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Falling oil prices gouge state budget deeper

...proposals for revenue legislation."It looks as if it's going to be a busier fall," said Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake and chairman of the House Finance Committee.Last week, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services lowered its outlook on...
Drivers from around state, including Lance Mackey, flock to Twin City

...line in ninth."My plan was to wait for (Barber) to make a mistake," Schwochert said. The Schwochert brothers of Big Lake - Alex and Andy, ages 24 and 22, respectively - have been coming down to the Peninsula all summer to challenge the likes...
Refuge Notebook: At a loss for what to do? Camping opportunitites galore

...our ranger and maintenance staff. Each campground has a boat access with large launches for trailered boats on the bigger lakes such as Hidden Lake, Skilak Lake, and Dolly Varden Lake, or lake access for kayaks and canoes at Engineer Lake...
Budget negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding

...30-day special session is scheduled to end late next week.The conference committee chairman, Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said a lot of work has happened behind the scenes to try to find a compromise, and that work continues. It remained...
What others say: Legislators should buckle down, end budget uncertainty

...between budgets passed by the House and Senate, those hopes were also dashed in short order. Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, who co-chairs the conference committee, announced shortly after the House and Senate recessed for the weekend that...
Forecast has crews battling wildfires on high alert

...neighboring highway communities of Caswell Creek and Montana Creek to the north. The more populated towns of Houston and Big Lake are to the south."We don't want the fire getting anywhere near those communities," Mowry said.Nearly 300 people...
Willow wildfire quickly grows, forces evacuations

...former Iditarod musher.About 200 of those dogs ended up with four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser at his kennels in Big Lake about 20 miles from the fire. He also was taking in displaced residents, including veteran Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe...
Pioneer Potluck: About Ben's boat and clam digging

...and Nadene would come and visit us or we would go see them and go fishing together on the Little Su, or water skiing on Big Lake and the first thing we would do was laugh and point fingers at each other. OH! What fun we had in the Nort' Land...
Dan Lesley France with Fish and Wildlife Protection which took his family to many places in Alaska including Kenai, King Salmon and Big Lake. Dan and Mary considered homesteading property in Alaska for a few years before they decided to put a claim in for a...
Pioneer Potluck: About Ben's boat wreck at Big Lake

Year 1972 Big Lake, Alaska But first May 28, 1938 Happy...the afternoons exploring every detail of Big Lake and eating "balonnie samwiches on what-bread...lots of talkin' to good ol' friends! Big Lake 1972: Ben and wife, Nadene and son...


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