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June 2018

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Senior Services and Support

In 2009, seniors represented 7.5 percent of the state’s population, but that number will likely hit 14.5 percent by 2034. It’s unlikely today’s range and depth of services for the state’s growing senior population will double in size and keep pace.

Vessel Response Protocols

Because of the state’s fierce weather and remote areas, multilayer systems are integrated into comprehensive vessel response protocols for tankers and non-tankers operating in Alaska’s waters, ensuring the health of both the environment and the state’s economy.

Alaska’s Financial Institutions Expanding in Pacific Northwest

Over the years, Alaska’s financial institutions have taken different approaches to expanding into the Pacific Northwest and tapping into its economy, which is driven by diverse industries.

EAT, SHOP, PLAY, STAY: June 2018

There’s not a whole lot that needs to be said about the joys of ziplining—the rush of adrenaline when zipping along at sixty-five miles per hour while taking in Alaska’s stunning views simply can’t be beat. Ziplining is an exciting, one-of-a-kind experience for all ages and levels of experience.

Road-Stream Crossings

Putting a road across a stream in Alaska is a lot like going on an adventure. Survival of road and traveler alike hinges on careful planning and weighing risks.

Interior Conferences and Meetings

Fairbanks has enough meeting venues that it takes more than a day just to walk through all the ballrooms, reception areas, and board rooms.

Elements of Mining

In addition to REE exploration, 2017 saw continued mining of coal, zinc, lead, silver, and gold at established mines—while millions of dollars were poured into various regions of the state as companies looked to extend the lives of their mines as well as develop new areas with significant economic potential.

Continuity in Service and Commitment – a New President at PDC

Matt Emerson first came to Alaska in 1986 with the mission of helping his brother remodel his home in Goldstream Valley, just outside of Fairbanks. With a laugh, Matt added that the other reason for his trip to Alaska was to bring back his brother’s dog, which had stayed with him in Colorado while his brother had spent time in Barrow.

Katmai’s Bearcams Begin Streaming for 2018 Season

Katmai National Park & Preserve’s popular Bearcams are back for another summer. Through a partnership with Explore.org, viewers are able to watch online as one of the world’s highest concentrations of brown bears gathers to feed on sockeye salmon in the Brooks River.

Alaska Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Sacramento and Kona

Pristine Waters

With a bustling marine industry, maintaining the safety and cleanliness of Alaska's waterways is tantamount to continued success.

Homegrown Powerhouses

In recent years, Alaska’s Native village corporations have been making big economic waves in the state.

Exceptional Expansion

I was sitting with Alaska Airlines Manager of External Affairs Tim Thompson when Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President–Alaska Marilyn Romano walked into our May 1 interview, offering me a cookie and a smile.

EAT SHOP PLAY STAY: June 2018

There’s not a whole lot that needs to be said about the joys of ziplining—the rush of adrenaline when zipping along at sixty-five miles per hour while taking in Alaska’s stunning views simply can’t be beat. Ziplining is an exciting, one-of-a-kind experience for all ages and levels of experience.

Arctic Expansion

Arctic Alaska is renowned for its abundant wildlife, mountainous terrain, formidable weather, and isolated communities. Providing technology infrastructure in the region—which encompasses the North Slope Borough, the Northwest Arctic Borough, and the Nome Census Area—can be daunting.

Alaska Beginning to Embrace Electric Vehicles

“There is a lot of skepticism regarding electric vehicles in Alaska, and we wanted to create an opportunity to diffuse any misperceptions,” says Abul Hassan, director of public transportation for the Municipality of Anchorage. “The technology is here to stay, and we need to move with the times or get left behind.”

Taking Time to Appreciate an Alaskan Icon

We’re deep in planning for the Best of Alaska Business awards party and special section (the results are in and there are some surprises this year, all of which will be revealed in our July issue), and, of course, we’re planning for the Top 49ers event in September, while still writing, editing, and planning for the next big issue. All to say it was a pretty typical month, yet a great month because there was one big difference—I’ve known for several weeks what I want to focus on in June: our cover story on Alaska Airlines.
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