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A decade of aloha: Alaska Airlines Foundation donates $100,000 to nonprofits in Hawaii None 

A decade of aloha: Alaska Airlines Foundation donates $100,000 to nonprofits in Hawaii

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $100,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Hawaii, as part of a special donation to celebrate Alaska Airlines' 10th anniversary of service to the Islands. Funds will support 10 programs working to better the lives of youth in the local community and provide education and workforce development programs across the state.

Fairbanks’ 2017-18 Aurora Season off to a great start None 

Fairbanks’ 2017-18 Aurora Season off to a great start

Fairbanks’ renowned aurora borealis viewing lures people from all over the world during the “Aurora Season” from August 21 to April 21. Fairbanks’ location is ideal for northern lights viewing because it is under the “Auroral Oval,” a ring-shaped zone over the far north where aurora activity is concentrated. Additionally, Fairbanks’ low precipitation and distance from coastal areas contributes to consistently clear nights. All combined these variables make the Fairbanks region an outstanding destination for possible aurora borealis viewing.

Alaska Zoo offers discounted admission on Veterans Day None 

Alaska Zoo offers discounted admission on Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, the Alaska Zoo is offering discounted admission to all military veterans on Monday, Nov. 13. Normal zoo admission with an active or retired military ID is $10, and on Monday veterans will receive an additional 50 percent discount.

Iron Dog announces the 2018 Official Race Rosters None 
Get Ready for Snow Adventures None 

Get Ready for Snow Adventures

It’s time for SnowFest. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center wants to help all Alaskans prepare for their big winter adventures with a fun day of training geared for both those new to outdoor adventures as well as long-time veterans.

Great Alaskan Holidays Sets Record Year in ‘17 None 

Great Alaskan Holidays Sets Record Year in ‘17

Great Alaskan Holidays (www.rvak.com), Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, continues as a dedicated supporter of the State of Alaska’s tourism industry, reaching a salient milestone during the 2017 rental season.

Great Alaskan Holidays Launches New TV Commercial Series None 

Great Alaskan Holidays Launches New TV Commercial Series

Great Alaskan Holidays (www.rvak.com), Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, has recently launched a brand new, 5-part television commercial series. The series, filmed on location in Eagle River, community neighborhoods, and the company’s main facility in Anchorage, is a departure from previous themes (that will continue running simultaneously), yet remains centered on the company’s core business model, along with Alaska’s camping lifestyles.

Industry Excellence Awarded to Great Alaskan Holidays None 

Industry Excellence Awarded to Great Alaskan Holidays

Great Alaskan Holidays (www.rvak.com), Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, has just been awarded the 2017 Circle of Excellence Award; Recognizing Excellence in Sales and Customer Service, from Winnebago Industries.

Brews and Boos at 2017 Fair Brewfest None 

Brews and Boos at 2017 Fair Brewfest

Like Halloween? Love great beer? Then don’t miss the Mighty Monster Boo Fest (aka Mighty Matanuska Brewfest) at the Alaska State Fair! The popular annual brewfest, now sanctioned by the Brewers Guild and supported by KAYO, takes place Saturday, October 28 from 6 – 10 p.m. at Raven Hall on the fairgrounds.

NSAA’s season begins October 1 with improved Junior Nordic and Ski Train programs None 

NSAA’s season begins October 1 with improved Junior Nordic and Ski Train programs

A new and exciting season of events, activities and healthy outdoor opportunities for Southcentral Alaska residents of all ages begins Sunday, October 1, when the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) kicks off its 2017-18 season programming. NSAA opens the season by introducing new leadership and details for two of its most popular community programs: Junior Nordic and Ski Train.