After a nationwide search, two cities were left standing as the potential future home of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame and World River Center: Asheville, NC and Richmond, Va. Yesterday, it was announced that Richmond, settled along the James River, won the bid. Asheville had hoped to interest the Whitewater Hall of Fame in locating near the town of Woodfin’s world-class whitewater wave, currently in development. To see more photos of the paddlers, wildlife, and passionate outdoor community of the James River Park System, take a look at the photography of Rich Young. Photo of the James River in Richmond, VA by Rich Young In the end, Asheville lost the bid to Richmond, who had more properties, strong vision and fundraising in place. The Whitewater Hall of Fame and World River Center recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of whitewater paddling.
Crystal Palace have signed former England and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.The 33-year-old was released by Chelsea at the end of last season after seven years with the club that saw him win eight major honours.The former Bolton and Aston Villa defender won 61 caps for England before “stepping aside” from international football in August 2018. Palace have also signed Stephen Henderson and Jordan Ayew this summer.Cahill had been a first-team regular for Chelsea since the 2012-13 season but made just two Premier League appearances last term.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has applied to federal government to place its Andrew Hope Building in downtown Juneau into a federal trust making it exempt from local and state jurisdictions. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Indian Country is a term used to describe reservation and other trust lands. Thedesignation allows tribes to have greater economic and legal control of the land that is held in trust for them by the federal government. It can unlock federal funds for development and also precludes state and borough governments from taxing the trust property. The authority has only been in place since 2014 after years of legal battles. Now it’s on hold. How much land has been placed in to trust in 4 years and what does the review mean for future applications?LISTEN HEREHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Richard Peterson – President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida (invited)Mike Walleri – Fairbanks attorneyAnna Crary – tribal issues attorney Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to [email protected] (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.