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Pioneer Potluck: About Ben's boat wreck

Year 1972 Big Lake, Alaska Ben and wife, Nadene and son, Robbie, moved to Alaska from...flat bottom river boats in his "exter" time. We spent a lot of time at Big Lake in his boat, water skiing (not me!) picnicking and running around...

...campgrounds have maintenance crews.The Dachs have enjoyed host sites where their duties were minimal, such as the season at Big Lake on Oregon's Santiam Pass."Our schedule: Check in campers in the morning, hike all day, check in campers at night...
Construction season approaching on most Alaska highways

...summer, Reese said.Back on the Parks, a five-year, three-phase expansion project from Lucas Road in Wasilla to Big Lake Road is getting underway this spring.The 2014 phase of the project will extend the five-lane format one mile from...
Bill to end high school exit exams advances in House finance

...receive notice of the deadline. "Not every Alaskan reads every law we pass," Gara said. Reps. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, also said former Alaska high school students may be out of state or overseas and...
Education bill rewrite leaves some frustrated

...changes to the state's education system.The bill passed 29-11, with majority members Wilson and Rep. Mark Neuman of Big Lake joining minority Democrats in voting against it. The lone minority Democrat to vote in support was Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins...
Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

...years ago - others are wary of taking so much from savings given the current budget environment.Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, falls in the latter category. Neuman, who chairs a House Finance subcommittee overseeing the state health department...
House committee advances abortion funding bill

...abortions should be relatively low. Medicaid in fiscal year 2013 paid for about 500 abortions in Alaska. Neuman, of Big Lake, said he supported having descriptive language in the law surrounding medical necessity. But critics of the bill say...
Extreme Alaska challenge: 100-mile run, with sled

...Currently I have been preparing for distance."The Susitna 100, a human-powered (ski, foot or bike) race, starts in Big Lake and follows packed snowmachine and sled dog mushing trails in the Susitna River Valley, north of Anchorage. David Johnston...
Iron Dog gets going

The 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmachine race started Sunday in Big Lake. The 37 teams will go to Nome and then to Fairbanks, arriving at the finish Saturday.Dusty VanMeter of Kasilof and Marc McKenna...
William Carl Bumgarner

...Calistoga, Calif.; sons Warren (Cyndi) Bumgarner of Big Lake, and John (Laurie) Bumgarner of Anchorage; granddaughters, Danielle Barrett of Big Lake, Melissa-Keith Williams, Tracy Thompson and Wendy Hoverfield...


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