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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: February 6, 2012 - 2:02 pm
From the Department of Health and Social Services:
February 6, 2012
Contact: Ann Potempa, (907) 269-7957, Cell (907) 230-4001, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Wilkinson, (907) 269-7285, Cell (907) 382-7032, email@example.com
FOR MEDIA RELEASE ONLY: The Department of Health and Social Services
Posted: February 6, 2012 - 2:00 pm
From the Board of Fisheries:
For Immediate Release: February 6, 2012
CONTACT: Monica Wellard, 907-465-6095
Alaska Board of Fisheries to Meet in Ketchikan
February 24-March 4, 2012
Posted: February 6, 2012 - 1:58 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2012
Posted: February 3, 2012 - 1:19 pm
From United Way of Alaska:
February 18, 2012 at 9:30am
Where: First United Methodist Church
725 W 9th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
If you live in Anchorage, you know how cold it's been recently -- in fact, the coldest January on record since 1947. Utility bills are spiking, placing added stress on limited family budgets. Unfortunately, most rent and utility assistance funds for families have been exhausted for months.
Posted: February 3, 2012 - 12:53 pm
From the Alaska Humanities Forum:
To enrich the civic, intellectual, and cultural life of all Alaskans
For immediate release
Leadership transition at the Alaska Humanities Forum
The Board of Directors of Alaska Humanities Forum announces a change in leadership at the Forum. Current president and chief executive officer, Greg Kimura, Ph.D., has recently been selected as the new president and chief executive officer of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The Board extends its best wishes and congratulations to Dr. Kimura on his new appointment.
Posted: February 3, 2012 - 12:45 pm
From the Alaska State Fair:
February 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fair Doubles 2012 Scholarship Amounts
Alaska Students Encouraged to Apply by April 20
Palmer, AK – The Alaska State Fair is currently accepting applications for its 2012 scholarships. All Alaska junior and senior high school students who plan to attend college or vocational school are eligible to apply. Applications should be mailed or hand delivered to the Alaska State Fair, 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, Alaska 99645, and must be received by Friday, April 20, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Posted: February 2, 2012 - 9:37 am
From the Alaska Forum on the Environment:
January 24, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Kurt Eilo, firstname.lastname@example.org, (907) 230-9805 or
Vivian Melde, email@example.com, (907) 351-5413
The 14th annual Alaska Forum on the Environment begins Monday, February 6, 2012
with a morning keynote with Michael Fay, noted naturalist and National Geographic
Explorer-in-Residence, who returns for his second AFE conference. Fay now resides
in Ketchikan, Alaska. The week-long conference, held at the Dena’ina Convention
Posted: February 1, 2012 - 11:06 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2012, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell announced the names of 80 Alaskans appointed to various state offices, boards and commissions.
Under the Alaska Constitution (Article III, Sections 25 and 26) and state law (AS 39.05.080) the governor must present to the Legislature for confirmation, within the first 15 days of a regular legislative session, his appointments of department heads and members of regulatory or quasi-judicial boards and commissions.
Posted: January 30, 2012 - 4:28 pm
From Anchorage's Promise:
KidsDay 2012 is Presented by BP
Join us on Saturday, April 21st, from 10am - 4 pm at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage.
The registration form for this years event can be found on the Anchorage's Promise website - www.anchoragespromise.org
We are very excited about KidsDay this year and can't wait to see all of you there celebrating our community's youth with us on April 21st.
We hope you join in with us and our new event theme for this year which is "Under the Big Top". We're looking forward to a huge celebration of Anchorage youth and families.
Posted: January 30, 2012 - 3:47 pm
From the Alaska Department of Evironmental Conservation:
Walgreen Co. Recalls Chocolate-Covered Raisins Due To Packaging Error and Undeclared Allergens
Posted: January 30, 2012 - 2:35 pm
From the Alaska Ice Climbing Festival:
ANCHORAGE, Jan. 30, 2012
World-class adventurer Will Gadd and the only human to climb 25,000' of vertical ice in 24 hours visits Anchorage
Will Gadd is the feature presenter at the 2012 Alaska Ice Climbing Festival
Posted: January 30, 2012 - 2:31 pm
From the Office of the Governor:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2012, Juneau, Alaska - First Lady Sandy Parnell has opened the nomination period for the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards, honoring Alaskans who invest their valuable time in volunteer service.
The First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize men, women and youth who make a significant impact in Alaska through their charitable activities and volunteerism.
Posted: January 30, 2012 - 11:53 am
From the Alaska World Affairs Council:
Who: Alaska World Affairs Council Luncheon featuring: Kevin Book and Sen. Mark Begich
What: A presentation on “The Last, Best Chance for North American Energy Security”
When: Noon, Friday, February 3
Where: Dena'ina Center, Tikahtnu Ballroom B
Posted: January 30, 2012 - 11:45 am
From Gas Buddy:
Anchorage, January 30 -- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.77/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Posted: January 30, 2012 - 11:39 am
From NeighborWorks Anchorage:
Posted: January 30, 2012 - 11:35 am
From the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Recreational Services Division:
6th Annual Winter Family Fun Day at Reflections Lake
Saturday, February 4, 2011
11 AM to 3 PM
Location: Knik River Access Exit at Mile 31.5 of the Glenn Highway
Come and enjoy winter at beautiful Reflections Lake on the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge!
Cross-country ski, snowshoe, ice skate, or walk the circular path around the lake. Warming fires,
hot cocoa, treats & coffee will keep you toasty as we revel in the beauty of this picturesque lake. What a
wonderful place to enjoy the great Alaskan outdoors!
Posted: January 27, 2012 - 6:07 pm
From the Bureau of Land Management:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 27, 2012
Contact: Artealia Gilliard, 907-271-4418, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth McCoard, 907-271-3322, email@example.com
Posted: January 27, 2012 - 6:03 pm
January 27, 2012
More than 100 families and individuals are expected to attend the first Anchorage Free Tax Preparation Program "Super Saturday." Alaskans can get their Federal income taxes done for free and connect with a variety of community resources on everything from estate and tax planning to finding a better job, tapping into food stamps or Food Bank programs, veterans and disability assistance, scholarships and saving for homeownership.
Posted: January 27, 2012 - 12:34 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 27, 2012
(Mat-Su Borough, Alaska) - The Alaska Moose Federation (AMF) is expanding its Anchorage moose salvage program to now include the Mat-Su Borough. The salvage program’s purpose is to significantly increase safety by promptly removing expired moose from collision scenes, delivering them to charity and returning traffic flow to normal flow patterns quickly.
Posted: January 27, 2012 - 11:08 am
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
January 27, 2012
Contact: Ethan Tyler
Heavy snowfall challenges operations team
The staff at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center continues to dig out from numerous storms
that have hit the Southcentral Alaska region throughout the winter. In the wake of the latest 18
inches of snow received on Sunday and more throughout the week, the Center staff has made
the decision to cease winter weekend operations until further notice.