ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska conveyed several tracts of land aggregating 15,845.80 acres in the Fortymile Mining District to Doyon, Limited (Doyon) yesterday. This is the first in a series of conveyances in the Fortymile area transferring federal lands to Doyon, pursuant to Section 12(c) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA).
The conveyance includes both the surface and subsurface estates.
“These conveyances are fulfilling a promise made by the Secretary of the Interior to Alaska’s congressional delegation,” said Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash. “They are also an important part of fulfilling our commitments to the Alaska Native community.”
“It’s important to this administration we do all we can to fulfill ANCSA entitlements,” said BLM Alaska Acting State Director Karen Mouritsen. “It’s part of what we do – it’s part of being good neighbors and good stewards, accomplishing the work set before us and making it so Doyon, and other ANCSA corporations, can get America working again.”
“I’m proud of the team that handled this conveyance,” said BLM Alaska Deputy State Director for Lands and Cadastral Erika Reed. “It’s a team effort, sometimes requiring years and hundreds of work hours to complete. When we accomplish conveyances or patents (deeds), it plays a major role in shaping the state’s future.”
These particular conveyances also required a lot of collaboration between the BLM, state of Alaska, and Doyon, especially to resolve easement issues. The easements have been settled, and conveyances in the Fortymile area are a priority for Doyon.
The Fortymile area is loosely defined by the Fortymile River drainage, south of the Arctic Circle and roughly 150 miles east of Fairbanks. The region is considered rich in mineral deposits.
The conveyance will bring the total acreage conveyed or patented by BLM Alaska this fiscal year to 1,084,490 acres, including ANCSA and Alaska Statehood Act-related actions.
ANCSA was passed to settle claims of aboriginal title. In total, the law entitled Alaska Native entities to more than 46 million acres, roughly the total land area of the state of Washington. More than 95 percent of those entitlements have been conveyed.
Lawrence Collier Gilman of Delta Junction, Alaska died on Aug. 11, 2018, of a heart attack.
Born April 16, 1960, in Hartford, Conneticut, he was the son of Joseph Lawrence “Larry” Gilman and Ann Mather Gilman. Larry and his sister Suzanne grew up on campus and attended school at Westminster School.
Larry met his wife Susan Apling when he was stationed at 4/9th Charlie Company (Airborne), Fort Wainwright. They married in April 1988 and Larry adopted Aaron as his son.
Larry served his country in the U.S. Army faithfully for over 20 years.
Larry started his military career in July of 1978 at the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York and retired in October of 2002 at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, as Battalion Operations NCO. Larry served as First Sergeant at USARAK Northern Warfare Training Center, 1996 through 2001.
Larry received many decorations, medals, badges and citations: Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal (6), National Defense Service Medal (2), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Expert Marksmanship Qualification, Master Parachutist Badge, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge and the Canadian Parachutist Badge.
Larry distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service spanning a career of more than 20 years active military service in positions of increasing trust and responsibility, culminating as the Battalion S-3 Noncommissioned Officer- in-charge, 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry. His selfless dedication and outstanding performance as a Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Drill Instructor, School Chief Instructor, and Operations Noncommissioned Officer distinguished him above his peers. Master Sergeant Gilman’s extraordinary contributions and exemplary performance of duty are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, the United States Military Academy, and the United States Army.
The Gilman’s first duty station as husband and wife was Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Larry was attached to the Pathfinder Detachment. They happily returned to Fort Greely, in 1990 where Larry began a tour with Northern Warfare Training Center Larry enjoyed helping his friends and strangers in need who often gave his time, money and support freely without thought of reward. He was a talented carpenter and took on many projects. He enjoyed gardening, cutting fire wood, and his pets, (Lu, Beauregard, Cleo, Annie, Mider).
About 10 years ago, Larry was told to prepare for his death. His doctor said he had lung cancer and had about six weeks to live. That was when Larry made the decision to accept Jesus as his savior.
He was healed and went on to give God the credit.
Larry was a generous, loving, giving man. He made our lives complete.
He was funny, intelligent, honorable, loyal and committed. He had a command presence when he entered a room or a group. Larry loved hunting, fishing – not so much. Larry enjoyed watching his son play sports, especially hockey. He encouraged and taught with fierce determination. He wanted our best efforts. He was a good father, husband and friend. We will miss him.
Larry is survived by his wife Susan, of Delta Junction; son, Aaron Apling Gilman, of Girdwood; mother, Ann Gilman, of Simsbury, Conneticut; sister, Suzanne Gilman and her partner Gena Taylor, of New York City; His aunt, Anne Collier, of Wakefield, Massachusettes; cousins, Matthew Collier and Elizabeth Collier, of Wakefield Mass; and David Collier of Widomar, California; sister- in-law, Nancy Morgan and husband Jerry; brothers-in-law, Kevin Apling, of Fairbanks, and Ike and Jeana Apling, of North Pole.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Gilman home; Mile 1400 Alaska Highway, Delta Junction. You may bring a dish to share. Condolences may be mailed to Gilman, P.O. Box 769, Delta Junction, AK 99737.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Larry’s name to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation www.chriskylefrogfoundation. org or the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject. org.
Larry received many diplomas from, Westminster School Simsbury, CT 1978, two years college, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY 1978-1980, 1 ½ years college, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA; 1981-1983, Diploma, Basic Airborne Course, Fort Benning, GA; 1984, Diploma, Air Assault School, Fort Richardson, AK; 1986, Diploma, Canadian Army Airborne School, 1986; Graduate, Light (infantry) Leaders Course, Fort Benning, GA; 1986, Diploma, Primary Leadership development Course, Fort Richardson, AK 1987, Diploma, Pathfinder Course (forward area air traffic control), Fort Benning, GA 1988, Diploma, Jumpmaster Course, Fort Benning, GA; 1988, Diploma, Military Mountaineering Instructor Course, Ft. Greely, AK 1990, Diploma, Winter Operations Instructor Course, Ft.
Greely, AK 1990, Diploma, Combat Lifesaver Course (First aid, CPR), Ft. Greely, AK 1990, Diploma Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Fort Richardson, AK; 1991, Diploma Avalanche Hazard Evaluation and Rescue, Alaska Mountain Safety Center, Anchorage, AK; 1991, Diploma, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Fort Benning, GA;1994, Diploma, Drill Sergeant School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; 1994.
Due to administrative delays in the Federal Rule Making Process, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) has approved temporary delegated authority to some Federal land managers to issue special actions enacting changes to Federal Subsistence Regulations adopted by the Board at its April 2018 regulatory meeting. This delegation of authority is established pursuant to 36 CFR 242.10(d)(6) and 50 CFR 100.10(d)(6).
Pursuant to this temporary delegated authority, the Federal land manager for Bureau of Land Management lands in Unit 23 (see map) is issuing an emergency special action to close Federal public lands within the Squirrel River drainage to caribou hunting by all except Federally qualified subsistence users. This special action is effective immediately and will expire in 60 days or when the 2018-2020 Federal Subsistence Wildlife Regulations are published in the Federal Register, whichever occurs first.
The Federal land manager for the Noatak National Preserve in Unit 23 (see map) is simultaneously issuing an emergency special action to close Federal public lands within a 10 mile wide corridor (5 miles either side) along the Noatak River from the western boundary of Noatak National Preserve upstream to the confluence with the Cutler River; within the northern and southern boundaries of the Eli and Agashashok River drainages, respectively, to caribou hunting by all except Federally qualified subsistence users. This emergency special action is effective immediately and will also expire in 60 days or when the 2018-2020 Federal Subsistence Wildlife Regulations are published in the Federal Register, whichever occurs first.
Adopting this closure in Unit 23 implements the decision made by the Federal Subsistence Board at its April 2018 regulatory meeting and represents a reasonable compromise to address the complex issue of user conflicts in the area and the difficulty Federally qualified subsistence users have been having harvesting caribou as a result of these conflicts. This emergency special action to enact this partial closure is also consistent with recommendations from the Northwest Arctic, Seward Peninsula, and Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils. Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program may be found on the web at www.doi.gov/subsistence or by visiting www.facebook.com/subsistencealaska.
FTC Files Temporary Restraining Order Against Company
Anchorage, Alaska — Aug. 21, 2018 After receiving a pattern of complaints, Better Business Bureau has issued an alert against Sellers Playbook, a Minneapolis-based consulting business. Sellers Playbook advertises services to people looking to start their own online Amazon stores. According to complaints in BBB’s files, the company offers a no-cost informational meeting wherein attendees are encouraged to attend and pay $997 for a three-day training. In recent months, Sellers Playbook has held seminars in various cities across the United States, including Anchorage. At these sessions, consumers are encouraged to sign up for consulting services at a much higher cost. Some complainants have alleged high-pressure sales tactics at these three-day sessions while others state the company did not provide the resources or support promised.
On August 6, 2018, BBB became aware of action taken against Sellers Playbook by the FTC and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. The U.S. District Court entered a temporary restraining order against the company and its owners, who have been charged with violating the FTC Act, the Business Opportunity Rule, the Minnesota Prevention of Consumer Fraud Act and the Minnesota Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act and violations of the Consumer Review Fairness Act.
Based on customer complaints, the first seminar is informational and free. From there, the company offers more intensive courses at a cost. At these three-day courses, complainants state that people are encouraged to sign up for different tiers of support/services – Diamond, Platinum or Gold and Silver. These different packages range in price up to more than $35,000. BBB has noted a pattern of customer complaints alleging Sellers Playbook failed to provide services as outlined in agreements or alleging the company provided incomplete or insufficient training.
Sellers Playbook has responded to some complaints brought to their attention by BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB). In some cases, the company has provided refunds as requested. In other cases, the company has stated they honored the terms of their agreement and were willing to pursue dispute resolution as outlined in their contract.
In January 2018, BBB offered to provide arbitration services to resolve a dispute with one of the company’s dissatisfied customers. Sellers Playbook Inc. declined that offer, as well as an offer to come in for an in-person meeting with BBB representatives about the pattern of complaints which has been noted. However, Sellers Playbook has been responsive via email to BBB concerns, making changes to their website so that customers will have a clearer understanding of the services they offer. BBB has processed 29 customer complaints filed against the company.
BBB encourages consumers to always read contracts in their entirety, including any clauses that could affect their legal rights. BBB also urges consumers to verify with the American Arbitration Association that dispute resolution services may be available as described in the company’s dispute resolution clause.
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Rachel Bandy (Hoffman) 96, died of natural causes in her home in Delta Junction, Alaska on Sunday morning August 12, 2018. She was born on October 3, 1921 in Oakland, California.
Mrs. Bandy was a beloved woman who was fiercely independent and possessed incredible strength, humility, wisdom, humor and kindness. She served as an elementary school teacher in Delta Junction for 27 years. Her gift of making children feel loved and accepted was marked by her fun nature and positive spirit. In a recent newspaper interview she was quoted as saying, “I taught school and loved it.” Indeed, love was her trademark.
She was a member of Clearwater Baptist Church, serving many years as a Sunday School teacher marked by her famous Felt Panel Board which she used to illustrate her classes.
Mrs. Bandy loved animals, especially her horses and dogs. She was a passionate lover of nature, respected all living things and cherished hiking with her dogs and riding horses with friends and relatives through the trails behind their home. As a proud Alaskan and she was eager to show it to anyone who visited.
Mrs. Bandy graduated from the Oakland High School, California and from San Francisco State College (Salutatorian) with a degree in Education. She served in the United States Navy as a WAVE (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) during World War II.
She and her husband of 64 years, Carl Bandy, were married on May 11, 1945 in Santa Rosa, California in the former First Baptist Church, known as the Church of One Tree, because it was built out of one Redwood tree.
As the stepmother of Carl’s daughter, Patricia, Mrs. Bandy raised her as her own until Patty’s high school graduation in 1954 during the difficult years that followed when they moved from California, to New Jersey and then to Lake City, Iowa where she also taught school. Later she and Carl would host several foster children making a special difference in the lives of many.
Carl and Margie moved to Kotzebue, Alaska in 1958 when he got work with the Civil Aeronautics Authority (now the FAA). She taught in Kotzebue and Northway for several years before she moved to Delta Junction in 1963 to teach where Carl followed in the spring of 1964, a time marked by the great earthquake. She and Carl stayed in Delta Junction until their deaths.
She is survived by her Niece Jeanne Bruce and her husband John Bruce, who devotedly cared for her during her final years: Nephew Mark Mayo, Nephew Ken Mayo and his wife Cheryl Mayo and Lisa Mayo; Step Grandchildren Robert Mark Simpson and John Timothy Simpson; Great Granddaughters Caitlin Simpson Tucker, Mallory and Hannah Simpson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Goldman Bandy (d.2008), her Step daughter
Patricia Burnette Simpson(Bandy)(d.2018) and her husband Dr. Robert E. Simpson: her sister Eleonor Mayo (Hoffman), and her parents George Hoffman and Euphemia Mary Dukich Hoffman.
The Memorial Service for Mrs. Bandy will be on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Clearwater Baptist Church, Clearwater Road and Remington Road, Pastor Glen C. Cotton presiding. She will be buried in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Delta Junction following the service in a private ceremony.
The family of Marjorie Bandy requests that memorial donations be sent to Clearwater Baptist Church, ℅ Pastor Glen C. Cotton, P.O. Box 907, Delta Junction, AK 99737.
Arrangements are through the Legacy Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 415 Illinois Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701, (907) 456-5566, www.legacyalaska.com.
Hiking on a beautiful blue sky day in the Alaska Range above Black Rapids.
Photo Courtesy Steven Miley Photography