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ConocoPhillips Announces Willow Discovery in National Petroleum Reserve

01/13/17

ConocoPhillips Announces Willow Discovery in National Petroleum Reserve

ANCHORAGE, Alaska –ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. today announced a new oil discovery in the Greater Mooses Tooth (GMT) Unit located in the northeast portion of the National Petroleum Reserve –Alaska (NPRA). The Willow discovery wells, Tiŋmiaq 2 and 6, were drilled in early 2016 and encountered 72 feet and 42 feet of net pay, respectively, in the Brookian Nanushuk formation. ConocoPhillips has a 78 percent working interest in the discovery and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation holds a 22 percent interest.   The two discovery wells are located about 28 miles west of the Alpine Central Facility,and are located approximately four miles apart. The Tiŋmiaq 2 well was tested and established good reservoir deliverability with a sustained 12-hour test rate of 3,200 barrels of...

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01/13/17

Arctic Daily Update: January 13, 2017

  January 13, 2017             Today's Events:     Today's Congressional Action:   The Senate is expected to hold a pro forma session. The House is expected to consider S. Con. Res. 3, setting forth the...

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01/13/17

Senate Passes Waiver Enabling Gen. Mattis to Become Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted for a waiver enabling retired General James Mattis to serve as the next Secretary of Defense. The waiver passed on a vote of 81 to 17.   “I believe General Mattis’s experience and insight warrant a waiver enabling him to lead our military during these extraordinary times in which our adversaries no longer fear us, and our allies no longer trust us,” said Senator Sullivan. “General Mattis is uniquely qualified to serve, understands and respects our Constitution, and has the admiration and support of our men and women in uniform, and the American people. I look forward to voting for his confirmation next week.”   Senator...

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01/13/17

2017 Blue and Gold Gala to celebrate UAF centennial

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will celebrate its first 100 years at the Blue and Gold Gala, which will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Carlson Center. The centennial celebration will recognize distinguished faculty, alumni and friends, as well as philanthropists of the century. The event will include fine dining and live music. Attendees are encouraged to wear attire from the 1920s or semiformal wear. Tickets for the gala are $100. Net proceeds will benefit UAF students through the Centennial Cornerstone Scholarship and Fellowship Endowment. For more information about the event, go online to www.uaf.edu/chancellor/gala or call the UAF Development and Alumni Relations Office at 907-474-2619.  

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UAA Feature Story: UAA’s first DNP graduates reach pinnacle of nursing education

01/13/17

UAA Feature Story: UAA’s first DNP graduates reach pinnacle of nursing education

Early in 2015, UAA made available a doctoral degree enabling nurse practitioners not only to provide better care for patients but to grow leadership roles in systemwide health-care decisions. Four women became the first students accepted into UAA’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and, 15 months later, accepted diplomas at UAA’s fall commencement last month. “Even in 2005 when I started getting my master’s, there was discussion in the literature about the DNP being required for entry into advanced practice,” said Robin Bassett, who, along with Leigh Keefer, Jill Rife and Jyll Green, was one of those inaugural four UAA DNP graduates.   Being the example Leigh Keefer grew up in “outer Wasilla”, the daughter of parents...

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Alaskan Brewing releases Husky IPA for Spring 2017

01/13/17

Alaskan Brewing releases Husky IPA for Spring 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (Jan. 12, 2017) – Husky sled dogs are bred for the perfect characteristics to carry them to the finish line. Breeders look for endurance, strength, speed, tough feet, a good attitude and drive. Mosaic hops come from that same pursuit of perfection and serve as the centerpiece of Alaskan Brewing spring seasonal Husky IPA. Inspired by brewers’ experimentation with a SMaSH Mosaic brew (SMaSH stands for Single Malt and Single Hop brew), Husky IPA seeks to take the Mosaic hop’s best characteristics to the finish line, providing for a juicy IPA with tropical and stone fruit flavors and a bright aroma of tangerine and papaya. “Our experimentation with a single malt and single hop brew with Mosaic really led to the formulation of this...

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Rep. Tammie Wilson Calls for Public Testimony Regarding the Office of Children's Services

01/12/17

Rep. Tammie Wilson Calls for Public Testimony Regarding the Office of Children's Services

Thursday, January 12, 2017, North Pole, Alaska – Representative Tammie Wilson today announced statewide public testimony opportunities for Alaskans not satisfied with the current state of the Office of Children’s Services.   On September 7, 2016, Rep. Wilson requested that a Grand Jury conduct an investigation into how the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Office of Children Services (OCS) are complying with statutory duties.   “The Attorney General’s Office hijacked my request and to this date there has been no action taken even after Director Christy Lawton admitted to the Fairbanks Daily News Miner on September 9, 2016, that she expects to fail the upcoming 2017 federal review audit because the benchmarks are very...

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Annual Report Highlights Housing Progress in Alaska

01/12/17

Annual Report Highlights Housing Progress in Alaska

WHO:  Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC)   WHAT:   AHFC’s annual report is available at http://reporttoalaskans.us/2016/. It provides an overview of AHFC programs and projects, financial details, and personal stories about Alaskans who have been impacted by programs administered by the state agency.   WHEN:   TODAY, Wednesday , January 11, 2017.      Selected bullets contained in AHFC’s annual report AHFC’s commitment to the State of Alaska’s dividend increased to $30.5 million, up $4.6 million from FY15. Since 1986, AHFC’s total cumulative contribution to the state is close to $2 billion. Also, revenue increased with a net gain of $14.2 million reported compared to $8.5...

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Alaska Science Forum: January 12, 2017

01/12/17

Alaska Science Forum: January 12, 2017

Many creatures, including you and me, emit methane from time to time. Microbes within our guts break down one substance and turn it into another, making methane in the process. Northern lakes and tundra plants also leak methane. That gas, too, is from microbes, which become more active as the air warms. Scientists study methane because of its ability to warm the world — methane is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Because of this, a number of scientists at a recent conference showed their work on finding manmade sources of methane, from electronically sniffing manhole covers in Cincinnati to sampling the emissions from cows in Mexico. Cows are one of the largest sources of man-caused methane. Livestock around the world contribute 44 percent to...

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01/12/17

Extra Edition: Riding the Oil Wave

President John F. Kennedy once said, "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." After enduring a two-year oil price downturn, and thousands of job losses in the oil and gas industry, Alaska is certainly looking for a change and earnestly towards the future.   In fact, our future could be getting brighter according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which today released its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) for January. According to the EIA's STEO, North Sea Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices are forecasted to average $53 and $52 per barrel, respectively, in 2017. In 2018 the EIA thinks prices for these benchmarks will hit $56 and $55 per barrel, respectively. Following...

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