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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A half-million-dollar federal grant is headed to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for research in seaweed farming, a growing industry in Alaska.
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.
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.
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.
Free screenings of a new documentary that highlights climate change in Alaska will be offered Sept. 27-30 in Fairbanks, Palmer, Anchorage and Kotzebue.
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 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.