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Legacy of late Iditarod champion endures

...handed out to kids on Monday. Their dog lot is still visited by hundreds of visitors each summer day aboard the Riverboat Discovery, which makes stops along the bank for a tour of an Alaska kennel.John Binkley, whose family operates the riverboat...
Binkley has background to be the governor

...He has run a successful river barge operation in rural Alaska and has been president of the popular Fairbanks Riverboat Discovery operations. John was chairman of the Alaska Railroad Board for nine years and has held many high leadership roles...
Binkley goes on the attack

...City Council for three years. Binkley left politics in 1990 to run the family paddlewheel boat tourism business, Riverboat Discovery, and the El Dorado Gold Mine in Fairbanks. He didn't completely remove himself from Alaska politics, though...
ATIA announces 2011 marketing committee

...Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Southcentral committee members include John Binkley of Alaska Cruise Association and Riverboat Discovery, Kindra Brownlee of Princess Cruises, Dee Buchanon of CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation, Deb Call of the Alaska...
ATIA picks new board members

...ATIA president and chief operating officer. The board members are John Binkley of Alaska Cruise Association and Riverboat Discovery, Roark Brown of Homer Ocean Charters and Otter Cove Resort, Bruce Bustamante of Princess Cruises, Janet Buckingham...
Binkley decides to stay out of race

...donors for, and they will have been tapped for the cause in Alaska," he said. Binkley, 50, is owner of the Riverboat Discovery tour company, a popular tourist attraction in Fairbanks. He was a state legislator from 1985-90, serving in...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...race to reopen the Chena River before their customers and spawning grayling made dredging work impossible. The riverboat Discovery III's owners completed the work last week. ``We would have liked to have dredged for a few more hours, but...
Alaska Digest

...Eskimo-Indian Olympics and Miss Fairbanks Native Association in 2001. Carroll has worked as a tour guide for the Riverboat Discovery and has been involved with the Christian service organization Young Life. Soldier makes plaque for fallen comrades...
Founder of riverboat business, former state legislator dies at 82

...said. Binkley had been in great pain in recent years because of a degenerative nerve disease, said his son, Riverboat Discovery President and former lawmaker Johne Binkley. "He had been so active, so vibrant and so full of life, it was...
State Briefs

...due to a degenerative nerve disease. The elder Binkley's lasting legacy is the booming river attraction, The Riverboat Discovery, which he and his wife, Mary, started just over 52 years ago with the purchase of a 50-foot gas-powered...


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