Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Website Offering $100 Grand To Change Name Of Ski Hill

WHITE MOUNTAIN, Alaska (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A name change could be in the cards for a ski hill near Bluff, Alaska.

That’s because gambling website pokershare.com is offering $100,000 to the citizens who live in the nearby town of White Mountain to change the name of “Suicide Hill” to “Pokershare.com Hill.”

It’s not a bluff, according to Pokershare.com spokeswoman Lindsey Rarick.

She says the company wanted to change the name of Bluff, Alaska, to “Pokershare.com, Alaska,” but couldn’t because it’s just a fishing village with “no real authority,” so the website took its offer to White Mountain, which is 15 miles away.

White Mountain residents – all 220 of them – refused to change the town name, but are considering taking the money in exchange for naming rights to “Suicide Hill.”

The town has had discussions on the issue but White Mountain mayor Tom Gray says there won’t be a final decision until May 15.

Rarick is hoping the locals take the offer on the table, especially since the money could help rebuild the town’s school, which recently burned to the ground.

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