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Les Gara: SB 21 contains troubling provision

...1 billion-plus deficits. Thanks to respected leaders across the political spectrum - including former First Lady Bella Hammond, Constitutional Delegate Vic Fischer, Democratic and Independent Gubernatorial candidates Byron Mallott and Bill...
Water reservation rights need protection

...of the Pebble mine. During the same time period, the administration found time and money to sue former first lady Bella Hammond and Constitutional Convention delegate Vic Fischer, Rick Delkittie, a subsistence hunter and fisherman from Nondalton...
Fishermen should have priority with DNR

...have enough staff. Yet during the same time period, the Parnell Administration had no trouble finding staff to sue Bella Hammond and Vic Fischer - Alaska icons - for $1 million. As the court found, DNR has a statutory responsibility to process...
Legislature should hold hearing on referendum

...learned that the Oil Giveaway isn't just a threat to our Constitutional values - it also threatens the Permanent Fund. Bella Hammond, widow of Jay Hammond, is one of the primary sponsors working to pass Proposition One. We should honor the Hammond...
Voices of Alaska: Permitting process no longer serving public's interest

...threat as well. The governor recently brought a lawsuit against respected statesman Vic Fischer and former first lady Bella Hammond for their public interest challenge of Pebble mine activities. And things could get worse. House Bill 77, currently...
Spook-A-Zombie-Licious desserts sell for thousands

...member of the Soldotna Chamber and was one of only 20 people to ever receive the First Lady's Volunteer Award from Bella Hammond. In 2002 a group of local community leaders in conjunction with the Chamber established a scholarship that carries...
Voices of Alaska: First Lady's Volunteer Awards: A time to recognize all that is good

Since the First Lady Volunteer Awards were founded by Bella Hammond a quarter century ago, hundreds of Alaskans have been honored for their volunteerism in the 49th state. During the past few years...
Northern Dynasty skeptical of survey methods, results

...surrounding the proposed mine site. The refuge would be named after late Gov. Jay Hammond and is supported by his widow, Bella Hammond, and other family members, the coalition said. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said creation of one of the world...
Anti-Pebble mine lawsuit headed to trial

...future generations. And it's not just salmon, but we also need to protect the waters. We need water to survive." Bella Hammond, a former first lady; Victor Fisher, a former state constitutional delegate; and Bristol Bay residents Ricky Delkittie...
Push made to establish Jay Hammond refuge

...of letting everybody put forth any ideas for changes, improvements or alternatives. Then, when the Legislature returns to Juneau next winter, they can enact the bill with whatever modifications are desired. Bella Hammond Lowell Thomas


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