The Alaska Bulletin Board is a place for announcements and items of interest to the community that reach the Daily News but that may or may not become news stories prepared by our journalists. The content usually originates with press releases from government agencies or non-profit organizations. The Bulletin Board is not intended to be a comprehensive calendar or a news report, but rather useful information our editors consider to be of sufficiently broad and immediate interest to publish here.
Weekly Anchorage gas prices update and outlook - 10/30/2012 4:20 pm
Kordewick awarded rank of Eagle Scout - 10/30/2012 2:19 pm
Railroad unveils 2013 poster - 10/25/2012 5:38 pm
Section of Coastal Trail closing for erosion repair - 10/24/2012 2:22 pm
Last Call for Anchorage Families Seeking Rental Assistance - 10/24/2012 2:09 pm
Alaskans Can Now Vote Electronically - 10/23/2012 4:48 pm
Anchorage gas prices update - 10/23/2012 4:44 pm
Airport announces public meeting for Noise Compatibility Study update - 10/23/2012 4:42 pm
Posted: September 12, 2012 - 5:21 pm
Press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation
(Anchorage, Alaska) – The Lake Hood Users Group Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2012 from 6PM-8PM. The meeting will be held at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base General Aviation Office, 4451 Aircraft Drive, Suite “H”.
Items currently on the agenda are:
* Tiedown Reminders and Updates
* Safety Issues
* Construction/Airport changes
* NOTAM Changes
* Winter Operations
* Closing Remarks
Posted: September 12, 2012 - 5:18 pm
Press release from GasBuddy.com
Anchorage, September 10- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have risen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.87/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Posted: September 12, 2012 - 5:06 pm
Press release from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
Posted: September 12, 2012 - 4:54 pm
Press release from the Department of Natural Resources:
(Anchorage, AK) - The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation (DPOR) is inviting interested parties to apply for two vacancies on the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (SnowTRAC).
Posted: September 5, 2012 - 7:08 pm
(Anchorage, AK) – The Bird Creek Campground’s ongoing rehabilitation project is expected to be completed by June 2013 and the campground is expected to reopen at that time, according to Chugach State Park officials.
The campground, located near Milepost 101 of the Seward Highway and approximately 20 miles south of Anchorage, has been closed for the last two summers due to the presence of extensive stands of dead and dying spruce trees which pose a public hazard due to their increasing susceptibility to unexpectedly snap and fall without warning.
Posted: September 5, 2012 - 7:07 pm
(Anchorage, AK) – The State of Alaska last week released more than 300 parcels of land for sale to the general public. This is the final release of new, non-agricultural land offerings until the annual sealed-bid, subdivided land auction introduced each spring.
Posted: September 5, 2012 - 7:04 pm
(Anchorage, AK) – Construction of a new satellite parking area designed to accommodate an additional 55 parking spaces has begun near the popular Glen Alps trailhead in Chugach State Park.
The new parking lot, expected to open in late May 2013, will connect to existing trails, two new concrete vault toilets and a hillside orientation kiosk. In November, construction crews will suspend work for the winter season.
Posted: September 5, 2012 - 7:01 pm
September is a busy month for the United Way of Anchorage, with a variety of community events taking place. Please see below for more details on some of the activities we will be reaching out to you about in September. More information on all United Way of Anchorage activities can be found at www.liveunitedanchorage.org.
What: United Way Day of Caring
When: Wednesday, Sept. 12
Where: Numerous locations across the city
Posted: September 5, 2012 - 6:08 pm
Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the Fishermen’s Fund Advisory and Appeals Council, Board of Forestry, Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council, and Transboundary Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission.
Fishermen’s Fund Advisory and Appeals Council
Posted: September 5, 2012 - 5:58 pm
Group funds six more projects to help fleets return to fishing after 2011 Tsunami
Posted: September 5, 2012 - 5:56 pm
JUNEAU -- Five teachers have been chosen as finalists for Alaska Teacher of the Year 2013. They are Christopher Benshoof, Fairbanks School District; Brandy J. Bishop, Mat-Su School District; Tim Buckley, North Slope School District; Sarah Edwards, Dillingham City School District; and Pamela Moe, Cordova School District.
The Alaska Teacher of the Year and an alternate will be chosen by a committee composed of members of major educational associations and the current 2012 Teacher of the Year, who is Cara Heitz. The committee will meet on September 24, 2012.
Posted: September 5, 2012 - 5:54 pm
(Anchorage, Alaska) -- Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will hold a public Open House on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Coast International Inn, McKinley Room, 3450 Aviation Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.
Posted: August 24, 2012 - 2:42 pm
The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) has partnered with thread to launch the Alaska Crib Swap as part of thread’s “Safe Sleep for Alaska’s Babies” campaign. The Alaska Crib Swap is a fundraising program to replace existing cribs in licensed child care homes and centers across Alaska with new cribs that meet federal safety standards. All donations will be matched by ACF dollar for dollar.
Posted: August 15, 2012 - 8:05 pm
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:26 AM,
Anchorage, August 13- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Posted: August 15, 2012 - 8:01 pm
August 9, 2012, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today announced recent appointments to the Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.
Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
Governor Parnell appointed Peggy Brown, Mabil Duir, Robert Froehle, Billy Houser, Austin Stevenson, and Bernina Venua to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, and he also reappointed Courtney Enright and Tina Woods. The committee assists in strengthening and improving the social services and juvenile justice systems at all levels.
Posted: August 10, 2012 - 5:08 pm
Victoriah Grace Haakenson of Anchorage has been crowned as Miss Preteen National Sweetheart in the
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Victoriah Haakenson of Anchorage has been crowned Miss Preteen National
Sweetheart at the 2012 America’s National Teenager Scholarship Program, a program for gifted young women ages 9-25 hosted this year in San Antonio, TX.
The homecoming weekend will begin with her arrival at 5pm on Thursday August 9, 2012 at the
Posted: August 10, 2012 - 5:03 pm
Grab a friend and gear up for Bike MS
Girdwood, AK – Cyclists across Alaska are invited to Alyeska on Sept. 15 and 16 to experience a challenging and unforgettable ride as part of the Hope to a Cure ride. As one of the fastest growing and largest organized cycling series in the country, Bike MS raises funds to advance multiple sclerosis research and provide programs and services to people living with MS and their families. This year’s goal is $215,000.
Posted: August 10, 2012 - 4:56 pm
CDQ Group Gives Out $300,000 in Lifesaving Gear
ANCHORAGE, AK (August 8, 2012) – Fishermen in Western Alaska have been taking to the seas this
season with an added level of comfort thanks to lifesaving gear provided by Alaska’s largest Community
Development Quota group, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF).
Posted: August 10, 2012 - 4:54 pm
Experts from across the state discuss affordable, clean energy in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, AK – The Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) will host its 8th annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair this Saturday, August 11th, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on the Anchorage Parkstrip between G and I Street (across I Street from the Governor’s picnic). This free event will feature demonstrations on solar and wind energy, informational booths, and expert-led presentations on topics including the Fire Island Wind project, Cook Inlet Tidal power, energy efficient construction and Susitna/Watana hydropower.
Posted: August 3, 2012 - 4:21 pm
Palmer, AK – The Division of Agriculture would like to remind residents to look for the Alaska Grown logo in the produce section of local grocery stores.
A variety of healthy Alaska Grown vegetables are now available including broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, five varieties of lettuce, zucchini, cabbage and cauliflower – all delivered fresh daily to grocery stores throughout the State.