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Alaska Resource Education Announces New Executive Director None 

Alaska Resource Education Announces New Executive Director

Ella comes to ARE with over 25 years’ experience in Alaska resource industries. She brings experience in mining as well as oil and gas, most recently as Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Statoil Alaska.

GCI Announces Recipients of 2018 Community Giving Program None 

GCI Announces Recipients of 2018 Community Giving Program

GCI announced the recipients of its 2018 philanthropy campaign – 12 nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of Alaskans across the state. A different Alaska nonprofit will be featured each month.

Rasmuson’s Agloinga Selected for Leadership Program, Brings Strong Connection to Culture and Traditional Values   None 
Foraker Releases Report Documenting Economic Impact of Alaska’s Nonprofit Sector None 

Foraker Releases Report Documenting Economic Impact of Alaska’s Nonprofit Sector

A report released by The Foraker Group reinforces earlier studies which found that Alaska’s nonprofit sector is a major driver in the state’s economy. Foraker’s research shows that the sector directly employs more than 44,000 people with a payroll of $2.68 billion and generates close to $7 billion in revenue.

Where Are the Yukon Chinooks Headed? None 

Where Are the Yukon Chinooks Headed?

Salmon arrive at many crossroads during their migrations back to birth streams. One third of all the water in Alaska proper drains into the Yukon. The basin receives water from 330,000 square miles of mountain and muskeg that take up as much space as Turkey.

Sitka Local Foods Network Launches Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest None 

Sitka Local Foods Network Launches Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest

Do you think you have a great idea for a food business or product from Sitka? The Sitka Local Foods Network is launching the inaugural Sitka food business innovation contest in an effort to spark local food entrepreneurs to make more local food available to residents and visitors.

Largest Earthquake on the Planet, Until Proven Otherwise None 

Largest Earthquake on the Planet, Until Proven Otherwise

There’s no argument, a 7.9 is impressive. Even in Alaska, we’ve felt only three in the last 20 years. Each of them was 15 times more powerful than the 7.1 Iniskin earthquake that in 2016 snapped gas lines in Kenai and burned down four houses.

Engineering the Snow at Arctic Valley None 

Engineering the Snow at Arctic Valley

Thanks to a team of fresh engineering graduates, Anchorage may soon have a world-class ski destination overlooking downtown.

 CPB Awards $199,500 to Alaska Public Media  for American Graduate: Getting to Work Initiative None 

CPB Awards $199,500 to Alaska Public Media for American Graduate: Getting to Work Initiative

The station will work with partners in Alaska to assess workforce challenges and opportunities, and produce content focused on the essential skills needed for students and workers to succeed in the job markets of today and tomorrow.

Utqiagvik, Where the Climate Has Changed None 

Utqiagvik, Where the Climate Has Changed

The returning daylight for the continent’s farthest north community is due to a predictable nod of the Earth back toward the Sun. Utqiagvik’s second day of direct sunlight, January 23, featured almost an hour’s increase from the day before. The town will have four hours of daylight by the end of January. By May 11, there will be no night.