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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: April 13, 2012 - 10:07 am
From Caring for the Kenai:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Merrill Sikorski
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETE FOR $28,000 CASH
Posted: April 13, 2012 - 10:02 am
From the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2012
Contact: Greg Wilkinson, (907) 269-7285, Cell (907) 382-7032
Ann Potempa, (907) 269-7957, Cell (907) 230-4001
Three possible paralytic shellfish poisoning cases reported in Juneau
State health officials remind public about risks
Posted: April 10, 2012 - 12:55 pm
From the Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund:
BEGICH SCHOLARSHIP INTERN FUND ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Pegge Begich, Chair of the Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund, today announced seventeen winners of the 2012-2013 scholarships, including an unprecedented tie for the top award, the Eugene A. Kennedy Scholarship.
Posted: April 10, 2012 - 12:31 pm
From the Alaska Veterans Museum:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr 19, 2012
Contact: Col Suellyn Wright Novak, USAF, Ret.
Company: Alaska Veterans Museum
Phone (907) 677-8802; or (907) 696-4904
Come Celebrate Alaska Veterans Museum Anniversary
Posted: April 10, 2012 - 12:28 pm
FOR RELEASE: April 10, 2012
Contact: Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032 w./ 907-321-7032 c.
From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Juneau, AK — NOAA Fisheries invites interested members of the public to hearings on the proposal to restructure the funding and deployment system for observers in North Pacific groundfish and halibut fisheries. The goal is to implement the restructured program by January 2013.
NOAA will hold three public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the proposed changes in the program. There is no need to register for these hearings.
Posted: April 10, 2012 - 12:24 pm
From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2012
Contact: Andrea Medeiros
(907) 786-3674 or (800) 478-1456
Federal Subsistence Board to Consider Draft Tribal and ANCSA Corporation Consultation Policies
Posted: April 9, 2012 - 4:22 pm
Anchorage, April 9 -- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.27/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.91/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Posted: April 3, 2012 - 3:58 pm
Governor Parnell Calls for Nominations for
North Star Awards for International Excellence
April 3, 2012, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell has opened the nomination period for the annual Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence. The awards honor successes in exports, investments and exchanges.
“This award is an excellent opportunity for Alaska to celebrate and honor our businesses, organizations, and educational and scientific exchange programs that connect Alaska to the world through their international ties,” Governor Parnell said.
Posted: April 3, 2012 - 1:06 pm
THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION® ANNOUNCES 2012 GRAMMY® SIGNATURE SCHOOLS
Grants Awarded to 18 Top U.S. Public High Schools for Music Excellence Including 11 Enterprise Awards Granted to Economically Underserved Schools Supported in part by Best Buy, Campbell's Labels For Education Program, the Ford Motor Company Fund, and Gibson Foundation Special GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Awards Given Throughout The Year In Partnership With Best Buy Mobile
Posted: April 2, 2012 - 4:46 pm
From the Office of Gov. Sean Parnell:
April 2, 2012 Juneau – First Lady Sandy Parnell announced today the recipients of the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The recipients were chosen by an executive committee of Alaskan community members.
“It is an honor to continue this exceptional tradition that recognizes citizens who have given their time and talent to help others,” said First Lady Parnell. “Our state is blessed to have so many Alaskans dedicated to serving their communities, fellow citizens, and encouraging others in volunteerism.”
Posted: April 2, 2012 - 1:55 pm
From the Alaska Departmen of Transporation:
(Juneau, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) recently announced that the Twitter handle @alaska511 can now be followed to receive statewide driving condition updates.
The statewide 511 account will tweet Very Difficult and/or Hazardous driving conditions and incidents. The tweets are also linked to the Alaska 511 Facebook page, thus providing another user-friendly format online to receive timely information.
Posted: April 2, 2012 - 1:49 pm
From the Office of Gov. Sean Parnell:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 12-038
State Board Appointments Announced
Posted: April 2, 2012 - 1:38 pm
Anchorage, April 2- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have risen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.28/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.89/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Posted: April 2, 2012 - 1:28 pm
From the Office of Gov. Sean Parnell:
April 2, 2012, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the Emerging Energy Technology Fund Advisory Committee, Alaska Health Care Commission, Local Boundary Commission, Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Park and Park Monument Subsistence Resource Commissions, Serve Alaska, Advisory Council on Libraries, State Council for Interstate Adult and Juvenile Offender Supervision, and the Alaska Railroad Corporation Board of Directors.
Emerging Energy Technology Fund Advisory Committee
Posted: April 2, 2012 - 1:26 pm
From the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2012
Contact: Ann Potempa, (907) 269-7957, Cell (907) 230-4001, email@example.com
Greg Wilkinson, (907) 269-7285, Cell (907) 382-7032, firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism Awareness Month events to be held throughout Alaska during April
ANCHORAGE — The first “Art for Autism” event last spring was so successful that the Alaska Autism Resource Center is installing the exhibit again this month in several venues in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Posted: March 30, 2012 - 9:56 am
From the Alaska National Guard:
CAMP DENALI, Alaska—The largest recurring joint military medical readiness and logistics training exercise, providing medical care to underserved populations in remote areas of Alaska, is scheduled to begin April 9.
Operation Arctic Care, led this year by the Alaska National Guard, will bring health care and veterinary support to residents in the Bering Strait and Norton Sound regions of western Alaska.
Posted: March 29, 2012 - 11:15 am
From United Way of Anchorage:
Anchorage taxpayers have just three more weeks to file their Federal Income Taxes, but there is still plenty of opportunity to have them done accurately and free of charge, thanks to United Way of Anchorage and partners like AARP-Tax Aide.
Posted: March 29, 2012 - 11:11 am
From the Alaska School Nurses Association:
Posted: March 29, 2012 - 11:05 am
From the National Forensic League:
South Principal Kersten Johnson notes that only six Alaskans have ever received this distinction from the National Forensic League and four of them have come from South Anchorage High School.
Ripon, Wisconsin March 20, 2012
Posted: March 29, 2012 - 10:45 am
From Denali National Park and Preserve:
Release Date: March 29, 2012
Contact: Kris Fister, email@example.com, 907-683-9583
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Weather conditions permitting, park visitors will be able to drive as far as Savage River (Mile 15) beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 30. Spring is a great time of year to enjoy the park, as
there is still good snow coverage for mushing, cross-country skiing and
snowshoeing, coupled with milder temperatures and long days. Mount
McKinley, or Denali, is potentially visible from the park road at