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The Alaska Zoo Recognizes Global Earth Hour on Saturday, March 24 None 

The Alaska Zoo Recognizes Global Earth Hour on Saturday, March 24

The Alaska Zoo and millions around the world will unite for one of the largest, environmental events in history—Earth Hour. Organized by the World Wildlife Federation, Earth Hour strives to bring awareness to climate change by encouraging people, businesses and governments across the globe to save electricity and turn off all non-essential lights during a designated time.

Alaska Airlines Elevates First Class Menu and Experience, with a West Coast Twist None 

Alaska Airlines Elevates First Class Menu and Experience, with a West Coast Twist

A flavorful new First Class menu will start flying this week, while new thoughtful product extras will be introduced throughout 2018. The new menu features fresh, local ingredients paired with seasonal favorites. Think strawberry-lime smoothie shots, an avocado bacon omelet, or a flank steak salad with green papaya, mint and lime wedges. All menus will have a vegetarian option available.

SHI to Sponsor Second Cultural Education Conference None 

SHI to Sponsor Second Cultural Education Conference

The three-day event, Our Cultural Landscape: Culturally Responsive Education Conference, will feature nationally-known keynote speakers, including Dr. Christopher Blodgett, Zaretta Hammond, Dr. Randall Lindsey and the Rev. Michael Oleksa.

Anchorage Secures Five-Year Bid to Host March Madness Alaska None 

Anchorage Secures Five-Year Bid to Host March Madness Alaska

Anchorage will continue to be home to thousands of students for academic and athletic competitions through the year 2023 thanks to a deal struck between the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) and Visit Anchorage.

Nicolas Petit Wins BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award None 

Nicolas Petit Wins BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award

Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

GCI’s Channel 907 Bringing Alaska High School ‘March Madness’ Statewide None 

GCI’s Channel 907 Bringing Alaska High School ‘March Madness’ Statewide

GCI’s Channel 907 will be the place to catch Alaska high school basketball action throughout the month of March, bringing local sports coverage to Alaskans across the state. Channel 907 will be airing the 3A Western Regional Tournament and the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Basketball State Championship games at the Alaska Airlines Center for 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A high school basketball.

Boat and Ship Building Sector in Alaska Poised for Growth None 

Boat and Ship Building Sector in Alaska Poised for Growth

The State of Alaska Division of Economic Development, in partnership with the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, released the first in a series of reports examining several emerging economic sectors in Alaska. The report focuses on Alaska’s promising boat and ship building sector.

CLIA Alaska President Releases 2019 Cruise Visitor Projections None 

CLIA Alaska President Releases 2019 Cruise Visitor Projections

John Binkley, president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska (CLIA Alaska), said the Alaska cruise industry will see unprecedented growth over the next two years.

Subway® Fresh Forward Restaurant is Coming to Anchorage None 

Subway® Fresh Forward Restaurant is Coming to Anchorage

“Elevating the overall customer experience has been and continues to be a key focus of ours,” said Steve Adams, President of Subway of Alaska, Inc. “We’re giving our guests more of what they love about Subway® - like highlighting our fresh baked bread, cookies and some of our veggies in modern displays—while providing them with modern features that they have not yet seen from us—like self-ordering kiosks and Alaska’s only touch-screen drive thru.”

Alaska Coffee Industry’s Most Significant Event None 

Alaska Coffee Industry’s Most Significant Event

This Saturday, February 10, 2018, baristas representing several Alaskan coffee companies will gather under one roof to compete for the Alaska Barista Cup. The Alaska Barista Cup is the most significant event supporting the coffee industry and coffee culture in Alaska.