The Alutiiq Museum is the 2019 recipient of Discover Kodiak’s Chinook Award, an honor recognizing a community contribution by a non-profit organization.
GCI crews recently finished upgrading equipment at forty-two microwave sites in Western Alaska to bring more capacity to the region and enable GCI to better manage and optimize network traffic.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to increase the amount undergraduate students pay for college tuition by 5 percent beginning in fall semester 2020 but directed the administration to invest $1.5 million of tuition revenue to financial aid for students at each university.
Students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will soon have the opportunity to complete their high school careers with up to two years of college credit, tuition-free.
Governor Mike Dunleavy introduced four pieces of legislation supporting his initiative of making Alaska open for business by removing barriers to business and employment, as well as promoting responsible resource development. The bills sent to the Alaska Senate address a range of issues from unemployment insurance to geothermal energy development.
The USGS estimates there are 3.6 billion barrels of oil and 8.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas conventional resources in the Central North Slope. This assessment does not include discoveries made by industry between 2013 and 2017. Although the USGS assessed this region in 2005, increases in geologic knowledge and understanding of the rocks and resource potential allowed the USGS to focus more specifically on six assessment units included in this estimate.
Carla Baxley has been promoted to Group Manager of Airport Engineering at R&M Consultants. Baxley has eighteen years of Alaska engineering experience, with twelve of those years at the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF).
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to welcome the new Tribal Child Support Attorney Brent Mulvaney.
Anchorage based television stations KTUU and KYES announced the promotion of Yvette Morales into a senior management role.
United Way of Anchorage has announced that President and CEO Michele Brown will retire this June after seventeen years with the organization.