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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: January 17, 2012 - 3:47 pm
From the Anchorage School District:
January 17, 2012
Contact: Heidi Embley
Phone: (907) 742-4158
District to review attendance boundaries for three JBER schools
Parents and community welcome to attend task force meetings
Posted: January 17, 2012 - 2:21 pm
Alaska Brain Injury Network, Inc (ABIN)
INVITES YOU TO CALL IN FOR PUBLIC TESTIMONY
Who: Family, Individuals with TBI, Professionals and Caregivers
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:00-3:30 PM
Where: Teleconference: 1-800-791-2345: Pass Code: 32295 #
3:00-3:30pm Public Testimony:
Via telephone 1(800)791-2345 pass code 32295#
Share your story!
v What is your personal, professional or family experience with Traumatic Brain Injury?
v What resources were available to you?
v What ideas do you have for more services?
Posted: January 17, 2012 - 2:09 pm
From the Alaska Junior Theater:
For Immediate Release:
January 17, 2012
Story by Maggie Jane Moonin
Photos courtesy of David Gonzalez
Grandmaster Storyteller David Gonzalez Gives Age-old Children’s Fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, a Modern Makeover
Posted: January 17, 2012 - 2:06 pm
From the Anchorage School District:
Dimond High School Assistant Principal Patricia Walker
Selected as 2012 Alaska Assistant Principal of the Year
The Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals has selected Patricia Walker, Assistant Principal of Dimond High School as Alaska Assistant Principal of the Year for 2011-12. This honor means that Walker is now eligible for consideration as a candidate for the 2012 NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year recognition.
Posted: January 17, 2012 - 1:59 pm
From the Alaska Zoo:
Polar Bears’ Birthday Party
Anchorage, AK – Come one, come all to Ahpun and Lyutyik’s birthday party at the Alaska Zoo. Ahpun turns 14 and Lyutyik (Lyu) 12 this year. The polar bears’ birthday party gets under way this Saturday, January 21 at 11am with the presentation of the BIG CAKE.
You will want to come a little early so you don’t miss out on the big
Posted: January 13, 2012 - 6:52 pm
From the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council:
For Immediate Release
Jan. 13, 2012
Contact: Stan Jones
The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council will hold a board meeting in Anchorage on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 19-20, 2012.
The meeting is to be held at the BP Energy Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Friday. It is open to the public, except for executive sessions. Public comments will be taken Thursday morning at 8:55 a.m.
Posted: January 13, 2012 - 2:35 pm
From the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development:
JUNEAU, Alaska—The annual Governor’s Safety & Health Conference will be March 19-21 at the Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. The conference, “Injury Prevention In Alaska – No One Left Behind,” is open to employers, employees, safety and health professionals and the general public.
Sponsored by the Alaska Safety Advisory Council, the conference focuses on emerging safety and health issues, and advanced safety needs that pertain to our unique state.
Posted: January 13, 2012 - 11:11 am
From the University of Alaska Fairbanks:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 13, 2012
CONTACT: Marie Gilbert, Institute of Arctic Biology information officer, 907-474-7412, email@example.com
Fairbanks, Alaska—University of Alaska Fairbanks zoophysiologist Brian Barnes has been named a 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Posted: January 12, 2012 - 5:18 pm
Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors
What: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Press Conference
When: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2 PM
Where: Special Olympics Alaska, 3200 Mountain View Dr.
Anchorage, AK - Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will announce the recipients of the first annual Director's Awards at the Anchorage-based Special Olympics headquarters at 2pm on Tuesday, January 17th.
Posted: January 12, 2012 - 5:08 pm
From the Denali Auction Company:
Anchorage, AK - Antiques, various artwork and Alaskan memorabilia will be among the wide selection of offerings from the estate of George & Margaret Sullivan will be sold by auction by Denali Auction Company LLC
in Anchorage on Jan. 18, 2012.
George Sullivan served as the Mayor of Anchorage from 1967 until 1981. His the father of the current mayor, Dan Sullivan.
Over 200 items to be auctioned including: Collectibles, Decorative Items, Furniture, Household Items, Jewelry and Memorabilia.
Posted: January 12, 2012 - 5:00 pm
From the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 12, 2012
CONTACT: Kim Stryker, FSS Program Manager, (907) 269-7583
D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. Inc. Recalls Safeway Snack Artist Sugar-Free Bite-Sized Chocolate Chip Cookies Due To Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens
Posted: January 11, 2012 - 5:10 pm
From Visit Anchorage:
Event: Visit Anchorage Jan. Luncheon
Date: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 / doors open 11:30, program runs noon -1 p.m.
Location: Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
Join Visit Anchorage President and CEO Julie Saupe for a report on Visit Anchorage efforts in 2011, as well as an overview of 2012 goals, programs and marketing plans.
RSVP by Monday, Jan. 16 at Noon: http://www.anchorage.net/
Posted: January 11, 2012 - 5:05 pm
From the Alaska Bar Association:
Anchorage, AK—January 11, 2012—The Alaska Bar Association will host a free legal clinic with its project partners the Alaska Court System and Alaska Legal Services Corporation on Monday, January 16, 2012 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in four Alaska communities: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Sitka. The Anchorage event will be held at the Mountain View Boys & Girls Club at 315 Price Street from 1-7pm.
Posted: January 11, 2012 - 11:43 am
From Alaska Community Action on Toxics:
January 11, 2012
Samantha Englishoe, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, 222.7714 (office); 206.422.2400 (cell)
Pam Miller, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, 222.7714 (office); 907.242.9991(cell)
Confronting Toxics in Everyday Products and People
Alaska Lecture Tour Shares Public Health Message
Posted: January 11, 2012 - 11:20 am
My name is Lise Falskow and I am the President and CEO of the Alaska World Affairs Council (AKWorld), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization. AKWorld is dedicated to bringing quality speakers to Alaska to talk about global issues that are important to all Alaskans. Even though we have been doing this in Alaska for over 50 years, many people do not know about the opportunity to come to these live programs and listen to world class speakers here in Anchorage. We would appreciate any assistance you could provide to help us spread the word to our community about this opportunity.
Posted: January 11, 2012 - 11:04 am
From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
NEWS RELEASE: January 11, 2012
NOAA and partners complete epic Southeast Alaska ShoreZone coastal mapping project
Juneau, AK—People around the world can now get an eagle’s-eye view of all of Southeast Alaska’s shoreline without leaving home, now that the award-winning ShoreZone project has been completed for the entire coastline from Dixon Entrance to Yakutat.
Posted: January 11, 2012 - 11:01 am
From the Alaska Railroad:
DATE: January 10, 2012
CONTACT: Stephenie Wheeler, 265-2671
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alaska Railroad schedules open house in Anchorage to discuss proposed capital project plans for 2012
Additional open house events in Wasilla, Fairbanks and Seward
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) invites the public to an open house 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, at the Anchorage Historic Depot at 411 West First Avenue (Ship Creek). The venue provides an opportunity to review and comment on a proposed Program of Projects (POP) for 2012.
Posted: January 11, 2012 - 10:25 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Commonwealth North Alaska's Assets Review
Today, Wednesday, January 11
Dena'ina Center, 12-1:30pm
Commonwealth North's Annual Alaska Assets Review program will be held
Wednesday, January 11th from 12-1:30 at the Dena'ina Center. As
shareholders of "Alaska Inc." the citizens of Alaska need to be informed
Posted: January 10, 2012 - 3:27 pm
For Immediate Release, January 10, 2012
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520
2012 Sabbatical Recipients Announced
Anchorage - Three Alaska nonprofit leaders have been selected for the 2012 Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical Program. They are:
Nancy Haag, Standing Together Against Rape
Jill Hodges, Alaska Brain Injury Network
Susan Musante, Soteria-Alaska and CHOICES
Posted: January 10, 2012 - 1:53 pm
From the ACLU of Alaska:
We are very pleased that the Honorable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will be the Keynote Speaker at our ACLU of Alaska Liberty Awards Gala. Help us inaugurate The Year of Restoring Privacy:
Saturday, January 21, 2012
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Dena’ina Convention Center
600 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage