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Calling all cowboys and cowgirls with a desire to help EATA host the annual Cowboy Ball! None 

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls with a desire to help EATA host the annual Cowboy Ball!

The Cowboy Ball is coming up soon and we are looking for any interested volunteers. The night will consist of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions. We would love support with running the event itself, set-up, and take-down. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Rebecca at: rebecca.widmer@equineassistedtherapyalaska.org

Prehistoric reptile one mile above McCarthy None 

Prehistoric reptile one mile above McCarthy

In 1963, 23-year-old geologist David Whistler sat down for lunch on a rocky hilltop one mile above Kennicott Glacier. With one hand on his sandwich and the other on his miner’s pick, he flipped over rocks. One of them made him pause. Embedded in the stone was a row of sharp teeth.

Federal grant aims to stimulate Alaska seaweed farming None 

Federal grant aims to stimulate Alaska seaweed farming

A half-million-dollar federal grant is headed to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for research in seaweed farming, a growing industry in Alaska.

$2.4 million grant to fund study of renewable energy impacts None 

$2.4 million grant to fund study of renewable energy impacts

A team of University of Alaska researchers has received a $2.4 million federal grant to study whether the use of renewable power could help small Alaska communities provide food, energy and safe water sustainably.

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The Alaska Business Week selects Andy Rogers as Executive Director

The Alaska Business Week (ABW) board of directors has selected Andy Rogers as the program’s Executive Director. Rogers replaces long-time director Nicole Schuh who is pursuing opportunities out of state.

Women In the Trades Parade None 

Women In the Trades Parade

Warrior Western Weekend: Volunteer opportunity None 

Warrior Western Weekend: Volunteer opportunity

Warrior Western Weekend hosted by Alaska’s Healing Hearts is being held September 30th at the Elk’s Lodge Camp in Sutton and they are looking for volunteers! Military members, veterans, and their families will be coming out to enjoy equine events, cowboy action shooting, ATV rides, archery, outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts, and good old cowboy recreation.

 Alaska climate change documentary to be screened in state None 

Alaska climate change documentary to be screened in state

Free screenings of a new documentary that highlights climate change in Alaska will be offered Sept. 27-30 in Fairbanks, Palmer, Anchorage and Kotzebue.

Hurricanes and far north sea ice None 

Hurricanes and far north sea ice

Speaking at a conference in coastal Texas last fall, a researcher from Florida mentioned with relief that her home was 13 feet above sea level. That seemed curious to me, a middle Alaskan living at 500 feet, but then she mentioned the millions of other Floridians whose homes sit less than 10 feet above sea level, and were more vulnerable to storm surge.

The Alaska Community Foundation Announces 57 Scholarship Awards None 

The Alaska Community Foundation Announces 57 Scholarship Awards

The Alaska Community Foundation is pleased to announce academic scholarship awards to 57 students from across the state. These scholarships, created by caring community members who want to make a lasting impact in Alaska, provide financial support to students pursing different academic disciplines, ranging from the sciences, technology, music, education, and even the culinary arts. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $37,500, with some providing multi-year support.