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Landye Bennett Blumstein Names New Partner None 

Landye Bennett Blumstein Names New Partner

The law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP is pleased to announce that Leslie R. Need has become a partner in the firm. Need works in the firm’s Anchorage office.

Anchorage Educator Named Alaska Teacher of the Year None 

Anchorage Educator Named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Meet Ben Walker, your 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year.

Alaska Marine Lines Brings New School Buses to Kenai Peninsula None 

Alaska Marine Lines Brings New School Buses to Kenai Peninsula

Students on the Kenai Peninsula are riding in style thanks to new Apple Bus Company buses delivered via Alaska Marine Lines.

Image of Porcupine Herd Travels Cross Country None 

Image of Porcupine Herd Travels Cross Country

Wright’s image shows purple mountains above the orange-brown flats of northern Alaska. The coastal plain — miles of tundra carpet between the mountains and the ocean — is packed with caribou of the Porcupine herd. The animals resemble tan ants scrambling over treeless hills. Counting them is an intimidating proposition.

GCI Promotes Jason Tomberlin to Director of GCI Education None 

GCI Promotes Jason Tomberlin to Director of GCI Education

GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, announced today that Jason Tomberlin will be promoted to director of GCI Education, within GCI’s Government, Healthcare & Education team, effective Jan. 16, 2018.

Dippers swim Alaska rivers throughout winter None 

Dippers swim Alaska rivers throughout winter

Mary Willson, a biologist, ecologist and consultant from Juneau, might be the only Alaska researcher who has studied the American dipper. She has pulled on her chest waders to follow dippers on waterways near Juneau’s road system, and she’s gotten to know a bit of the character of what she calls “a very cool bird.”

Alaska Marine Lines named Philanthropic Business of the Year None 
The most remote place in the U.S. None 

The most remote place in the U.S.

What’s the most remote spot in Alaska? Dorte Dissing once tackled that question.

Anonymous Sitkan Contributes $25,000 to Legacy Fund None 

Anonymous Sitkan Contributes $25,000 to Legacy Fund

The Greater Sitka Legacy Fund (GSLF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), received a $25,000 donation to its permanent endowment from a Sitka resident who wishes to remain anonymous.

Southwest Alaska Pilots Association Donates AVTEC Scholarships None 

Southwest Alaska Pilots Association Donates AVTEC Scholarships

The Southwest Alaska Pilots Association is donating two $2,500 scholarships for AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center located in Seward, Alaska.