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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 3, 2012 - 2:27 pm
From the Girl Scouts:
WHO: Girl Scouts of Alaska – Troop #222
WHAT: Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales Begin in Anchorage
WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Fred Meyer – Midtown, 1000 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Alaskans who didn’t have the opportunity to pre-order from their favorite Girl Scout (or for those who have already eaten their purchases!) the opportunity to stash up on Thin Mints or Samoas® has just begun at various locations across the city.
Posted: March 1, 2012 - 5:34 pm
From the University of Alaska Fairbanks:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2012
CONTACT: Sharice Walker, SFOS public information officer, 907-590-1175, email@example.com
Seward, Alaska—Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads and Nefarious Dawgsharks will be visiting Seward this weekend, as well as the Echinoderminators, Flamin’ Krakens and Cexy Cnidarians.
Posted: March 1, 2012 - 11:43 am
From the Horatio Alger Association:
Student from Fairbanks receives prestigious grant for achieving despite facing adversity
March 1, 2012
Posted: February 29, 2012 - 3:24 pm
February 29, 2012, Anchorage
Posted: February 29, 2012 - 2:57 pm
From the Sealaska Heritage Institute:
February 29, 2012
SHI TO SPONSOR LATSEEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Institute accepting applications through June 1
Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s eighth annual Latseen Leadership Academy.
Posted: February 28, 2012 - 3:51 pm
Anchorage, February 27
Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have risen 17.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.98/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Posted: February 28, 2012 - 3:43 pm
From the Alaska Association of School Librarians:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2012
Anchorage Librarian Named School Librarian of the Year
To her students at Clark Middle School in Anchorage she is known as Ms. Cox, but to the Alaska Association of School Librarians Staci Cox has a new title – 2012 School Librarian of the Year.
Posted: February 28, 2012 - 2:41 pm
From Cartridge World in Anchorage:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anchorage-Area Schools can Win $15,000 for Computer Equipment and More
Vote for Your Favorite School by March 31 at SaveVoteWin.com
Anchorage, AK (Grassroots Newswire) February 28, 2012 – To help improve
technology funding in Anchorage area schools, Cartridge World is giving
local schools the chance to win $15,000 to be used toward the purchase of
new school computers.
"As a member of the Anchorage business community, we are excited to
support our local schools and hopefully provide one of them with an entire
Posted: February 28, 2012 - 2:17 pm
From the National Park Service:
Date: February 23, 2012
Contact: Allison Banks, Environmental Protection Specialist, 907-697-2230
The National Park Service is proposing to construct a 3,500 square foot replica of an 18th century Tlingit tribal house near Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.
Posted: February 24, 2012 - 4:34 pm
From the Dimond High JROTC Battalion:
Thirteen cadets from the Dimond JROTC Battalion traveled to Torrence, California, to compete in the annual 8th brigade drill meet from February 17 to 19.
The meet consisted of four events: inspection, Color Guard, armed regulation, and armed exhibition.
The cadets lodged at a hotel near to North High school, the location that the Drill Meet would be held. The cadets woke up early in the morning to prepare for their performances.
Posted: February 24, 2012 - 2:22 pm
From the Environmental Protection Agency:
Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs
EPA seeks scientist nominations for Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment
peer review panel
(Seattle—Feb. 24, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites the public to nominate qualified scientists to be considered for an
external peer review panel that will evaluate EPA’s draft Bristol Bay
EPA is conducting an assessment to examine if large-scale mining
development is likely to have adverse effects on salmon and resident
Posted: February 24, 2012 - 2:20 pm
From the Alaska Board of Game:
For Immediate Release: February 24, 2012
CONTACT: Kristy Tibbles, 907-465-6098
Board of Game to Meet in Fairbanks, March 2-11
The Alaska Board of Game will meet March 2 – 11, 2012, in Fairbanks at the Wedgewood Resort to consider over 100 proposals regarding hunting and trapping regulations in the Interior regions as well as other topics.
Posted: February 24, 2012 - 2:17 pm
From the Alaska Sea Grant program:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2012
Contact: Kurt Byers, Alaska Sea Grant Communications Manager, 907-474-6702; firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaska Sea Grant book wins Alaska Library Association's Alaskana Award
Fairbanks, Alaska-- Imam Cimiucia: Our Changing Sea is a richly illustrated hardcover book that examines how Alaska's coastal environment and Native subsistence culture and food harvesting activities have changed over the years around the Kenai Peninsula communities of Nanwalek and Port Graham.
Posted: February 14, 2012 - 12:49 pm
From Best Beginnings:
Feb. 13, 2012 – For immediate release
Contact: Barbara Brown, (907) 297-3309
Pitch Engine link: http://bit.ly/wdIcU5
Communities across Alaska host movie premieres
Best Beginnings produces free video and books for babies, their parents
More than 160 premiere events are set to raise the curtain on Best Beginnings’ Babies on Track, a 14-minute DVD for parents. More than 80 villages, towns, and cities across Alaska took up the call to roll out the red carpet from February 25 through March 4.
Posted: February 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm
From No Child Goes Hungry:
WHAT: Erik Estrada to host 6th Annual Dare to Care Gala Fundraiser
for "No Child Goes Hungry" school lunch program
WHEN: Saturday, February 25, champagne reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Anchorage Sheraton Hotel
TICKETS: Begins at $100 for individuals
INFORMATION AND CONTACT:
Bettsie Wild, www.nochildgoeshungry.org, 907-2646767
Actor Erik Estrada, best known as 'Ponch' on the television series "CHIPS," will host the 6th Annual Dare to Care gala fundraiser for the "No Child Goes Hungry" school lunch program.
Posted: February 14, 2012 - 12:36 pm
From the Anchorage Fur Rondy:
Fur Rondy to announce 2012 Miss Rondy Queen and present Rondy Proclamations
Fur Rondy will announce the 2012 Miss Rondy Queen and Princesses at the Mayor’s Press Conference February 15that 1:30pm. Mayor Dan Sullivan to present two Proclamations.
Posted: February 14, 2012 - 12:22 pm
From the Junior Native Youth Olympics:
ANCHORAGE—More than 600 elementary school students from across the state will compete this weekend in traditional Alaska Native contests such as the Eskimo Stick Pull and the One- and Two-Foot High Kicks during the Junior NYO Games Alaska, Feb. 17–19 at Begich Middle School in Anchorage.
The event is free and open to the public.
Posted: February 14, 2012 - 11:09 am
FROM THE ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER:
For additional information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Lexie Mizeras – Vice President of Marketing & Philanthropy
(907) 644-6717 Direct (907) 362-2272 Cell
Posted: February 14, 2012 - 10:11 am
From the Make-A-Wish Foundation:
WHO & WHAT:
Thirteen-year-old Hunter, like many boys his age, has a passion for the great outdoors. He has spent much of his childhood fishing with his dad at his home in Florida, in addition to dreaming of adventure by living vicariously through Jules Verne’s epic tale, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Unfortunately, Hunter’s battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia has recently prevented him from doing many of the things he loves, including spending time outdoors with his dad and creating his own epic tales of adventure.
Posted: February 13, 2012 - 11:32 am
First Tap - 2012 RondyBrew™ - February 14th
Join Rondy, Anchorage Brewing Company and RumRunners for the First Tap of the Official Brew of the 2012 Fur Rondy
Anchorage, AK, February 10, 2012: The Board of Directors of Greater Anchorage, Inc. the Anchorage Brewing Company announce the first tap of the Official RondyBrew™ 2012 – Running of the Reindeer Saison - the Official Brew of the 2012 Fur Rendezvous.