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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Winchester, VirginiaSee us on the web wow. Winchester Star. Com 75� monday August 31, 2 0 15 120th year no. 50 Winchester Virginia 22601 the Winchester Star bulletin Board. A7 classified ads. B5 comics. A8 dear Abby. A9 editorials. A4 6 08566 00037 5 miss your paper Call 665 4946 from 7 to 10 a. Office 8 a. To 5 p. M., 667 3200 today s forecast 85 mostly Cloudy with a 20% Chance of rain. West winds at 5 Mph. Partly Cloudy turning Clear at night. West winds at 5 Mph. High full report a10 Low two sections 20 pages 65 local. A6 nation. A5 obituaries. A2 out of the past. A9 sports. B1 on Winchester Star. Com Check out the digital replica of today s edition on the web site and read your paper online every morning. Mount Mckinley renamed alaskans have sought change to Denali for decades by Josh Lederman and Mark Thiessen associated press Washington the Obama administration will change the name of North America s tallest Mountain Peak from mount Mckinley to Denali the White House said sunday a major symbolic gesture to Alaska natives on the eve of president Barack Obama s historic visit to Alaska. By renaming the Peak Denali an Athabasca word meaning the High one Obama waded into a sensitive and decades old conflict Between residents of Alaska and Ohio. Alaskans have informally called the Mountain Denali for years but the Federal government recognizes its name invoking the 25th president William Mckinley who was born in Ohio and assassinated Early in his second term. With our own sense of reverence for this place we Are officially renaming the Mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska natives and the Strong support of the people of Alaska said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The announcement came As Obama prepared to open a three Day visit to Alaska aimed at infusing fresh urgency into his Call to action on climate change. To the dismay of some Alaska republicans the White House has choreographed the trip to showcase melting glaciers and other cherished natural wonders in Alaska that Obama says Are threatened by warmer temperatures. But Obama s visit is also geared toward displaying Solidarity with Alaska natives who face immense economic challenges and have warned of insufficient help from the Federal government. As his first Stop after arriving in Anchorage on monday Obama planned to hold a listening session with Alaska natives. The president was also sex Jeff Taylor / the Winchester Star Daniel Morgan Middle school sixth graders Markus Reaves left and Nasir Naz Nix spent their summer vacation from school volunteering to help build a habitat for humanity Home on North Kent Street with construction director David Donivan. Two sixth graders praised for help at habitat build by Derek Gomes the Winchester Star Winc Hester m a r k u s Reaves and Nasir a z in x spent Many mornings this past summer at a construction site on North Kent Street. The 11 year old boys must wait a few years before they can earn a paycheck but for now they Volunteer building Homes for the local chapter of habitat for humanity. And while the nonprofit organization does not permit them to Wield Power tools the youngsters have offered invaluable help on one of habitat s construct Ion or o j e c t is a i d David Donivan the group s construct Harvest time Ginger Perry / the Winchester Star Trevino Acebedo unloads his picking bag into a Large bin As he picks York apples on Friday at West Oak farm owned by Joe Snapp in Southern Frederick county. Predictions Call for this year s crop to be about the same size As last year s 2.5 million bushels. Apple crop on Pace to match last year s Harvest by Val Van meter the Winchester Star Winchester the Apple crop in the Northern Shenandoah Valley is on track to equal last year s Harvest. That s the message from local Apple producers As they gear up for the Start of prime Apple picking season next week. We have a pretty Good crop said Diane Kearns president of fruit Hill Orchard which owns or manages 3,000 acres of local Orchards. Kearns expects fruit Hill to Harvest about the same volume As last year 1.4 million bushels a big chunk of the 2.5 million bushels expected to be harvested locally. Last year Virginia the countr y s sixth largest Apple producer har vested about 195 million pounds of apples which equals about 4.6 million bushels according to David Kanpf director of the Eastern Mountain Region of the u. S. Department of agriculture s National agricultural statistics service which covers Virginia West Virginia Kentucky Tennessee and North Carolina. There Are 733 Apple Orchards in Virginia and most Are under 15 acres says the Virginia farm Bureau. In a Harvest forecast published aug. 12, Kanpf said Apple growers across Virginia reported that they expected to Harvest 210 million pounds or just about 5 million shots possibly fired off pedestrian mall by Derek Gomes the Winchester Star Winchester City police responded to reports of an altercation Between two men Early saturday morning in an Alley off the Loudoun Street mall. As officers who were on foot patrol approached the scene at about 1 20 a. M., they heard what they believed to be two gunshots according to sgt. Frank Myrtle of the Winchester police department. Officers made Contact with one Man in the Alley located off the 100 Block of North Loudoun Street and later saturday morning found the second Man who was apparently involved. Neither Man was injured during the alleged altercation. No charges have been filed and no firearms have been confiscated at this time Myrtle said sunday. The men involved knew each other he added. We Don t believe this was a random act of violence Myrtle said and we Don t believe the Public is in any danger. Myrtle declined to release the names of those involved or any further details about the incident saying that it remains under investigation. V anyone with information about the incident is asked to Call the crime solvers hotline at 540 665 8477 or the Winchester police department s criminal investigations division at 540 545 4704. Contact Derek Gomes at domes Winchester Star. Com Ida red apples Ripen on a tree in an Orchard at West Oak farm. Markus 11, spent his summer vacation giving Back to his Community by helping to build a habitat for humanity Home. See habitat Page a7 see Denali Page a5 see apples Page a10 by Alanna Durkin associated press Baxter state Park m Aine when Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the appalachian Trail he anticipated the Solitude that Only wilderness can bring not a rolling monthlong frat party. Shelters where he thought he could catch a Good night s sleep while listening to the sounds of nature were instead filled with trash Graffiti and people who seemed More interested in partying All night said Spencer who finished the entire Trail last month in just 99 Days. I wanted the Solitude. I wanted to experience nature he said. I like to drink and to have a Good time but i did t want that to follow me there. Spencer or Mission As he is known to fellow through hikers confronted what officials say is an ugly Side effect of the increasing traffic on the Georgia to Maine Footpath every year More people than Ever causing problems. At Maine s Baxter state Park Home to the Trail s final Summit on mount Kathadin officials say through hikers Are flouting Park rules by openly using drugs and drinking alcohol camping where they Aren t supposed to and trying to pass their pets off As service dogs. Hundreds of Miles away misbehaving hikers contributed to a Small Pennsylvania Community s recent decision to shutter the sleeping quarters it had offered for decades in the basement of its municipal building. With last year s release of the movie wild about a woman s journey on the Pacific Crest Trail and what experts Call a growing interest in outdoor activities the number of people on the appalachian Trail appalachian Trail partying raises ire in Maine see hikers Page a2 in this july 23 photo provided by Jackson Spencer Spencer poses atop mount Washington along the appalachian Trail in new Hampshire. Spencer finished the Trail in just 99 Days

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