days cold nights Lead to More crashes by Dorothy Chomic Dick it mice Ltd m warm daytime temperatures and below freezing nights Are causing an increase in traffic collisions in the Fairbanks area according to Alaska state troopers. Though accidents Are up All Over town Chena hot Springs Road seems to be getting More than its fair share trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said. A there have been 14 in the last three Days that have either been on Chena 1 lot Springs Road or at the Steese exit a Peters said. A a that a just one example of one area but certainly its sticking out in our dispatchers minds. Mile 2 seems to be a particularly bad Peters cautioned motorists to be on their a Best driving behave or and not let the gorgeous weather Lull them into a false sense of Security. Roads a a3 inside classified�b5 comics �a8 dearabby�a7 markets �b4 obituaries�a5 opinion �a6 a sports Lilia

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