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08/28/15

The Alaska Energy Authority Files Proposed Susitna-Watana Hydro Schedule with FERC

Anchorage – The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) today filed a letter with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting a lifting of the Integrated Licensing Process abeyance for Susitna-Watana Hydro and proposing a new schedule to reach the next FERC licensing milestone. After receiving Governor Walker’s Administrative Order 217 ceasing discretionary spending on the project, AEA prioritized work on essential tasks to complete work already underway.  This July, AEA received a memo from Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney clarifying the term discretionary spending and allowing Susitna-Watana Hydro to advance to the FERC Study Plan Determination, expected in 2016. AEA will be updating the Initial Study Report with data collection and...

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08/27/15

Arctic Innovation Competition offers cash for bright ideas

The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management will award more than $25,000 in cash prizes through its annual Arctic Innovation Competition. The competition, now in its seventh year, invites competitors to propose new, feasible and potentially profitable ideas. The deadline to submit an entry is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Last year, many ideas were submitted covering a broad range of subjects. Winning ideas included a heated and insulated plumbing coupling to use when pumping water tanks in cold weather, a berry-flavored basting sheet for meat and a temperature alarm for a wood stove. Last year’s $10,000 grand prize winner was Charlie Parr, with the “Routinely” ground control system, an integrated hardware and software solution designed to...

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08/27/15

Downtown Traffic Changes During GLACIER Conference and Presidential Visit

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage will host the international GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Center, bringing over a thousand dignitaries and guests from all over the world. This international conference brings a heightened level of security involving a few street closures downtown for both drivers and pedestrians, specifically surrounding the Dena’ina Center and the Hotel Captain Cook.   These road closures should not impede accessibility to businesses located near the Dena’ina Center. Road Closure and no parking signs will be posted; parking violators will be towed. Because of the road closures and parking restrictions, City Hall will close at 1:00 pm on Monday.   Closures Surrounding Dena’ina Center on Monday, August 31, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00...

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08/27/15

USDA Expands Farm Safety Net, Offers Greater Flexibility for Beginning, Organic and Fruit and Vegetable Growers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2015 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance will be available in every county in the nation in 2016. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is also making changes to the policy to help farmers and ranchers with diversified crops including beginning, organic, and fruit and vegetable growers, better access Whole-Farm Revenue Protection. "Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance allows producers who have previously had limited access to a risk management safety net, to insure all of the commodities on their farm at once instead of one commodity at a time," said Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. "That gives them the option of embracing more crop diversity on their farm and helps...

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08/27/15

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Alaska Businesses and Residents Affected by the Sockeye Fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Alaska businesses and residents affected by the Sockeye Fire that occurred June 14 - July 22 in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial of the state’s request for a major disaster declaration on August 19.   The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the Denali, Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska‑Susitna boroughs; the Chugach, Copper River, Delta/Greely and Iditarod regional educational attendance areas; and the Municipality of Anchorage.   “SBA is strongly committed to providing Alaska with the...

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08/27/15

Downtown Road Closures due to GLACIER Conference & Presidential Visit

Anchorage will host the international GLACIER conference at the Dena'ina Center, bringing over a thousand dignitaries and guests from all over the world. This international conference brings a heightened level of security involving a few street closures downtown for both drivers and pedestrians, specifically surrounding the Dena'ina Center and the Hotel Captain Cook. These road closures should not impede accessibility to businesses located near the Dena'ina Center. Road Closure and no parking signs will be posted; parking  violators will be towed. Because of the road closures and parking restrictions, City Hall will close at 1:00 pm on Monday.     Closures Surrounding Dena'ina Center on Monday, August...

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New Statewide Advertisement Calls for Balanced Approach to Energy Development

08/27/15

New Statewide Advertisement Calls for Balanced Approach to Energy Development

Anchorage, AK – A statewide Alaskan television spot launched today by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) highlights the key role that Arctic energy development plays in supporting Native Alaskan communities.   “Iñupiat Eskimo and other indigenous peoples have lived in the Arctic for thousands of years,” said Rex Rock Sr., ASRC President and CEO. “As stewards of the land we have the most at stake in protecting an environment that is fundamental to our way of life. We also understand that environmental stewardship does not come at the expense of the responsible development of our natural resources, which is essential to our economic future.”   “Unfortunately, federal agencies continue to fail to accept this reality,...

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08/26/15

September Statewide Employment Services Trainings

All trainings will be offered face-to face in Anchorage and distance-delivered via audio conference. Cost for each training is $30. Registration and payment are required prior to training.   Target Audience: People with disabilities and families. Anyone who is interested in providing customized employment opportunities for people with disabilities.   An Overview of Social Security Work Incentives    September 10, 2015 from 9am-11am   Description: Work Incentives offer an avenue for people receiving SSDI and SSI benefits a way of trying and succeeding at wage and self-employment. This training session will briefly review the work incentives connected to SSDI and SSI, and how they promote...

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08/26/15

MTA Selected as a Winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards

Palmer, AK – 8.19.2015 – The Telly Awards has named MTA as a two-time Bronze winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their TV commercials titled Cooperative, and Employment. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. Both spots were developed and directed by MTA’s agency, Walsh|Sheppard, were shot and produced locally by Hybrid Color Films, and feature MTA Member-Owners and employees. This is the first time MTA has entered work into the juried competition. The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work...

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Most diverse Alaska Air Guard group trains collectively

08/26/15

Most diverse Alaska Air Guard group trains collectively

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the 176th Mission Support Group brought together approximately 20 different occupations for a joint training exercise here Aug. 15 to 18. Polar Guard 15-1, known locally as "Mad Bull," is an annual affair held mainly at the base joint-regional training site, Camp Mad Bull, where Air Guardsmen participated in a range of events including radio communication, land navigation, field kitchen duties and heavy equipment operation. At additional locations around base, members participated in aircraft rescue and fire-fighting, convoy simulation, and airdrop and cargo retrieval events. This training is necessary to hone wartime skill sets and be ready for real-world emergencies. "Mad Bull is a good opportunity to...

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