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09/30/14

Kumin Associates, Inc. Recognized for Excellence In Architecture at AIA Alaska 2014 Design Awards

Kumin Associates, Inc. Celebrates Receipt of the Prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) Alaska Merit Award for Quyanna Care Center and Aleutian Housing Design Projects Selected from 19 submissions, two Kumin Associates projects were selected for award:  The Quyanna Care Center in Nome, Alaska and the Aleutian Housing Concept Design for Atka, Alaska. About the Quyanna Care Center – The Quyanna Care Center is an 18-bed long-term care facility designed to provide for the well-being of the community Elders of Nome in a non-institutional setting.  The design features a large residential-style kitchen, living room with hearth/fireplace, beauty parlor/spa tub room, activities room, and exterior south-facing balcony.  AIA Design Awards judges...

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09/30/14

State health officials urge proactive steps to keep flu, other viruses away

No confirmed or suspected cases of Enterovirus D68 in Alaska yet ANCHORAGE, Alaska, September 30, 2014 — With children back in school, health officials are urging Alaskans to be extra vigilant in preventing the spread of respiratory viruses. “This is the time of year when cold virus activity starts picking up again,” said Dr. Michael Cooper, infectious disease program manager for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. “And influenza season is just around the corner.” Although Alaska has not yet had any confirmed cases of the Enterovirus D68, which has caused hundreds of illnesses in the Lower 48, “more and more states are reporting cases, and it would not be surprising if the virus is detected in Alaska soon,” Cooper said....

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09/30/14

Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church Celebrates Grand Opening New Church Building

Anchorage  –  Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church will celebrate the official opening of the doors of its new church facility on Saturday evening October 4th  at 4 p.m. Metropolitan Gerasimos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, which oversees over 70 parishes across seven Western states, will officiate the Thyranoixia “Opening of the Doors” service and bless the new church. He will be joined by Bishop David Mahaffey, the OCA Bishop of Sitka and Alaska, as well as other visiting and local Orthodox Christian clergy members, as they celebrate the fulfillment of a 30-year dream of this Parish to build a Byzantine style Greek Orthodox Church in Alaska. The Parish of Holy Transfiguration is well known for its Alaska Greek Festival,...

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09/30/14

University of Alaska begins national search for next Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research

UA VP Academic Affairs & Research Search Committee Formed University of Alaska President Patrick Gamble has announced that the university will begin a national search for the next Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research. Dr. Ashok K. Roy, Vice President for Finance & Administration, will chair the search committee as a non-voting member. The committee includes faculty representatives from the three universities. In addition to Dr. Roy as chair, members of the search committee include: Dr. Perry Barboza, Professor, Institute of Arctic Biology Dr. Talis Colberg, Director, Matsu College Dr. Abhijit Dandekar, Chair, Petroleum Engineering Dr. Mark Fitch, Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Mark Herrmann, Dean, School of Management Dr. Larry...

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09/30/14

Will China Rule the World? Alaska World Affairs Council Event (October 3)

          "WILL CHINA RULE THE WORLD?" by Dr. Ronald Tammen    Date: October 3, 2014 Location: Hilton Anchorage Hotel Time: Noon - 1:00 PM (doors open at 11:30) Click Here to Register About the Speaker: Ron Tammen (Ph.D. 1975, University of Michigan) is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. In previous positions he served as Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of National Strategy at the National War College; Chief of...

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09/30/14

Nation's Ag Co-ops Set Record for Annual Sales and Income

Co-ops Set Third Consecutive Sales Record; Jobs Increased by 5 percent Last Year   WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the nation's farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives set a new sales record in 2013, with total business volume of more than $246 billion. That surpasses the previous record, set in 2012, by $8 billion, a 4 percent gain. U.S. co-ops also enjoyed robust job growth over the previous year. This third consecutive year of record sales by ag cooperatives reflects increased sales in the overall farm economy in 2013. U.S. crop production and livestock sales both increased 6 percent in 2013, while production input (farm supply) sales increased 2 percent. "These sales and net income records for ag...

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09/30/14

Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue man from downed aircraft near Ft. Yukon

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a 60-year old man Sunday after his Piper J-3 crashed, 40 miles east of Ft. Yukon Thursday. According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the pilot had not filed a flight plan, nor did they receive any signals from emergency location transmitters in the area. A good Samaritan spotted his aircraft and reported the coordinates to the Fairbanks Flight Service.  The Alaska RCC was notified at approximately 1 p.m. after the Alaska State Troopers reported they were unable to respond due to another search and rescue mission. The Alaska Air National Guard accepted the mission and responded by launching an HH-60 Pave Hawk...

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09/30/14

2014 Alaska Wing Conference Civil Air Patrol

The Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol will hold its annual conference on October 4, 2014 at the Alaska Pacific University.  During the conference, specialized training sessions are scheduled for Senior Members and Cadets as well as two social gatherings, including an awards banquet.   A social dinner for Wing members at the Alaska Aviation Museum kicks off the conference events on Friday, October 3.  A CAP Wing Conference is held yearly in order to provide training for its members, many of whom travel from around the state of Alaska to attend.  Also in attendance will be Civil Air Patrol representatives from the Pacific region who will assist in the training. CAP members will also come to honor those who have excelled in the Civil Air Patrol and are awarded for...

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09/30/14

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Bokan Dotson Ridge Update

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09/30/14

The Big One Deadline is Tomorrow

9.30.2014   Submit by Tomorrow! Submit your best work to AIGA's fifth annual statewide design competition and show and have your work will be judges by a panel of accomplished graphic designers.  Categories Print Material Digital...

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