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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: March 29, 2012 - 10:36 am
From the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute:
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is adding an amateur recipe contest to its celebrated Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off event. The recipe contest winner will receive a prize package that includes a new iPad and will be crowned along with the new king or queen of Alaska seafood at the Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off, May 14 at the Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot in Anchorage, 6-9 p.m. The top 20 recipe writers will also be invited to the event. Recipes are due May 1 and can be entered at www.greatalaskaseafoodcookoff.com/recipecontest.
Posted: March 26, 2012 - 4:11 pm
Anchorage, March 26- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have risen 6.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.21/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.86/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Posted: March 26, 2012 - 3:25 pm
From the Alaska MATHCOUNTS Math Competition:
Contact: LaQuita Chmielowski, Alaska State Coordinator, 563-3835
Posted: March 13, 2012 - 4:55 pm
Anchorage, March 12- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.08/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.75/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Posted: March 13, 2012 - 3:47 pm
From the Office of the Governor:
March 13, 2012, Juneau – Governor Sean Parnell appointed Kevin Saxby to the Anchorage Superior Court yesterday. Saxby’s appointment fills another of the three vacancies on the bench due to the appointment of Judge Sharon Gleason to the United States District Court, as well as the creation of two additional positions by the Alaska Legislature.
Posted: March 13, 2012 - 3:41 pm
From the Department of Environmental Conservation:
(JUNEAU) – The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Environmental Health is beginning a four-year recreational shellfish beach monitoring pilot program. The Division of Environmental Health will partner with three coastal communities to test recreationally harvested shellfish for Paralytic Shellfish Toxins (PST). These toxins can cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) which can result in death in humans in as little as two hours after consumption.
Posted: March 12, 2012 - 4:23 pm
From the Alaska Special Olympics:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: JIM BALAMACI, PRESIDENT/CEO, 250-9535
2012 Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games draws nearly 500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans to Anchorage
ANCHORAGE – The 2012 Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games drew nearly 500 athletes, coaches and volunteers to Anchorage on Friday, March 9, to Sunday, March 11. The following Alaskan communities were represented at the games: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su Valley, and Valdez. Final results can be found at
Posted: March 12, 2012 - 3:45 pm
From the Alaska Zoo:
Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series
A Life Afield:
Careers in Wildlife Management and Research
Anchorage, AK – Is it your dream to work with wildlife? Join us Wednesday, March 14 at 7p.m. for an insider's look at a career in wildlife management and research. Mike Harrington, a research technician with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) will talk about his
dream job of assisting researchers with work on furbearer and big game species.
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:58 pm
From the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce:
Anchorage Chamber News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2012
J.J. Harrier, vice president & communications director
Direct: 907-677-7110; General: 907-272-2401
Eleven Professionals become New Members of the Anchorage ATHENA Society
Anchorage, AK- Now in its 18th year recognizing those who have encouraged women in Anchorage to succeed in business, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announces the following 2012 inductees into the Anchorage ATHENA Society:
President/CEO, CIRI Foundation
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:55 pm
From Denali National Park and Preserve News Release:
Contact: Kris Fister, firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-683-9583
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:51 pm
From the Seward Chamber of Commerce:
Seward, March 7, 2012— The Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference and Visitors Bureau announces that applications for the 85th Annual Mount Marathon Race® are due by March 31st, just 4 weeks from today!
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:45 pm
From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:
For Immediate Release: March 7, 2012
CONTACT: Monica Wellard, 907-465-6095
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm
From Special Olympics Alaska:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: JIM BALAMACI, PRESIDENT/CEO, 907-250-9535
2012 Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games in Anchorage
March 8, 2012
ANCHORAGE – The 2012 Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games is expected to draw nearly 400 athletes, coaches and volunteers to Anchorage March 9th-11th. The following Alaskan communities will be participating at the games: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su Valley, and Valdez.
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:37 pm
From the Department of Fish and Game:
Robert Begich, Area Management Fisheries Biologist or
Jason Pawluk, Assistant Area Management Biologist
Division of Sport Fish, Soldotna: (907) 262-9368
For Immediate Release:
March 8, 2012
Public Scoping Meetings Examine Alternatives for Invasive Northern Pike Control in the Soldotna Creek Drainage
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:28 pm
From the Alaska Department of Natural Resources:
(Anchorage) – The Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce Alaska residents may apply for the 2012 Remote Recreational Cabin Sites land sale lottery beginning Monday, March 12.
The Remote Recreational Cabin Sites program is in the tradition of Alaska’s stake-it-yourself land sales. It allows eligible Alaska residents to stake a parcel of State-owned land in a designated staking area, lease the land until a survey and appraisal are completed, and purchase the parcel at fair market value.
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:26 pm
From the Office of Gov. Sean Parnell:
March 8, 2012, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today appointed Paul Olson to the Anchorage Superior Court. Judge Olson’s appointment fills another of the three vacancies on the bench due to the appointment of Judge Sharon Gleason to the United States District Court, as well as the creation of two additional positions by the Alaska Legislature.
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:23 pm
UNITEDHEALTHCARE DONATES $25,000 TO HELP BUILD
NEW ANCHORAGE NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER
New 42,000-square-foot facility to offer more medical and dental services for children, families and seniors
ANCHORAGE (March 8, 2012) – UnitedHealthcare has donated $25,000 to the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC) to help build a new 42,000-square-foot medical and dental facility that will expand health care services for Anchorage residents.
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:18 pm
From the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:
ANCHORAGE– Current National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris maps, forecasting the path of debris swept out to sea by the 2011 Honshu tsunami, continue to indicate that debris will not have a significant impact on the Alaskan coastline. Environmental, radiological and navigational effects of the debris will likely be minimal.
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:15 pm
From the Alaska Department of Public Safety:
(SITKA) – A new class of Village Public Safety Officers and Village Police Officers will graduate from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka tomorrow. The graduation ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Sheet'Ka Kwaan Na'Kaa Hidi Building.
Program recruits received 10 weeks of extensive training at the academy. The curriculum spans 37 separate subjects and includes 488 classroom hours of intensified instruction and testing before a student may graduate.
Posted: March 8, 2012 - 5:12 pm
From Alaska Regional Hospital:
ALASKA REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOSTS
HEALTHY MEN AND WOMEN FAIR
Anchorage (March 8, 2012)—Alaska Regional Hospital will host its annual Healthy Men & Women Fair on Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first and second floors of the hospital’s main lobby.
The Healthy Men & Women Fair recognizes National Women’s Health Week May 13-19 and National Men’s Health Week June 11-17.