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USS Alaska Sailors Visit Namesake State None 

USS Alaska Sailors Visit Namesake State

Eight crew members, including the boat’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Eric Cole, and Chief of the Boat, Master Chief Machinist’s Mate (Auxiliary) Christopher Yacur, traveled to Anchorage, the first time in more than a decade the crew has visited their namesake state.

As Smoked Porter Turns 30, Newly Expanded Tasting Room Opens None 

As Smoked Porter Turns 30, Newly Expanded Tasting Room Opens

JUNEAU, AK—Alaskan Brewing opened an expanded tasting room in a grand opening celebration that also marked the 30th anniversary of one of its most renowned beers, Smoked Porter. The newly renovated space is part of the brewery’s expansion in a newly-acquired building on Commercial Boulevard in Juneau, part of its Lemon Creek brewing and tasting room facility.

United Airlines Announces Nonstop Service Between Fairbanks and San Francisco None 
Alaska Snow Gets Make-Over None 

Alaska Snow Gets Make-Over

Getting information for mountain recreation and travel in Alaska is about to get easier. Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, AlaskaSnow.org has been getting a major upgrade.

Culture and Community Connect in Largest Gathering of Native People in the US None 

Culture and Community Connect in Largest Gathering of Native People in the US

Visit Anchorage announced the following economic impact of meetings and conventions booked within the Municipality of Anchorage for October 2018, the largest of which is the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention. This is the second year in a row the city has won the bid to host the meeting, the largest of the month. The First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference precedes the larger AFN gathering.

Winner Caught in Alaskan Amber Fishing Derby None 
Iron Dog Board Hires New Executive Director None 
Alaska Zoo Welcomes New Female Polar Bear Resident None 

Alaska Zoo Welcomes New Female Polar Bear Resident

At the recommendation of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan, the Alaska Zoo is welcoming a new polar bear from the Denver Zoo this month. The Alaska Zoo will care for Cranbeary, a sixteen-year-old female, with the goal of eventually pairing her with Lyutyik, the Alaska Zoo’s male polar bear.

Juneau Names Front and Seward Intersection Heritage Square None 
Food of the North None 

Food of the North

On September 21st, 2018 The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Alaska Chapter, is hosting its reimagined biennial fund-raising event at Fox Hollow Chalet, ‘Food of the North.’