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AARP Community Challenge Names Alaska Non-Profit as Recipient None 

AARP Community Challenge Names Alaska Non-Profit as Recipient

AARP Alaska announces a winner for the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change and improve quality of life in communities across the nation for people of all ages.

North Korea blast lights up Alaska seismometers None 

North Korea blast lights up Alaska seismometers

On Saturday night, Matt Gardine was at home outside Fairbanks playing with his daughter when his phone beeped. As the seismologist on call with the Alaska Earthquake Center, Gardine’s duty was to get information out about detectable earthquakes right after they happen.

Join The Arc of Anchorage for Trunk-Or-Treat on Saturday, September 16! None 

Join The Arc of Anchorage for Trunk-Or-Treat on Saturday, September 16!

Join us Saturday, September 16, 2017 for a family friendly and inclusive trunk-or-treating event at The Arc's large and level surfaced parking lot before the cold of October comes! Trunk-or-Treat guests will walk to each decorated vehicle's "trunk station" and collect candy and small prizes. Admission ticket includes a treat collection bag, treats and prizes at trunk stations.

EATA Fall 2017 Newsletter None 
Numerous Athletes Compete in State Tournament None 

Numerous Athletes Compete in State Tournament

Striving to get closest to the pallina or sinking your putt will be the goal for Special Olympics Alaska athletes competing in the 2017 Special Olympics Alaska Fall Tournament. This tournament will draw nearly 200 athletes, coaches and volunteers to Anchorage September 9-10. The following Alaskan communities will be competing in the Fall Tournament: Anchorage, Homer, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su and Fairbanks.

Agreement is reached to repair and reopen “The Dome” None 

Agreement is reached to repair and reopen “The Dome”

The board of directors of “The Dome” is pleased to announce that a definitive agreement has been reached to repair and reopen the facility. The Dome is expected to reopened to the public by mid-November.

Slicing a 20,000 year-old mammoth tusk None 

Slicing a 20,000 year-old mammoth tusk

In his job as a university machinist, Dale Pomraning has built and fixed earthquake detectors and aurora rockets. But recently he worked on his first object that was once part of a living creature. He and others sliced a six-foot, 100-pound wooly mammoth tusk lengthwise, sort of like a salmon filet.

How do sharks swallow? None 

How do sharks swallow?

I bet you haven’t thought much about that lately. After all, how would pondering this question ever help get you to the bottom of your to-do list today?

New bulletin for Alaska beachcombers on rights to marine mammal parts None 

New bulletin for Alaska beachcombers on rights to marine mammal parts

It’s not uncommon for Alaskans strolling their state’s vast coastline to encounter a marine mammal, dead and washed up on shore. When a surprise encounter happens, questions often bubble up. A new guide sheet from Alaska Sea Grant provides answers.

Kristi Duff announced new Executive Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness None 

Kristi Duff announced new Executive Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness

Kristi Duff has been named Executive Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness. She officially stepped into her role new on August 21, 2017.