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Rasmuson Foundation Awards $8.6 Million None 

Rasmuson Foundation Awards $8.6 Million

Rasmuson Foundation directors approved awards for 18 organizations totaling more than $8.6 million at their June 28 board meeting. This is one of the largest award amounts in Foundation history. The grants will go to agencies across the state and will benefit a number of different programs.

Daily respites during a summer-long walk None 

Daily respites during a summer-long walk

On this cobble bar north of the Arctic Circle, it is a fine day. The sky is a sheet of blue, a breeze wraps us with clean air, a sandpiper mom shrieks over her hatchlings. They are gray-blue puffballs, extra cute and almost invisible amid the stones.

Plexiglas menagerie None 

Plexiglas menagerie

At University of Alaska Anchorage, two students are on an interdisciplinary quest to unlock the anthropological and archaeological importance of caribou teeth. Yes, caribou teeth.


Youth development series offered in Fairbanks


Crystals help volcanoes cope with pressure

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have discovered that volcanoes have a unique way of dealing with pressure — through crystals.

ICOAA Scholarship Program, AYEA Youth Organizer Summit, Alaska Women Speak, Elders & Youth Conference, Summer of Service Grants None 
Gary Laursen to lead mushroom workshop in Palmer None 

Gary Laursen to lead mushroom workshop in Palmer

Mycologist Gary Laursen will lecture and lead a workshop on the wild mushrooms of Southcentral Alaska Aug. 11-13 at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer.

Give a Suit, Change a Life None 

Give a Suit, Change a Life

“At Chanlyut, we help men develop the life skills they need to prepare them for working a good job every day, but sometimes they need that extra lift,” said Bill Tsurnos, Program Director for Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s (CITC) Chanlyut program. “Wearing a nice suit gives the men confidence in themselves and makes them feel important. They look in the mirror and they don’t just see themselves; they see what they can become.”

New tools help fight wildfire with satellite imagery None 

New tools help fight wildfire with satellite imagery

In Alaska's remote areas, a wildfire might not be spotted immediately by residents or pilots. While such a fire may be out of sight, its heat will show up in satellite images.


Certified food protection manager training will be offered Aug. 1 by videoconference in six Alaska communities.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the food safety management workshop, which will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Palmer, Valdez, Juneau and Sitka. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager to ensure compliance with food safety regulations.