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Uber Grant Provides Opportunity to Restart Ride Program for The Salvation Army None 
Alaska Geographic Appoints Andy Hall as New Executive Director None 

Alaska Geographic Appoints Andy Hall as New Executive Director

“The board of directors is looking forward to continuing the momentum that Andy has helped Alaska Geographic gain over the past eight months while he acted as interim director,” said Board Chair Sam Dennis. “Andy has demonstrated that he is the perfect leader to guide Alaska Geographic, in support of our agency partners, into a bright and sustaining future.”

Explore Fairbanks Alaska Announces Aurora and Midnight Sun Tracker None 

Explore Fairbanks Alaska Announces Aurora and Midnight Sun Tracker

The aurora borealis and the midnight sun are two natural phenomena that are integral to Fairbanks and draw visitors from around the world. The Aurora Tracker will give real-time and three-day forecasts of northern lights data correlated to six different locations. The Midnight Sun Tracker will calculate the number of daylight hours any time of year for three different locations.

Your Hair Knows Where You’ve Been None 

Your Hair Knows Where You’ve Been

Sprouting from your head at the rate of more than three inches a year, hair is a recorder of the things you eat and drink and where you ate and drank them. An Ottawa-based researcher once assembled a countrywide database of Canadians’ hair designed to help the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

YWCA Alaska Announces Interim CEO None 

YWCA Alaska Announces Interim CEO

YWCA Alaska announces Shirley Pittz as the interim CEO following the departure of Hilary Morgan at the end of January.

Salmon is on the Menu for Lake Clark’s Wolves None 

Salmon is on the Menu for Lake Clark’s Wolves

Wolves are opportunists and Lake Clark, situated at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, is flush with fish. Likewise, salmon make a relatively safe dinner. While moose fight back and can break a wolf’s legs, salmon simply flop or freeze.

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.