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Meetings and Events coming to Fairbanks in August None 

Meetings and Events coming to Fairbanks in August

Conventions, conferences, meetings and events held in the Golden Heart of Alaska bring attendees, participants and spectators to the community that positively impact the local economy. The Estimated Direct Attendee Spending (EDAS) is a nationally-accepted economic impact calculation of meetings based on the factors of number of out-of-town meeting attendees, number of nights in a local lodging facility and an average expenditure rate. The calculation does not include economic model-multipliers.

New Parking Lot for Popular Butte Trail None 

New Parking Lot for Popular Butte Trail

The Matauska-Susitna Borough’s most popular hiking trail—West Butte—will open 70 parking spaces in a new lot on Monday. The parking lot removes vehicles from the road, ending a chronic safety problem for the Borough.

Salmonfest Let's Go! None 

Salmonfest Let's Go!

We're closing in on the start of Salmonfest 2017, August 4-6, and once again our talented, creative and energetic festival team has been working tirelessly to help set the table for what promises to be another magical, musical and memorable weekend! We are excited about the diverse and dynamic lineup and are confident of the 65 plus acts on four stages over 3 days that you will all find new performers to fall in love with.

JetBlue Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results None 
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Alaska Air Group reports second quarter 2017 results

Financial & Operational Highlights

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HotelsCombined Names Top Hotels in Alaska in Annual Recognition of Excellence Award

One of the world’s leading hotel price comparison platforms, HotelsCombined, today announces the results for its Recognition of Excellence awards. This year, the finalist honors in the state of Alaska for Best Hotels in a Metropolitan Area go to Alaska's Capital Inn Bed and Breakfast in Juneau, and in Anchorage, to Alaska House of Jade Bed and Breakfast; Hotel Alyeska; Fireweed Manor Bed and Breakfast, and winner 11th Avenue Bed and Breakfast in Anchorage.

Zero Waste at Salmonfest 2017 None 

Zero Waste at Salmonfest 2017

Salmonfest, Alaska’s biggest festival weekend gets help from Cook Inletkeeper and ReGroup to minimize waste at this year’s festival August 4-6 in Ninilchik.

Kevin Kastner Resigns as Executive Director of Iron Dog None 

Kevin Kastner Resigns as Executive Director of Iron Dog

Iron Dog, Inc., the world’s longest toughest snowmobile race, announced today that Executive Director Kevin Kastner has resigned to pursue a new opportunity. The Board has begun a search for Mr. Kastner’s successor.

MANAGEMENT PROMOTIONS WITHIN PENAIR None 

MANAGEMENT PROMOTIONS WITHIN PENAIR

Due to the pending retirement of PenAir’s Chief Operating Officer, Dave Hall, several changes in upper management have been announced.

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